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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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Bill Ozier Authors Article on New Protected Status for Employees with Valid Handgun Permits

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Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Bill Ozier authored an article for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry outlining the details of a new bill passed by the Tennessee Legislature in 2015 that creates a new protected status for employees that have a valid handgun carry permit. As explained in the article, "[t]he statute prohibits an employer from discharging or taking any adverse action against an employee solely for transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition in an employer parking area, provided that the employee complies with the provisions of the 'Guns in Trunks' legislation passed in 2013." In the article, Bill further explains how employers will be affected by this new legislation.

The full article, "Tennessee Legislature Enacts New Protection for Employees with Valid Handgun Carry Permits," was published in the Summer 2015 issue of the Business Insider, a publication of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is available online.


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