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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Releases Annual Review of 2015 Securities and Shareholder Litigation

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March 10, 2016

Securities & Shareholder 2015 Year-End ReviewBass, Berry & Sims PLC announces the release of the Securities & Shareholder Litigation: 2015 Year-End Review, the firm's annual report on the most important trends and developments from the previous year affecting companies and their officers and directors. The report provides an extensive analysis of and practical guidance regarding the most significant updates in corporate and securities law in 2015.

The six key trends and topics covered in the report include:

  • The establishment of the Tennessee Business Court in 2015.
  • How different lower courts have interpreted the scope of the Supreme Court's decision in Omnicare, and the implications of these varying interpretations.
  • Whether the rejection of disclosure-only settlements in Delaware's Chancery Court will mean the death of these types of settlements or will it force companies to seek other jurisdictions?
  • What is the risk of liability for financial advisors in light of several recent court decisions?
  • Updates and analysis on some of the most significant securities cases of 2015, including Pension Fund Group v. Tempur-Pedic Int'l, Inc., Bondali v. Yum! Brands, Inc., and Verble v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC.
  • Attorney-client privilege considerations for in-house counsel of companies with global operations or affiliates.

Click below to view the Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2015 Year-End Review. We hope this review is useful. If you have any questions about the survey or would like additional information about the articles or the authors, please contact one of the authors listed. We look forward to working with you in the future.

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