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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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John Golwen Provides Insight on Tennessee Business Court

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May 6, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Golwen provided insight for a Memphis Business Journal article focusing on the creation of the Tennessee Business Court. The article was published to coincide with the Court's one-year anniversary. Last year, the Tennessee Supreme Court created a pilot court, physically located in Davidson County, to focus exclusively on complex business litigation. The court often hears "business divorce" cases among partners, breach of contract disputes, shareholder derivative suits, trade secrets and intellectual property disputes. Cases that are excluded from the court include personal injury, wrongful death, products liability and most employment cases. Tennessee is one of 26 states that have already implemented a business court system. "If deemed successful by the Tennessee Supreme Court, the system would likely expand to Shelby County and Knox County," explains John. He adds, "[i]f we're trying to attract business to Tennessee, obviously they won't move their business here just for court, but it certainly makes for a more business-friendly environment."

The full article, "Tennessee Business Court Sees Successful First Year," was published by the Memphis Business Journal on May 5, 2016, and is available online.

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