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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Greg Parker Provides Insight on Impact of Supreme Court's Ruling for Copyright Litigants


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June 17, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Greg Parker provided insights for an article outlining the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, in which the court provided clarification on when judges should award attorneys' fees to successful copyright litigants, finding that a heavy emphasis should be placed on whether the case is "objectively unreasonable." As Greg points out in the article, 

The Supreme Court's decision in Kirtsaeng adopts an 'objective-reasonableness approach' to Section 505 of the Copyright Act and resolves disagreement in the lower courts about how to address an application for attorneys' fees in a copyright case. Going forward, courts must give substantial weight to the reasonableness of the losing party's position. While courts must also consider a range of factors beyond the reasonableness of litigation positions, the key question is whether the losing party advanced an objectively reasonable claim or defense. The answer to that question more often than not will be outcome determinative on whether to award fees.

The full article, "Attys React To High Court's Copyright Attys' Fees Ruling," was published by Law360 on June 17, 2016, and is available online.

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