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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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Joe Crace and Brant Phillips Co-Author an Article on the Application of the 1933 Act in the Omnicare Case

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March 24, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Joe Crace and Brant Phillips co-authored an article titled, "SCOTUS Tackles When a Statement of Opinion is Actionable Under the 1933 Act," that was published by InsideCounsel on March 24.  The article discusses the 6th Circuit decision in Indiana State District Council of Laborers v. Omnicare, which held that the strict liability provisions of Section 11 of the 1933 Act do apply to statements that traditionally constituted "soft" information, such as statements of opinion. The Supreme Court will review the 6th Circuit decision during its next term.

The full article is available on the InsideCounsel website.


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