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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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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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