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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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John Speer Authors Article on CFPB's Proposed Regulations on Class-Action Waivers

Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability


October 6, 2016

In an article published by Westlaw Journal, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Speer provides insight on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed rule barring class-action waivers in arbitration clauses. The 90-day comment period for the rule came to an end on August 22, with some comments reflecting the opinion that the rule, if adopted, would inflict serious financial harm on the public as well as providers of financial services and products. Other comments said that if the rule is not adopted, financial service companies will continue to use arbitration to prevent the enforcement of consumer protection laws and avoid responsibility for their violations. John concludes that whether the rule is needed to protect consumers and the public interest – given the deficiencies in the empirical data, methodology and analysis relied on by the CFPB to justify the rule – will be answered in the litigation that will follow if the rule is adopted.

The full article, "The CFPB's Proposed Arbitration Rule – for the Protection of Consumers and in the Public Interest?" was published by Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability on October 3, 2016 and is available in the PDF below.

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