Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

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150 Third Avenue South
Suite 2800
Nashville, TN 37201, United States
Phone: (615) 742-6200
Fax: (615) 742-6293
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Construction Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Tennessee
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

X-Ray the Radiology Practice Before You Buy It

The popularity of radiology practice consolidation is increasing, in part, due to the same catalysts that have driven other outsourced physician groups to consolidate – (a) the need to achieve scale and leverage in order to…more
 /  Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

DoD IG Report Highlights Flaws in DLA Compliance with Buy American Act and Berry Amendment

A recent report from the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) identified a number of significant flaws regarding the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) compliance with the Buy American Act (BAA) and the Berry…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

FCA Deeper Dive: Judicial Review of Settlements

The FCA continues to be the federal government’s primary civil enforcement tool for investigating allegations that healthcare providers or government contractors defrauded the federal government. In the coming weeks, we continue…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

Chris Lazarini Comments on Waiver of the Right to Seek Arbitration

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini commented on a case in which the defendant filed fraud and RICO actions in federal court against several persons and entities alleging they defrauded her out of millions of dollars. The…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Securities Law

The STRONGER Patents Act: Swinging the Pendulum in Favor of Patent Owners

While the House Judiciary Committee conducts hearings today on "The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses," a movement is afoot in the Senate to revitalize the U.S. patent system. On June 21, 2017, a bipartisan group of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Proposals are Only as Strong as their Weakest Link: GAO Affirms Non-responsiblity Determination Based on Subcontractor’s Lack of Base Access

The GAO recently denied Leidos Innovations Corporation’s protest of a determination that Leidos was ineligible to receive a $272 million award by the U.S. Army despite Leidos having both the highest-rated technical proposal and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Government Contracting, Military Law

Senate Passes Russia and Iran Sanctions Legislation

On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill mandating sanctions against Russia and Iran and a 30-day congressional review period should the president attempt to reduce those sanctions…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Arbitration Regulation Bars Class Action Waivers

On July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB) issued its final rule preventing certain financial product and service providers from including in their consumer contracts pre-dispute arbitration provisions that bar…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

U.S. Government Guidance on Buy American Executive Order Could Signal Impending Headaches for Government Contractors

On April 18, 2017, Donald Trump signed a Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American (EO). As we reported at the time, Section 3 of the EO directed the heads of all federal agencies to, among other things: (1)…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

FCA Deeper Dive: Developments Regarding Penalties and Damages

The FCA continues to be the federal government’s primary civil enforcement tool for investigating allegations that healthcare providers or government contractors defrauded the federal government. In the coming weeks, we continue…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Business Torts, Health, Government Contracting

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Contractual v. Fiduciary Obligations

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a case in which plaintiff claimed breach of contract when her investment advisor did not transfer funds in a timely manner. The trial court and court of appeals awarded summary…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

FCA Deeper Dive: FCA’s First-to-File Bar

The FCA continues to be the federal government’s primary civil enforcement tool for investigating allegations that healthcare providers or government contractors defrauded the federal government. In the coming weeks, we continue…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Reimbursement Manager Pleads Guilty for Prior Authorization Process Issues

On Monday, June 19, 2017, Elizabeth Gurrieri became the second former employee of Insys Therapeutics (Insys) to plead guilty to federal anti-kickback charges related to the drug Subsys, an expensive fentanyl-based painkiller…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Two Grants of Summary Judgment in Favor of Diabetic Experts

A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Eleventh Circuit) recently affirmed two grants of summary judgment in favor of defendant Lincare, Inc. d/b/a Diabetic Experts of America (collectively,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Business Torts, Health

Rare Court Case Sheds Light on U.S. Sanctions Enforcement

It is rare for companies to go to court to fight penalties imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for violations of U.S. sanctions. It is even more rare for a court to make any sort of finding against the agency…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade
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