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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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Associate Attorney General Sheds Light on the DOJ's Application of Individual Liability and Corporate Cooperation Credit in FCA cases

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June 27, 2016

Since September 2015, United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates's Memorandum (Yates Memo) has been the topic of intense discussion within the legal community, generating a wide range of views on its impact on FCA investigations and litigation. Acting Associate Attorney General Bill Baer recently delivered remarks at the ABA's 11th National Institute on Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, which addressed the Yates Memo and some of the questions it has generated. 

Baer opened his speech by highlighting trends in FCA enforcement. The Government and relators filed more than 630 new qui tam matters in 2015 and more than 4,700 qui tam matters since 2009. Since 2009, the Government has recovered over $29.5 billion for all FCA matters, and relators have received awards topping $3 billion for identifying and helping to prosecute FCA violations. Baer used these statistics not only to reaffirm the DOJ's commitment to FCA enforcement, but also to segue into a deeper discussion of the application of the Yates Memo.

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