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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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Law360 Covers Bass, Berry & Sims's Early Victory on Behalf of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business


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May 20, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Iverson successfully argued against a motion to dismiss fraud and tortious interference claims in our client's complaint against Johnson Controls. As reported by Law360, the suit accuses Johnson Controls of failing in its role as a subcontractor to our client, Technology and Supply Management LLC (TaSM), a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, in connection with a government contract to build shelters for the Army in Kuwait. U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia "largely kept intact" TaSM's claims, dismissing only one of several components in the tortious interference claim. As pointed out in the article, Brian successfully "argued that both the fraud and tortious interference claims were warranted. The severity of Johnson's conduct showed that there was 'something more at play than a simple breach of contract or warranty.'"

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Todd Overman, John Golwen, and Brian Iverson represented TaSM. The full article, "Johnson Controls Escapes Claim In Army Contract Row," was published by Law360 on May 20, 2016, and is available online.

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