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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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Tennessee Government Update - Recap of October 24 - 28, 2011


October 28, 2011

Inaugural Budget Road Show

For the first time in state history, budget hearings will take place outside of Nashville. Governor Bill Haslam announced on October 26 that portions of the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget hearings will be hosted by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of Memphis. The hearings, over which Governor Haslam and Finance and Administration Commissioner Mark Emkes will preside.

Redistricting Update

No news may not be good (or comforting) news for many state legislators who anticipate district changes in connection with census reapportionment next year. To date, House and Senate leadership have not made public any redistricting plans, and it is unclear when such plans will be made public. Most likely, the plans for reapportionment will be announced after the legislature reconvenes on January 10, 2012. Candidates for state office must file petitions to run by no later than noon on April 5, 2012.

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