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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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Eli Richardson Comments on United Airlines Bribery Case


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July 19, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided comment for a Law360 article related to bribery charges brought against Jamie Fox, the former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation and former lobbyist for United Airlines. Federal prosecutors allege that Jamie Fox conspired with former New York/New Jersey Port Authority chairman David Samson for the chairman to receive a bribe from United Airlines in return for favorable treatment from the airline. In the article, Eli offers a potential defense strategy saying, "Fox, however, could challenge the government's narrative that he and Samson schemed against United in light of the fact that Fox was a consultant working on behalf of the airline ... If the government portrays United employees as victims to a certain extent, Fox could argue he is among the victims who were pressured by Samson."

The full article, "Emails Hover Over Ex-NJ DOT Chief In Airline Bribery Case," was published by Law360 on July 18, 2016, and is available online.

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