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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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Privacy Perils: Beware of Text Scam, iPhone Users

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August 5, 2016

While SMS (text) phishing not new, there is a new scam that lowers people's guard by tapping into their dependency on Apple and iPhones. A text message informs the user that an Apple ID or iCloud account will be terminated unless updated. It lures the user to click a link, which leads to a fraudulent website to collect personal data, including name and passport information. Unsuspecting Apple-addicts then hand over their personal information to the identity thieves.

Any request of this nature should be a red flag - the legitimate Apple would never collect data in this manner, so do not click on the link if you receive a text like this or respond with your personal information! According to Apple's privacy policy, it will never ask for certain types of personal information (Social Security number, mother's maiden name, full credit card number or credit card CCV) outside of a user's account. When Apple does request personal information, it typically occurs within iTunes or an Apple ID account itself.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.


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