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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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Attorneys Offer Insight on Supreme Court's Interpretation of "Actual Fraud" Under the Bankruptcy Code

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August 3, 2016

Bloomberg BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter published an article by Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys John Speer and Michael Kapellas providing insight on the recent Supreme Court decision, Husky International Electronics v. Ritz. The Court's ruling resolved a conflict among the First, Seventh and Fifth Circuits regarding the non-dischargeability of debts "obtained by … actual fraud." The Court determined that "actual fraud" preventing discharge does not require a false representation. The article explains the Court's analysis that shifts the balance between the "fresh start" goal of bankruptcy and the non-dischargeability of a debt and the issue the Court left unanswered concerning the interpretation of a part of the Code's non-dischargeability provision that will determine the impact of the Court's decision.

The full article, "False Representations No Longer Required to Prove 'Actual Fraud' Under the Bankruptcy Code," was published by Bloomberg BNA on August 2, 2016, and is available online or in the PDF below.

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