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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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Brook Lathram and Jonathan Nelson Author Article on Tennessee Rule of Evidence 404(b)


January 13, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Brook Lathram and Jonathan Nelson authored the article, "The Time is Right to Amend Rule 404(b)," that was published in the Fall 2014 (Volume 45, Number 1) issue of the The University of Memphis Law Review. In the article, Brook and Jonathan analyze the definition of "person" established by the Tennessee Supreme Court's 2002 decision in State v. Stevens. In 2014, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the Channon Christian Act to abrogate, in part, the definition issued in Stevens. Brook and Jonathan argue that, while the latest Act is commendable, the Supreme Court Rules Advisory Commission should go further and propose to the Tennessee Supreme Court an amendment to Tennessee Rule 404(b) that makes clear that the rule applies in both civil and criminal cases and without regard to whether the "other acts" are those of a party or non-party.

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