CAR_Public/040721.mbx              C L A S S   A C T I O N   R E P O R T E R

              Wednesday, July 21, 2004, Vol. 6, No. 143

                            Headlines

AMERICAN HONDA: Recalls 8,189 Cycles Due To Speedometer Defects
AUSTRALIAN FINANCE: Faces AUD2 Million Fine For Consumer Fraud
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN: Recalls 1,560 Motorcycles Due To Fire Hazard
BLUE BIRD: Recalls 297 Buses Due To Emergency Rear Door Defects
BLUE BIRD: Recalls 291 Buses Due To Seat Belt Fastener Defects

C. KENNETH: Recalls Haitai Mini Wafers Due To Undeclared Milk
CANADIAN GENERICS: FDA Warns Against Canadian Site's Fake Drugs
CARL ZEISS: Recalls Opthalmic Systems Because of Injury Hazard
CONNECTICUT CAPITAL: SEC Fines, Settles With Broker, Principal
CYBERCARE INC.: SEC Files, Settles Cease-and-Desist Proceedings

DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Americans, Canadians Sue Over Vehicle Paint
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Consumers Commence Eighty Antitrust Lawsuits
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Faces Suits For Benefiting From SA Apartheid
DAIMLERCHRYSLER SERVICES: Consumers Commence Race Bias Lawsuits
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Recalls 320,188 Vehicles For Defective Wiper

DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Recalls 6,183 Pickups For Incorrect Labels
EDUCATIONAL TESTING: Faces Suit Over Teacher Examination Errors
EL DORADO: Recalls Baked Products For Undeclared Milk Allergens
FAX.COM: Counter-sues Plaintiffs in CA Unsolicited Fax Lawsuit
FORD MOTOR: Recalls 4,858 Pickups Due To False Tire Load Ratings

FORD MOTOR: Recalls 28,443 Vans/Wagons Due To False Tire Labels
FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION: Recalls 14T Trucks Due To Loose Joints
FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION: Recalls 1,700 Trucks Due To Crash Risk
GUAM: Plaintiffs Challenge ETIC Settlement, Judge Stops Hearings
HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Recalls 35,855 Motorcycles Due To Crash Hazard

HYUNDAI MOTOR: Recalls 44,530 Elantra Sedans Due To Fire Hazard
IC CORPORATION: Recalls 4,157 Buses Due To Incorrect Exit Labels
INDIA: High Court Orders Payment to 1984 Bhopal Gas Leak Victims
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK: Recalls 5,999 Buses Due To Crash Hazard
JETHRO WHOLESALE: Warns of Undeclared Sulfites in Vegetables

LAND ROVER: Recalls 3,194 SUVs Due To Defective Child Door Locks
LANE LABS-USA: NJ Court Rules V. Unapproved Cosmetic Products
MARTHA STEWART: Sentenced To 5 Months in Prison in Stock Trial
NIELSEN MEDIA: Critics Say Ratings Method Undercounts Minorities
OHIO: Cincinnati, Firefighters Union Face Non-Union Workers Suit

OPUS360 CORPORATION: NY Securities Suit Settlement Deemed Final
PACIFIC CENTURY: Citrus Growers To File Damage Suits Over Canker
PAT & OSCAR'S: Patrons File Suit Over E.coli in CA Restaurants
PROZAC: FL Court Refuses To Seal Depositions in Consumer Lawsuit
SMITH & WESSON: Public Nuisance Suits Consolidated in IL Court

SMITHFIELD FOODS: PA Court Hears Arguments on Lawsuit Dismissal
TICKET TRACK: WA Court Approves Parking Ticket Suit Settlement
VIRGINIA: Schools, Students To Receive Free CDs Via Settlement

               Meetings, Conferences & Seminars


* Scheduled Events for Class Action Professionals
* Online Teleconferences


                  New Securities Fraud Cases


BEA SYSTEMS: Bernstein Liebhard Files Securities Suit in N.D. CA
CARDINAL HEALTH: Braun Law Lodges Securities Lawsuit in S.D. OH
CORINTHIAN COLLEGES: Goodkind Labaton Lodges CA Securities Suit


                            *********

AMERICAN HONDA: Recalls 8,189 Cycles Due To Speedometer Defects
---------------------------------------------------------------
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is cooperating with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 8,189 units of Year 2004 Honda CBR1000RR
motorcycles.

Manufactured from December 2003 to April 2004, the NHTSA has
received reports that on certain motorcycles, some digital
speedometers may experience a computer program error, causing
the speedometer to indicate approximately 25 percent less than
the actual vehicle speed. This condition can result in the
vehicle being driven at an illegal or unsafe speed, which could
increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install an updated speedometer and associated
components. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on June 1, 2004.

For more details, contact American Honda Motor Co. by Phone: 1-
800-999-1009.


AUSTRALIAN FINANCE: Faces AUD2 Million Fine For Consumer Fraud
--------------------------------------------------------------
Australian Finance Direct, one of the finance companies under
the Hanover Group, faces an AUD2 million fine for misleading
consumers, the New Zealand Herald reports.

Consumer Affairs Victoria filed the suit, which is related to
ties between the Company and disgraced Australian get-rich-quick
promoter Henry Kaye.

Last week, The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ruled
that the Company breached the consumer credit code, by failing
to disclose the real interest rates on the loans that customers
used to pay for investment seminars run by Mr. Kaye's flagship
company, National Investment Institute.  The suit relates to the
effect of "holdbacks" - money paid by Mr. Kaye's company to
Australian Finance Direct without the borrowers' knowledge.
Consumer Affairs claimed the payments amounted to undisclosed
interest.

The office of the Minister of Consumer Affairs, John Lenders,
yesterday told the Herald the tribunal would rule in the next
fortnight on whether to impose civil penalties.  The maximum
possible penalty for the four breaches of the code was A$2
million ($2.2 million).  In Auckland, a spokesman for Hanover
told the Herald, "We don't agree with the decision and we will
almost certainly be seeking to lodge an appeal."

Hanover Chief Executive Kerry Finnigan told the Business Herald
in February that holdbacks were conventional practice and the
company was "very confused" that the case had escalated.

The Company also faces a class action in the Victoria Supreme
Court from former Kaye clients that seeks to wipe their loans
plus the interest. AFD denies wrongdoing.  Mr. Finnigan said in
February that regulators had looked at every way possible to
close down Mr. Kaye's operation "and we just happened to be a
potential target."


BAYERISCHE MOTOREN: Recalls 1,560 Motorcycles Due To Fire Hazard
----------------------------------------------------------------
Bayerische Motoren Werke is cooperating with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 1,560 units of Year 2003-2004 BMW F650 CS
motorcycles.

Manufactured from January 2002 to September 2003, the NHTSA has
received reports that on certain motorcycles, the plastic fuel
pump flange could come into contact with acid or chemical
compounds containing acidic elements, such as battery acid or
certain cleaning products. The flange could become brittle,
crack, and allow fuel to escape from the fuel tank. Fuel
leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in
a fire.

Dealers will install an acid-resistant cap over the fuel pump
flange. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification
began on June 10, 2004.

For more details, contact BMW by Phone: 1-800-831-1117


BLUE BIRD: Recalls 297 Buses Due To Emergency Rear Door Defects
---------------------------------------------------------------
Blue Bird Corporation is cooperating with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily recalling
about 297 units of Year 2005 Blue Bird All American
school buses.

Manufactured from January 2004 to April 2004, the NHTSA has
determined that on certain school buses, the inside panels
adjacent to the rear center emergency door (or rear center
emergency window on rear engine models) do not conform to the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 221,
"School Bus Body Joint Strength." Adhesive was inadvertently
omitted from these joints.

Dealers will remove the inside rear panels and properly adhere
the panels. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on June 9, 2004. Owners may contact Blue Bird
at 1-478-822-2242.


BLUE BIRD: Recalls 291 Buses Due To Seat Belt Fastener Defects
--------------------------------------------------------------
Blue Bird Corporation is cooperating with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily recalling
about 291 units of Year 2004-2005 Blue Bird All American school
buses.

Manufactured from March 2004 to April 2004, the NHTSA has
determined that certain school and transit buses were equipped
with driver's 3-point seat belts with incorrect fasteners. In
the event of a crash, the fasteners can pull out. The seat
occupant would not be properly restrained, which could result in
serious injuries or death.

Dealers will replace the driver's 3-point seat belt upper
attaching fasteners. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on June 8, 2004. Owners may contact Blue Bird
at 1-478-822-2242.


C. KENNETH: Recalls Haitai Mini Wafers Due To Undeclared Milk
-------------------------------------------------------------
C. Kenneth Imports, 150th St. & Exterior St., Bronx, NY, is
recalling Haitai Mini Wafers (Cream & Strawberry flavors)
manufactured by HAITAI Confectionery & Foods Co., LTD., Korea,
because it contains undeclared milk. Consumers who are allergic
to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic
reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Haitai Mini Wafers are packaged in 4.58 oz, plastic
wrapped packages, 15 packages to a case. Package codes for
products are 2004. 10. 06. and 2004.09.08. Approximately 70
cases were distributed in New York and New Jersey Korean
supermarkets.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York
State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors
revealed the presence of undeclared milk in Haitai Mini Wafers
in packages which was not declared as an ingredient on the
label. The consumption of milk by allergic individuals has been
reported to elicit severe reactions.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this
problem.

Consumers who are allergic to milk and have purchased Haitai
Mini Wafers are urged to return them to the place of purchase.

For more details, contact the HAITAI Confectionery & Foods Co.,
LTD., Korea by Phone: 1-800-624-5639


CANADIAN GENERICS: FDA Warns Against Canadian Site's Fake Drugs
--------------------------------------------------------------
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis of three commonly
prescribed drugs purchased from a Web site advertised as
Canadian showed that so-called "Canadian Generics" bought from
the Web site were fake, substandard and potentially dangerous.
One was a controlled substance.  In light of these findings, FDA
reiterates its strong concerns about purchasing prescription
drugs online from unknown sources.

FDA investigators recently purchased three commonly prescribed
drugs from a Web site advertising "Canadian Generics," which had
been sending "spam" emails promoting its products.  The products
purchased were so-called "generic" versions of Viagra, Lipitor,
and Ambien.  None of the three products has a U.S.-approved
generic version, and so all three drugs were unapproved.

"The test results of our analyses offer proof positive that
buying prescription drugs online from unknown foreign sources
can be a risky business. As was the case here, even where a
website looks legitimate, FDA has clear evidence that the Web
site is dispensing misbranded drugs that are not the same
quality as those approved by the FDA for sale in the United
States. Consumers who believe they are getting equivalent
products from reputable sources are being misled and putting
their health at risk," said FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Lester
M. Crawford.

"This firm shipped drugs that were the wrong strength, including
some that were substantially super-potent and that pose real
health risks as a result, drugs that didn't dissolve properly,
drugs that contained contaminants, and drugs that should not
have been given because of potentially dangerous drug
interactions," he continued.

Ambien, a controlled substance (schedule IV), is approved for
the short-term treatment of insomnia in the U.S. The product FDA
obtained online contained too much active ingredient, including
one tablet that was nearly double the labeled potency. Taking
"superpotent" Ambien puts patients at risk for central nervous
system depression, especially in elderly or debilitated
patients.

The so-called "generic" Lipitor FDA purchased was subpotent and
failed standard dissolution tests, providing on average only 57
percent of the active ingredient claimed on the label. It also
failed FDA's purity testing. Clinically, subpotent product could
present a long-term risk for the various complications of high
cholesterol, such as heart disease. In addition, the so-called
"generic" Lipitor product was furnished to FDA's online
purchaser, even though the purchaser said that he was taking the
antibiotic Erythromycin. Lipitor's label warns against taking
Lipitor and Erythromycin at the same time.

Viagra is sold in the U.S. to treat impotence. The so-called
"generic" version of this product also contained too little of
the active ingredient, failed the dissolution test, and had an
unacceptable level of impurities. Although subpotent "generic"
Viagra may not place patients at additional risk, the purchaser
informed the firm in its on-line questionnaire that he was
taking Erythromycin. Use of Viagra in patients taking
Erythromycin is contraindicated.

FDA continues to advise patients and consumers that they must
use great care when purchasing prescription drugs online. Our
evidence indicates that although a Web site may appear to be
hosted by a reputable source and may look similar to other
retail pharmacy Web sites, many of these sites in fact operate
from outside the United States and are providing unapproved
drugs from unreliable sources.

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has
established a program called VIPPS designed to certify Web sites
that meet industry standards. The Agency believes that consumers
should look for participation in this type of certification
program as one method to help minimize the risks of getting bad
quality drugs from disreputable sources.

The FDA's test results are summarized in a chart that can be
accessed at: www.fda.gov/importeddrugs/chart071304.html .
Additional information about buying drugs online is available at
FDA's website, www.fda.gov/oc/buyonline/default.htm .


CARL ZEISS: Recalls Opthalmic Systems Because of Injury Hazard
--------------------------------------------------------------
Carl Zeiss Meditec is cooperating with the United States Food
and Drug Administration by recalling its Carl Zeiss Meditec
Ophthalmic Systems - VISULAS 532s with VISULINK 532/U surgical
laser instrument.  This medical device is intended for use in
laser treatment of diseases of the eye, particularly in treating
retinal detachments or bleeding of the retina.

A mirror is used to direct the laser treatment beam to the
patient's eye.  The coating of the reflective mirror of the
VISULINK 532/U could tear and loosen from the mirror surface.
The faulty mirror may misdirect the laser beam to an unintended
target in or on the eye resulting in retinal bleeding and/or
burns due to excessive laser energy in the eye.

Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve
situations where there is a reasonable probability that use of
the product will cause serious injury or death.

For more details, contact the Company by Mail: 5160 Hacienda
Drive, Dublin, California 94568-7562, by Phone: 800-341-6968


CONNECTICUT CAPITAL: SEC Fines, Settles With Broker, Principal
--------------------------------------------------------------
The Securities and Exchange Commission instituted and
simultaneously settled public administrative proceedings against
Connecticut Capital Markets, L.L.C. (Connecticut Capital), a
broker-dealer registered with the Commission and based in
Greenwich, Connecticut, and Richard L. Klass (Klass),
Connecticut Capital's supervisory principal, who resides in Rye,
New York. Without admitting or denying the Commission's
findings, Connecticut Capital and Klass have agreed to the entry
of an Order that finds that they failed reasonably to supervise,
with a view to preventing violations of the securities laws, the
conduct of a registered representative subject to their
supervision, imposes a total of over $350,000 in disgorgement
and penalties, imposes a censure on Connecticut Capital, and
suspends Klass from associating with any broker-dealer.

According to the Order, in January 2000, Connecticut Capital
issued a research report on CyberCare, Inc. (CyberCare), a
Florida corporation listed at the time on the NASDAQ National
Market, that highlighted orders for CyberCare's products from
various third parties and claimed that these orders would result
in CyberCare's sale of thousands of its products. The research
report also put a twelve-month price target on CyberCare's stock
of $52 per share, which was well above its trading price at the
time. Although the research report appeared to be created by an
independent analyst registered with Connecticut Capital, it
failed to disclose that the research analyst was simultaneously
employed and paid by a public relations firm engaged by
CyberCare to promote the company. The research analyst's dual
employment at Connecticut Capital and CyberCare's public
relations firm created a conflict of interest that was not
disclosed to investors. In addition, the product orders
highlighted in the research analyst's research report were
fictitious or grossly exaggerated, and the report's target price
was ultimately based upon these fictitious and exaggerated
orders.

The Order further finds that Klass failed to create and enforce
procedures concerning the creation and review of research
reports, and failed to take adequate steps to determine whether
there was a reasonable basis for the target price placed on
CyberCare's stock or to verify the information contained in the
research report. Moreover,
Klass also failed to create and enforce written supervisory
procedures regarding the outside business activities of its
associated members.

The Commission's Order finds that Klass and Connecticut Capital
failed reasonably to supervise the research analyst within the
meaning of Section 15(b) of the Securities Act of 1934 and
imposes a censure on Connecticut Capital. In addition, the Order
requires Klass and Connecticut Capital to pay disgorgement plus
prejudgment interest of $41,377.23 and $59,110.36, respectively,
and civil money penalties of $50,000 and $200,000, respectively.
Finally, the Order suspends Klass from association with any
broker-dealer for a period of six (6) months, to be followed by
a suspension from serving in a supervisory capacity with any
broker or dealer for period of six (6) months.


CYBERCARE INC.: SEC Files, Settles Cease-and-Desist Proceedings
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Securities and Exchange Commission instituted and
simultaneously settled cease-and-desist proceedings against
CyberCare, Inc. (CyberCare). According to the Order Instituting
Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Making Findings, and Imposing a
Cease-and-Desist Order Pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities
Act of 1933 and Section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 (Order), from October 1999 through May 2000, CyberCare, a
Florida corporation, issued a series of false and misleading
press releases that announced orders for its products or
agreements that were non-existent or grossly exaggerated. At the
time, CyberCare was listed on the NASDAQ National market. In
addition, CyberCare issued two press releases that announced
multimillion-dollar transactions with entities that lacked the
financial wherewithal to consummate the deals. During 2000,
CyberCare also gave a number of presentations to investment
banks and brokerage firms that included statements regarding
fictitious orders for CyberCare's products. Moreover, the Order
finds that CyberCare included some of this false information in
a Form 10-K it filed with the Commission in April 2000. The
Commission's Order requires that CyberCare cease and desist from
committing or causing any violations and any future violations
of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, and Sections
10(b) and 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and
Rules 10b-5, 12b-20, and 13a-1 thereunder.


DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Americans, Canadians Sue Over Vehicle Paint
---------------------------------------------------------------
DaimlerChrysler AG faces three purported class actions filed in
various U.S. and Canadian courts that allege that the paint
applied to 1982-1997 model year Chrysler, Plymouth, Jeep and
Dodge vehicles delaminates, peels or chips as the result of
defective paint, paint primer, or application processes.

Plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages, costs of
repair or replacement, attorneys' fees and costs.  Seven other
previously reported class action lawsuits regarding paint
delamination have been dismissed.


DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Consumers Commence Eighty Antitrust Lawsuits
----------------------------------------------------------------
DaimlerChrysler AG and several of its U.S. subsidiaries face 80
purported class action lawsuits alleging violations of antitrust
law.  The suits also named as defendants six other motor vehicle
manufacturers, operating subsidiaries of those companies in both
the United States and Canada, the National Automobile Dealers
Association and the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association.

Some complaints were filed in federal courts in various states
and others were filed in state courts.  The complaints allege
that the defendants conspired to prevent the sale to U.S.
consumers of vehicles sold by dealers in Canada in order to
maintain new car prices at artificially high levels in the U.S.
They seek treble damages on behalf of everyone who bought or
leased a new vehicle in the U.S. since January 1, 2001.


DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Faces Suits For Benefiting From SA Apartheid
----------------------------------------------------------------
DaimlerChrysler AG continues to face a consolidated class action
filed against it and several other big companies asserting
claims relating to the practice of apartheid in South Africa
before 1994.

On November 11, 2002, the Khulumani Support Group (which
purports to represent 32,700 individuals) and several individual
plaintiffs filed a lawsuit captioned "Khulumani v. Barclays
National Bank Ltd., Civ. A. No. 02-5952 (E.D.N.Y.)" in the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New
York against 22 American, European and Japanese companies,
including the Company and Daimler-Benz Industrie.  The lawsuit
purports to relate to the period from 1960 to 1993.

On November 19, 2002, another putative class action lawsuit,
"Ntsebeza v. Holcim Ltd., No. 02-74604 (RWS) (E.D. Mich.)," was
filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Michigan against four American and European
companies, including DaimlerChrysler Corporation, and purports
to cover the period from 1948 to 1993.  Both cases were
consolidated for pretrial purposes with several other putative
class action lawsuits, including "Digwamaje v. Bank of America,
No. 02-CV-6218 (RCC) (S.D.N.Y.)," which had been previously
filed in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York.  The Digwamaje plaintiffs originally named
the Company as a defendant, but later voluntarily dismissed the
Company from the suit.

Khulumani and Ntsebeza allege, in essence, that the defendants
knew about or participated in human rights violations and other
abuses of the South African apartheid regime, cooperated with
the apartheid government during that period, and benefited
financially from such cooperation. Plaintiffs' legal theories
include conspiracy, aiding and abetting violations of
international law, unjust enrichment, and unfair and
discriminatory labor practices.  The plaintiffs seek, among
other things, declaratory relief, compensatory and punitive
damages, attorneys' fees and costs, the disgorgement of
purported illicit profits, an accounting, restitution of the
value of defendants' purported unjust enrichment, a constructive
trust, and the establishment of an "independent historic
commission."  The plaintiffs do not quantify damages.

On July 14, 2003, a group of defendants named in one or more of
the consolidated lawsuits, including Khulumani and Ntsebeza,
filed a motion to dismiss the complaints.  The motion was argued
on November 6, 2003, and is currently pending before the Court.


DAIMLERCHRYSLER SERVICES: Consumers Commence Race Bias Lawsuits
---------------------------------------------------------------
DaimlerChrysler Services North America LLC (DCSNA) is subject to
various legal proceedings in federal and state courts, some of
which allege violations of state and federal laws in connection
with financing motor vehicles. Some of these proceedings seek
class action status, and may ask for compensatory, punitive or
treble damages and attorneys' fees.

In October 2003, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of
Justice and the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern
District of Illinois advised that they are initiating an
investigation of DCSNA's credit practices that focuses on
DCSNA's Chicago Zone Office.

The investigation follows a lawsuit filed in February 2003
against DCSNA in Chicago with the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Illinois that alleges that the
DCSNA Chicago Zone Office engaged in racially discriminatory
credit and collection practices in violation of federal and
state laws.

In that lawsuit, six individuals filed a purported class action
complaint on behalf of African-Americans in the region alleging
that they were denied vehicle financing based on race. They seek
compensatory and punitive damages, and injunctive relief barring
discriminatory practices.  The lawsuit was later amended to
include Hispanic-Americans.


DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Recalls 320,188 Vehicles For Defective Wiper
----------------------------------------------------------------
DaimlerChrysler Corporation is cooperating with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 320,188 units of Year 2003-2004 Dodge Dakota and
Durango pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles.

Manufactured from April 2002 to September 2003, the NHTSA has
determined that on certain pickup trucks and sport utility
vehicles, the front windshield wiper module motor may be
susceptible to water intrusion that could cause internal
corrosion and result in partial or complete loss of front
windshield wiping capability. Driver visibility could be
reduced, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to
begin during July 2004.

For more details, contact DaimlerChrysler Corporation by Phone:
1-800-853-140


DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG: Recalls 6,183 Pickups For Incorrect Labels
--------------------------------------------------------------
DaimlerChrysler Corporation is cooperating with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 6,183 units of Year 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 and
Dodge Ram 2500 pickup trucks.

Manufactured from January 2004 to February 2004, the NHTSA has
determined that certain pickup trucks fail to conform to the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120,
"Tire Selection and Rims for Vehicles other than Passenger
Cars." The vehicle certification label lists incorrect tire,
wheel, and recommended inflation pressure information.

Owners will be provided with vehicle certification label
overlays containing corrected information relative to vehicle
tire and rim size, and recommended inflation pressure. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on May
5, 2004.

For more details, contact DaimlerChrysler Corporation by Phone:
1-800-853-1403


EDUCATIONAL TESTING: Faces Suit Over Teacher Examination Errors
---------------------------------------------------------------
National testing company Educational Testing Service of
Princeton, N.J. faces a class action, after it mistakenly gave
failing grades to 4,100 people who had taken and passed the
teacher certification exams, the Associated Press reports.

Raffael Billet, a teacher from West Hazleton, northeastern
Pennsylvania, filed the suit in the Philadelphia Court of Common
Pleas.  The suit alleged that the Company breached their
contract and was negligent in administering the tests, which are
used to evaluate the skills of prospective teachers in 19
states.

About 10% of the 40,000 people who took the test from January
2003 through April 2004 were given incorrect grades.  The
Company apologized for the mistake and said that it had begun
notifying people who received faulty scores and refunding their
$115 test fees.

Some test-takers were given inappropriately stringent grades on
a short-essay exam, the company told AP.  Many of the people who
were given faulty scores took the test a second time and passed.
Some teachers were delayed or prevented from getting jobs
because of the error.

Ms. Billet's attorney, Michael Fantini, told AP he would ask a
judge to certify the suit as a class action on behalf of every
person in the United States who received an incorrect grade.

Educational Testing Service spokesman Tom Ewing declined to
comment on the suit, saying the company hadn't seen it yet.  He
said the firm would work with teachers to resolve any problems
caused by the error.  "We are trying to do what's right," he
told AP.


EL DORADO: Recalls Baked Products For Undeclared Milk Allergens
---------------------------------------------------------------
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers warned
consumers to avoid eating El Dorado Bakery brand "Pan Tostado
(Toasted Bread)" and "Salpora De Arroz (Rice Cookies)" due to an
undeclared milk protein, an allergen to milk sensitive
consumers.

These products are being recalled by El Dorado Bakery Corp., 467
Greenwich St., Hempstead, NY 11550. The El Dorado Bakery brand
"Pan Tostado (Toasted Bread)" are packaged in an 8 ounce
styrofoam tray in cellophane wrap and is coded "JUL 27 2004."
Both the split top and flat top style of toasted bread are
involved in this recall. The El Dorado Bakery brand "Salpora De
Arroz (Rice Cookies)" are also packaged in an 8 ounce styrofoam
tray in cellophane wrap and is coded "JUL 27 1004." The products
were distributed to retail stores in New York, Long Island, and
Connecticut.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and
Markets food inspectors revealed the products contained milk
protein, not declared on their labels.

Undeclared milk protein can cause a deadly reaction in
individuals with sensitivity to it.

Consumers who purchased El Dorado Bakery brand "Pan Tostado
(Toasted Bread)" and "Salpora De Arroz (Rice Cookies)" should
return them to the place of purchase.

For more details, contact Jessica Chittenden by Phone:
518-457-3136


FAX.COM: Counter-sues Plaintiffs in CA Unsolicited Fax Lawsuit
--------------------------------------------------------------
California communications company Fax.com has filed a lawsuit
against persons who filed a class action against the Company for
sending unsolicited junk faxes, the Orange County Register
reports.

The suit, filed with the Orange County Superior Court, names 13
individuals, including Propel Software CEO Steve Kirsch. In
2002, Mr. Kirsch initiated a $2.2 trillion dollar class action
lawsuit against Fax.com and started a website dedicated to
putting an end to junk faxes.  Mr. Kirsch charged that the
Company didn't remove his phone number when asked, "even after I
got a confirming email from them saying I was removed."

The Fax.com lawsuit, however, alleges that Mr. Kirsch's site
constitutes an "unauthorized practice of law" and accuses him of
conspiring to encourage consumers to file frivolous lawsuits to
"vex and annoy" the company.


FORD MOTOR: Recalls 4,858 Pickups Due To False Tire Load Ratings
----------------------------------------------------------------
Ford Motor Company is cooperating with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 4,858 units of Year 2004 Ford F250 and Ford F350
pickup trucks.

Manufactured from January 2004 to May 2004, the NHTSA has
determined certain pickup trucks fail to comply with the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120,
"Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger
Cars." Some trucks were inadvertently equipped with an incorrect
load range tire. This would result in incorrect tire load
ratings. Also, the tire may be inflated above the maximum
appropriate inflation pressure. If a tire were operated in an
over-loaded or over-inflated condition, the tire may fail,
resulting in a rapid air loss, which can cause a crash.

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace any incorrect
load range tires. Additionally, if any tire is replaced, Ford
recommends that the wheel lug nut torque be checked within 500
miles after any tire replacement. The manufacturer has reported
that owner notification began on May 21, 2004.

For more details, contact the Ford Motor Company by Phone:
1-800-392-3673.


FORD MOTOR: Recalls 28,443 Vans/Wagons Due To False Tire Labels
---------------------------------------------------------------
Ford Motor Company is cooperating with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 28,443 units of Year 2002-2003 Ford F250 and
Year 2002 Ford F350 vans and station wagons.

Manufactured from May 2001 to September 2003, the NHTSA has
determined Certain vans and station wagons equipped with
LT225/75R16E tires fail to conform to the requirements of 49 CFR
Part 567, "Certification." The rear axle rating is incorrectly
listed on the label for certain vans/wagons built with
LT225/75R16E tires. In addition, the tire pressure is
incorrectly listed on the label for the rear tires on certain
wagons and for the front tires on certain vans built with these
tires.

Owners will be provided with supplementary tire labels
containing correct information and installation instructions.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on
May 26, 2004.

For more details, contact the Ford Motor Company by Phone:
1-800-392-3673


FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION: Recalls 14T Trucks Due To Loose Joints
----------------------------------------------------------------
Freightliner Corporation is cooperating with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 14,000 units of the following models:

Freightliner Business Class M2  Years: 2002-2004
Freightliner Century  Years: 2003-2004
Freightliner Columbia  Years: 2003-2004
Sterling HX  Years: 2003-2004

Manufactured since May 2002, the NHTSA has determined that on
certain trucks equipped with manual transmissions, the tapered
joint that attaches the shifter to the transmission may become
loose, making if difficult to put the transmission into gear.

Dealers will re-secure the shift lever to the transmission. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on May
21, 2004. Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.


FREIGHTLINER CORPORATION: Recalls 1,700 Trucks Due To Crash Risk
----------------------------------------------------------------
Freightliner Corporation is cooperating with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 1,700 units of Year 2004 Freightliner Business
Class M2 trucks.

Manufactured from October 2003 to February 2004, the NHTSA has
determined that on certain trucks, incorrect springs were
installed in the exhaust port of the air management unit (AMU)
solenoid valves, and they may not turn off after actuation.
Depending on the function affected, this could result in rear
suspension air pressure loss, malfunction of the engine brake,
permanent engagement of the rear axle differential lock, or
prevent engagement of the fifth wheel slide lock. If the warning
indicators in the dash are not heeded, a crash could occur.

Dealers will replace the affected valves. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification is expected to begin during
July 2004. Owners may contact Freightliner at 1-800-547-0712.


GUAM: Plaintiffs Challenge ETIC Settlement, Judge Stops Hearings
---------------------------------------------------------------
Due to challenges against the $60 million Earned Income Tax
Credit (ETIC) settlement proposed by the government of Guam,
Federal district Judge Joaquin Manibusan to hear the challenges
on August 5, 2004, which effectively puts the settlement and
fairness hearing on hold, the Pacific Daily News reports.

Julie Santos, represented by attorney Mike Phillips, filed a
class-action lawsuit in February to force the government to pay
up and to resume yearly payments of the ETIC, which was
suspended by the government since 1998. The government then
agreed to a settlement and promised to pay about half of what is
currently owed over the next nine years and by agreeing to pay
the tax credits in full from now on.

Judge Manibusan gave initial approval to the agreement, which is
not yet final, and he scheduled a "fairness hearing" in August
before deciding whether to give final approval.  Two "motions to
intervene" have been initiated by taxpayers who disagree with
the way the current agreement is structured, and thus the
federal judge heard a request by attorney Ignacio Aguigui to
cancel the existing hearings and deadlines.

Mr. Aguigui represents taxpayer Charmaine Torres, who has
challenged the agreement because it allegedly excludes some
taxpayers and is not enough money. According to Mr. Aguigui,
while the current agreement would compensate eligible taxpayers
back to 1998, there is reason to believe that some taxpayers are
owed the tax credit as far back as 1995 and that half of what is
owed, which is what the current agreement calls for is not
enough, the Pacific Daily News reports.  The other challenge
filed against the Phillips agreement was by attorney Curtis Van
de Veld, who was not present during the hearing.

For his part, Mr. Phillips argued that deadlines for the current
agreement could be adjusted, but that they should not be
canceled. Concerns about the agreement can be raised during the
fairness hearing, he told the Pacific Daily News.

After listening to arguments by Mr. Phillips and Mr. Aguigui,
Judge Manibusan decided to cancel the fairness hearing as well
as the deadline for taxpayers to decide whether to "opt out" of
the agreement. The judge ruled that the dates for opting out and
for a fairness hearing can be set again after the motions to
intervene in the case have been heard.  Judge Manibusan also
added that the government of Guam still must meet its deadlines
under the current agreement.


HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Recalls 35,855 Motorcycles Due To Crash Hazard
---------------------------------------------------------------
Harley-Davidson Motor Company is cooperating with the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily
recalling about 35,855 units of the following Year 2003
motorcycle models:

Harley Davidson FLHPI, FLHPEI
Harley Davidson FLHR, FLHRCI
Harley Davidson FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCI
Harley Davidson FLHTI, FLHTPI
Harley Davidson FLTR, FLTRI
Harley Davidson FXD, FXDI, FXDL, FXDLI
Harley Davidson FXDP, FXDWG, FXDWGI
Harley Davidson FXDX, FXDXI, FXDXT
Harley Davidson XL1200, XL1200C
Harley Davidson XL1200R, XL1200S
Harley Davidson XL883, XL883C, XL883R
Harley Davidson XL883 HUGGER

Manufactured from June 2003 to August 2003, the HNTSA has
determined that on certain Dyna, XL, and Touring model
motorcycles, the tail light bulb can fall out of the socket,
rendering the taillight and the brake light inoperative, which
could lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace the bulbs. The manufacturer has reported
that owner notification began on May 28, 2004.

For more details, contact Harley-Davidson by Phone:
1-414-342-4680


HYUNDAI MOTOR: Recalls 44,530 Elantra Sedans Due To Fire Hazard
---------------------------------------------------------------
Hyundai Motor Company is cooperating with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily recalling
about 44,530 units of Year 2004 Hyundai Elantra sedans.

Manufactured from September 2003 to April 2004, the NHTSA
determined in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
offset frontal barrier impact test, that fuel spillage occurred
as a result of fuel tank damage caused by contact between a
vapor tube hose clamp ear and the fuel tank. The vapor tube hose
clamp ear was found to be mispositioned and facing toward the
fuel tank. In the event of a crash, the mispositioned clamp
could puncture the fuel tank, causing fuel leakage. Fuel
leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in
a fire.

Dealers will inspect the position of the vapor tube hose clamp
and correctly position the clamp, if necessary. The manufacturer
has reported that owner notification began on May 24, 2004.

For more details, contact Hyundai Motor Company by Phone: 1-800-
633-5151


IC CORPORATION: Recalls 4,157 Buses Due To Incorrect Exit Labels
----------------------------------------------------------------
IC Corporation is cooperating with the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily recalling about
4,157 units of Year 2001-2004 AmTran Reand and Year 2003-2004 IC
RE school buses.

Manufactured from July 2000 to April 2004, the NHTSA has
determined that certain school buses fail to conform to the
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 217,
"Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release." The
emergency exit instructions do not meet the minimal letter
height of 1 centimeter. The label may not be visible, possibly
resulting in injury if the vehicle occupants cannot exit the bus
quickly in the event of an emergency.

Owners will receive new labels with installation instructions.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on
June 25, 2004. Owners may contact IC Corporation at
1-501-505-2190.


INDIA: High Court Orders Payment to 1984 Bhopal Gas Leak Victims
----------------------------------------------------------------
India's Supreme Court has ordered the country's central bank to
pay out the 15.03 billion rupees (US$447.69 million) to victims
of the December 3,1984 Bhopal gas leak, which resulted to the
death of more than 14,000 people, The Advertiser reports.

Tonnes of toxic gas leaked from a pesticide plant owned by
American firm Union Carbide in Bhopal, causing at least 1,750
people to die instantly.  Another 2,500 died within a week.
Victims' groups say at least 10,000 more have since died as a
result of the gas leak.  More than half a million people were
affected by the gas leak and nearly all of those who survived
have breathing problems, making them incapable of heavy physical
work.  Another 120,000 to 150,000 suffer from chronic diseases
such as tuberculosis and cancer.

In 1989, the Company, now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical agreed to
settle the suit by paying $US470 million ($641 million) to the
Indian Government.  India's high court then ordered the
government to pay 8.6 million rupees to the Bhopal victims and
keep the rest of the money in a dollar account in the Reserve
Bank of India.  With interest accruals, this has grown to 15.03
billion rupees - the sum the bank has been told to hand over.

A two-judge panel issued the order.  The court did not say when
the money must be disbursed, but ordered the commissioner in
charge of relief for victims of the disaster to file a report on
the matter within three months.

Survivors of the gas leak hailed the court order.  "The Supreme
Court order to disburse the entire compensation package will
ensure we get better medical care," Rashida Bee, who blames the
chemical leak for the death of her husband and the loss of her
health, told The Advertiser.  "This money should have come much,
much earlier as people are wracked with illness from the gas
leak."

She is a plaintiff in a class action demanding a clean-up of the
noxious factory site and damages to cover medical monitoring and
costs incurred from years of soil and water contamination.


INTERNATIONAL TRUCK: Recalls 5,999 Buses Due To Crash Hazard
------------------------------------------------------------
International Truck & Engine Corporation is cooperating with the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by
voluntarily recalling about 5,999 units of the following models:

International 1652SC  Years: 2003-2004
International 3800  Years: 2003-2004
International 4700SFC  Years: 2003-2004
International CE  Years: 2003-2004
International RE  Years: 2003-2004
International RE Bus  Years: 2003-2004
International CE Bus  Year: 2004

Manufactured from February 2003 to January 2004, the NHTSA has
determined that on certain school and transit buses, the studs
used to secure the power steering pump to the engine block can
fail, resulting in engine oil leakage and complete loss of power
steering. Sudden loss of power steering could cause the operator
to lose control of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the pump studs. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification is expected to begin during
July 2004. Owners may contact International at 1-800-448-7825.


JETHRO WHOLESALE: Warns of Undeclared Sulfites in Vegetables
--------------------------------------------------------------
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers warned
sulfite-allergic consumers and asthmatics to avoid consuming
"King Chief Dried Dehydrated Cole" vegetables due to the
presence of undeclared sulfites in the product.

The product was distributed by Jetgo Wholesale Corp., 5726 1st
Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220, to retail markets in the
Metropolitan New York City area. "King Chief Dried Dehydrated
Cole" vegetables are packaged in 5.3 ounce clear plastic
packages and are uncoded.

Routine sampling at a retail market in Brooklyn, by New York
State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors
revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites, which
were not declared on the label.

Sulfites can cause deadly reactions in asthmatics and others
suffering sulfite allergies. No illnesses have been reported to
date.

Consumers who have purchased "King Chief Dried Dehydrated Cole"
vegetables should return it to the place of purchase.

For more details, contact Jessica Chittenden by Phone: 518-457-
3136


LAND ROVER: Recalls 3,194 SUVs Due To Defective Child Door Locks
----------------------------------------------------------------
Land Rover is cooperating with the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) by voluntarily recalling about
3,194 units of Year 2003 Land Rover Freelander sports utility
vehicles.

The NHTSA determined that on certain sport utility vehicles, the
child door lock on the left hand rear door can become
disengaged. If the door were opened from the inside while the
vehicle was in motion, an occupant could fall out and be
injured.

Dealers will replace the left hand rear latch. The manufacturer
has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during
July 2004.

For more details, contact Land Rover by Phone: 1-866-352-4827


LANE LABS-USA: NJ Court Rules V. Unapproved Cosmetic Products
-------------------------------------------------------------
Judge William G. Bassler of the United States District Court for
the District of New Jersey, found that three products sold by
Lane Labs-USA, Inc. and its president Andrew J. Lane (the
defendants) as dietary supplements and a cosmetic - Benefin,
MGN-3 and SkinAnswer - are, in fact, unapproved new drugs under
federal law because they were being marketed as treatments for
cancer, HIV, and skin cancer without United States Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approval.

In addition, Judge Bassler permanently enjoined the defendants
from distributing BeneFin, MGN-3, and SkinAnswer unless the
products are first either approved for marketing by FDA or
distributed pursuant to an Investigational New Drug (IND)
application for purposes of conducting a clinical trial.  Judge
Bassler also ordered the defendants to pay restitution to all
purchasers of BeneFin, MGN-3, and SkinAnswer since September 22,
1999.

"Today's action by Judge Bassler sends a strong signal that the
promotion and sale of unapproved drug products, especially for
the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases, will not be
tolerated," said Dr. Lester M. Crawford, Acting Commissioner of
Food and Drugs.

"Moreover, the court's decision ordering the defendants in this
case to refund money to all purchasers of the unlawfully
marketed products is particularly significant, because it puts
promoters of such illegal products on notice that they cannot
profit from this type of exploitation," added Dr. Crawford.

FDA issued a warning letter to the defendants in September,
1997. Nevertheless, the defendants continued promoting BeneFin,
MGN-3, and SkinAnswer as treatments for cancer and other
diseases through such means as mailings, Internet web sites, and
employee statements. BeneFin, produced from shark cartilage, was
promoted as a treatment for cancer. SkinAnswer, a glycoalkaloid
skin cream, was marketed as a treatment for skin cancer. MGN-3,
a rice-bran extract, was promoted as a treatment for cancer and
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The government's request for a permanent injunction was based on
the defendants' demonstrated unwillingness to comply with the
law.


MARTHA STEWART: Sentenced To 5 Months in Prison in Stock Trial
--------------------------------------------------------------
Domestic trendsetter Martha Stewart was sentenced last week to
five months in prison and five months of house arrest by New
York Federal Judge Martha Goldman Cedarbaum, for lying about her
sale of ImClone Systems stock, Reuters reports.

In March, the court found Ms. Stewart guilty of conspiracy,
making false statements and obstruction of agency proceedings in
relation to her suspicious sale of stock in biotech company
ImClone Systems Inc. on December 27, 2001.  Ms.
Stewart's broker Peter Bacanovic allegedly ordered an assistant
to inform Ms. Stewart that ImClone founder Sam Waksal was
dumping all his shares, knowing federal regulators were about to
give a thumbs down to the company's anti-cancer drug.
Government prosecutors did not charge the two with insider
trading, but they alleged Ms. Stewart and her broker lied to
cover up the tip.

Mr. Bacanovic, 41, was also convicted of conspiracy, making
false statements, perjury and obstruction of justice.  He
received the same sentence as Ms. Stewart, plus two years'
supervised release and a $4,000 fine.

Judge Cedarbaum recommended a minimum security federal prison in
Connecticut, not far from one of Ms. Stewart's posh homes, and
ordered two years' of supervised release and a $30,000 fine.
However, Ms. Stewart does not have to surrender until an appeal
is decided, Reuters reports.

"Today is a shameful day," said Ms. Stewart, who built a
catering company into a media and merchandise empire of
lifestyle magazines, cookbooks and television shows.  "I ask
that in judging me, you remember all the good I've done."

The judge said she chose the minimum sentence because Stewart
had no criminal record and she believed the defendant had
"suffered and will continue to suffer enough," Reuters reports.
"The sentence I have just imposed is, in my opinion, the minimum
permitted under current law," the judge said. "I have not lost
sight of the seriousness of the offense of which you have been
convicted. Lying to government agencies during the course of an
investigation is a very serious matter."

Ms. Stewart declared that she would make a comeback, according
to Reuters.  ""I'll be back. Whatever I have to do in the next
few months, I hope the months go by quickly," she said. "I'm
used to all kinds of hard work, as you know, and I'm not
afraid."


NIELSEN MEDIA: Critics Say Ratings Method Undercounts Minorities
----------------------------------------------------------------
Fox TV, Univision and other critics of the way local television
audiences are measured assert that New York-based independent
company Nielsen Media Research may have undercounted minorities
in the way they tally viewership for the networks, the
Associated Press reports.  At a hearing before Congress, the
networks asserted that this could lead to the elimination of
shows popular with blacks and Hispanics.

Nielsen determines the ratings for shows, which are often used
as the basis for decisions about whether to renew or drop shows
and how much to set advertising rates.  Nielsen counts
viewership on a national level by selecting a sample of homes
and supplying "people meters" that record viewing habits.  In
some local markets, the meters are replacing handwritten diaries
kept by "Nielsen families."  Different households are used for
the national and local measurements.

The research firm has stated that the meters were more accurate
because they register what is on a television at any given time;
the diaries require honesty and a good memory.  The firm has
been using the meters since 1987, and decided in the past few
years to use the electronic boxes in top markets.

Complaints began pouring in about the meters.  Meters in New
York and Los Angeles showed big differences in viewership when
compared with the diaries.  Some programs popular with
minorities dropped sharply in the ratings, AP reports.

According to critics, the Company has not worked hard enough to
build samples that accurately reflect the diversity of big
cities.  They cite data showing that recorded black viewership
of all programming for the 7-8 p.m. hour in New York fell by 32
percent when the meters replaced paper ballots.

Nielsen began using the meters locally in Boston two years ago,
and New York and Los Angeles this summer.  They plan to use the
meters in Chicago next month, San Francisco in September, and
then Detroit, Washington, Dallas and Philadelphia next year, AP
reports.

Last month, the independent Media Rating Council decided not to
recommend accreditation of the new service in New York, citing
concerns about the way minorities are classified under the
system.

Nielsen's Chief Executive Susan Whiting countered the charges,
saying the company has hired more people and improved training
to encourage greater minority participation.  Ms. Whiting
further asserted that the real problem is that some media
companies fear the company's new counting method will produce
lower ratings for their shows, and in turn, less advertising
money, AP reports.

"We will continue to resist all attempts to manipulate this
process to mislead the public through a campaign that has
nothing to do with protecting the rights of African-Americans,
Latinos and Asian- Americans, or any other ethnic group," Ms.
Whiting told AP.

"The TV ratings system upon which we rely is seriously broken,"
Thomas Herwitz, president of station operations for Fox
Television Stations told AP. "Accurate ratings are crucial to
making programming decisions and meeting community needs."

"The American public has a clear and compelling interest in
ensuring that the television ratings system is as fair and
accurate as possible," Sen. Conrad Burns, chairman of the Senate
Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee that held the
hearing, said, according to AP.


OHIO: Cincinnati, Firefighters Union Face Non-Union Workers Suit
----------------------------------------------------------------
The city of Cincinnati, Ohio and the Cincinnati Fire Fighters
Union Local 48 faces a class action filed by five non-union city
firefighters, charging them of illegally deducting union dues
from their paychecks without giving them an opportunity to
object, Firehouse.com reports.

The suit was filed in the United States District Court in Ohio
and also names Mayor Charlie Luken and other city officials as
defendants.  The suit alleges that the deductions violated the
firefighters' constitutional rights.  The suit further alleges
that the deductions continued for years without allowing non-
union firefighters to object before an independent authority and
without an independent audit of the union's books to determine
what amount is needed for the union to represent the
firefighters in collective bargaining.  The suit seeks a court
order to stop the deductions, plus unspecified money damages and
return of disputed deductions collected since July 2002.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation of
Springfield, Virginia, representatives of the firefighters told
AP that non-union workers should have the right not to pay dues
that are used for unions' political activities or other
activities unrelated to collective bargaining.

An independent arbitrator has upheld the union's collection of
the fees in the amount being collected, union spokesman Doug
Stern told AP.  The arbitrator ruled in response to a prior
complaint by the firefighters who have now filed the lawsuit.

Union leaders believe the firefighters are being appropriately
assessed for the costs of representing them in labor matters,
Mr. Stern continued.  "They are using the benefits of our
contract, so they should be responsible for maintaining the
contract," he said.

City officials had no immediate comment, said Meg Olberding, a
city spokeswoman, Firehouse.com reports.


OPUS360 CORPORATION: NY Securities Suit Settlement Deemed Final
---------------------------------------------------------------
The United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York granted final approval to the settlement of the
consolidated securities class action filed against Opus360
Corporation, on behalf of all persons who acquired securities of
the Company between April 7, 2000, and March
20, 2001.  Named as defendants in the suit were the Company, ten
current and former officers and directors of the Company, the
underwriters of the Company's initial public offering (IPO) and
two shareholders who sold stock in a secondary offering
concurrent with the IPO.

The Amended Complaint alleged that, among other things, the
plaintiff and members of the proposed class were damaged when
they acquired securities of the Company because false and
misleading information and material omissions in the
registration statement relating to the IPO and the secondary
offering caused the price of the Company's securities to be
artificially inflated.  The Amended Complaint asserted
violations of Sections 11, 12(a)(2), and 15 of the Securities
Act of 1933.  Damages in unspecified amounts and certain
rescission rights were sought.

In October 2001, the Company and all other defendants filed
motions to dismiss the Amended Complaint.  By Opinion and Order
dated October 2, 2002, the Court granted all of the motions and
dismissed the Amended Complaint, but granted plaintiffs leave to
serve a second consolidated amended class action complaint.  On
October 30, 2002, plaintiffs served their Second Amended
Complaint, which contained allegations similar to those in the
Amended Complaint.  The defendants, including the Company, moved
to dismiss the Second Amended Complaint on December 31, 2002.
Before the motion was heard, the parties reached an agreement in
principle to settle all claims asserted and any claims that
could have been asserted in this litigation.

On June 18, 2003 the Company announced that it had signed an
agreement for the settlement and release of all claims against
Artemis and those certain officers and directors and the
underwriters in the Second Amended Complaint.  The Court
preliminarily approved the settlement on October 10, 2003.

The Company's insurer covered substantially all of the $550,000
in total settlement costs.  The settlement should in no event be
construed or deemed to be evidence of or an admission or
concession on the part of the Company or any individually named
defendant officer and director with respect to any claim of any
fault or liability or wrongdoing or damage whatsoever, the
Company stated in a disclosure to the Securities and Exchange
Commission.


PACIFIC CENTURY: Citrus Growers To File Damage Suits Over Canker
----------------------------------------------------------------
Australian law firm Slater and Gordon intends to file a class
action against Pacific Century Production Pty Ltd., after it
allegedly introduced canker to its property, causing neighboring
citrus growers to lose money and income, The Courier-Mail
reports.

The Pacific Century group is controlled by Filipino businessman
Phillip Cea and his children, Michelle King, 30, and Darwin
Garcia King, 25.  In 2001, the Australian Quarantine and
Inspection Service probed the company after the Company's
Evergreen Farm's production manager Wayne Donald Gillies accused
Mr. Cea of importing citrus and lychee cuttings and fruit seeds
without quarantine approval.

Slater and Gordon partner James Higgins said if it could be
established that Pacific Century was responsible for introducing
canker, Queensland citrus growers would have probable rights to
recover from the company the cost of lost interstate sales.

The High Court had found that a potato producer who had
introduced a disease on to his property owed a duty of care to
neighbouring farmers, even where the compensation claimed was
for pure economic loss, Mr. Higgins told the Courier-Mail.

He described as typical the plight of Tully farmer Marlies
Mausen, who has been left holding a consignment of pomelo
(Chinese grapefruit).  "Ms. Mausen produces fruit which is
popular in the Asian community and as such her business relies
on the Melbourne and Sydney markets for sale of her produce," he
said.  "At the time at which bans were imposed, Ms. Mausen had
two pallets of pomelo ready to be suppled to Victoria, but is
now unable to do so."

Meanwhile, an attempt by the Company's owners to cut a deal with
the State Government for control of the disease eradication
effort has failed.  Another 50,000 trees are scheduled to be
destroyed on Evergreen Farms, located in central Queensland.

Primary Industries Minister Henry Palaszczuk bluntly warned
Evergreen's owner, Pacific Century Production Pty Ltd, that
there would be "no deals," The Courier-Mail reports.  "We are
not leaving without the trees we need to get," he said.  "It may
happen that we do not leave for many weeks until we are sure
there can be no chance of the citrus canker recurring."

Last week, Pacific Century attempted to negotiate a deed of
arrangement with the State Government, which would have given
the company control of the ongoing disease containment program.
Its demands included 72 hours' notice of any further action on
the Evergreen Farms orchard, involvement by its own scientists
in the official testing program and a vetting right over all
public statements from the Government, The Courier-Mail
understands.  In return, the company is believed to have offered
unfettered access to the $80 million property.

However, the proposal was rejected.  "We are not falling into
the trap that AQIS fell into in 2001," Mr. Palaszczuk said.
"Our position is no deals, no short cuts and no compromises."

He added the interstate bans on Queensland citrus were likely to
stretch into next week because of delays in laboratory testing
of plant samples from Evergreen Farms and surrounding
properties. Lifting of the bans was tied to the all-clear being
given, but full results of the testing program were not expected
until tomorrow at the earliest.

So far the company has made no public comment, except to deny
importing any plant material. It was co-operating "110 per cent"
with the authorities, a spokesman told The Courier-Mail last
week.  Properties within a 50km radius of Evergreen are being
checked for citrus canker, along with another cluster of
orchards in the Gayndah-Mundubbera district, which may have
received plant material from within the quarantine zone.


PAT & OSCAR'S: Patrons File Suit Over E.coli in CA Restaurants
--------------------------------------------------------------
Restaurant chain Pat & Oscar's faces several lawsuits, one of
which was filed as a class action, by patrons who allegedly
became ill with E. coli from consuming salad at the Company's
restaurants in San Diego and Orange Counties.

On October 7, 2003, the Company was the focal point of an
investigation into a potential outbreak of E. coli at certain of
its restaurants.  Approximately 45 cases of E. coli were
confirmed by the health departments.

The lawsuits also name Pat & Oscar's produce distributor, F.T.
Produce, Inc. ("Family Tree") and Gold Coast Produce ("Gold
Coast"), the processor of lettuce supplied to Pat & Oscar's
restaurants.  Family Tree's insurance company has accepted
tender of the Company's defense pursuant to an insurance
certificate issued by Family Tree's insurance company naming the
Company and Pat & Oscar's as additional insureds.


PROZAC: FL Court Refuses To Seal Depositions in Consumer Lawsuit
----------------------------------------------------------------
After fighting to keep records open to the public and media,
Gary Farmer of Freedland, Farmer, Russo & Sheller prevailed when
Broward County Circuit Judge Robert Andrews refused to seal the
deposition transcript of a doctor who had been sued for
allegedly participating in a marketing effort that included
mailing free samples of the antidepressant Prozac to some of his
patients. (Broward County Case # 02012915CA09).  Judge Andrews
of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida signed
the order on Friday, July 9, 2004.

"The judge's order upholds the long-standing constitutional
right for citizens to know what is going on in their court
system," said lead counsel Gary Farmer of Weston, who represents
three clients who have claimed invasion of privacy in the case.
Mr. Farmer is seeking class-action status for the case, which
names several doctors, Eli Lilly & Co. and Walgreens Co.

The plaintiffs' 32-count complaint involves a physician's
release of confidential patient information to a drug maker, who
then conspired with a pharmacy chain to send direct mail
containing the powerful prescription drug Prozac Weekly to
unsuspecting patients.  One plaintiff, who received such a
mailing, was a 16-year-old boy with no medical history,
diagnosis or condition calling for use of the drug.  Defendants
include drug maker Eli Lilly & Co., drug retailer Walgreens Co.,
Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, four doctors and a
physician's assistant from South Florida.

Pursuit of class action certification has been delayed, in part
due to the discovery of additional evidence - including more
physicians who may have provided patient lists to Lilly - but
Farmer filed his Motion for Class Certification this week.

"The judge recognized the fact that publicizing correct
information, even through the media, is more beneficial than
prohibiting the dissemination of information or allowing
misinformation to be circulated," noted Mr. Farmer.

The judge will consider class-action status in October.

For more details, contact Atty. Gary Farmer by Phone:
954-467-6400 by E-mail: gary@westonlawyers.com or visit the
firm's Website: http://www.westonlawyers.com.


SMITH & WESSON: Public Nuisance Suits Consolidated in IL Court
--------------------------------------------------------------
Three class actions filed against Smith & Wesson Corporation
have been consolidated for purposes of appeal in the Circuit
Court of Cook County, Illinois.

The first suit, styled "Anthony Ceriale, Special Administrator
of the Estate of Michael Ceriale, Deceased v. Smith & Wesson
Corp., et al.," alleges that Chicago Police Officer Michael
Ceriale was shot with a handgun by a gang member while
conducting narcotics surveillance.  The complaint, brought as a
putative class action against a number of manufacturers and
distributors, alleges that firearms manufacturers have created a
public nuisance resulting in illegal possession and use by
unauthorized persons.  An unspecified amount of damages and
injunctive relief are demanded.

On December 31, 2001, the Illinois Court of Appeals issued an
opinion dismissing all claims except for public nuisance as to
those defendants that manufactured or sold the firearms used in
the Ceriale shooting (the Company and Chuck's Gun Shop).  On
October 2, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court granted the
Company's Petition for Leave to Appeal.  Briefing was completed
in the Illinois Supreme Court on August 19, 2003.  Oral argument
was heard in the Illinois Supreme Court on September 10, 2003.
No decision has issued to date.

The second suit, styled "Obrellia Smith, Administrator of the
Estate of Salada Smith, Deceased, individually and on behalf of
a class of similarly situated persons v. Navegar, Inc. et al.,"
alleges that the plaintiff's decedent was murdered with a
handgun by a gang member.  The complaint also alleges that
firearms manufacturers have created a "public nuisance" by
intentionally supplying handguns to the underground market for
use by gang members and juveniles.  An unspecified amount of
damages and certain injunctive relief are demanded.

On December 31, 2001, the Illinois Court of Appeals issued an
opinion dismissing all claims except for public nuisance as to
the defendant who manufactured or sold the firearms used in the
Smith shooting (Navegar).

The third suit, styled "Stephen Young, Special Administrator of
the Estate of Andrew Young, individually and on behalf of a
class of similarly situated persons v. Bryco Arms, et al.,"
alleges that a juvenile gang member with a handgun killed the
plaintiff's decedent.  The complaint also alleges that firearms
manufacturers have created a "public nuisance" by
"oversupplying" the handgun market resulting in illegal
possession and use by gang members and juveniles.  An
unspecified amount of damages and certain injunctive relief are
demanded.

On December 31, 2001, the Illinois Court of Appeals issued an
opinion dismissing all claims except for public nuisance as to
those defendants who manufactured or sold the firearms used in
the Young shooting (Bryco, and Breit & Johnson).  This case has
been consolidated with the Ceriale and Smith cases for purposes
of appeal only.


SMITHFIELD FOODS: PA Court Hears Arguments on Lawsuit Dismissal
---------------------------------------------------------------
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania heard oral arguments on Smithfield Foods, Inc.,
Pennexx Foods, Inc. and its directors' motion to dismiss the
putative class action filed on behalf of shareholders of Pennexx

The complaint alleges violations of federal securities laws and
state common law and seeks unspecified compensatory damages in
connection with the Company's foreclosure on Pennexx's assets.

On December 3, 2003, Pennexx filed a cross-claim in the
securities action against the Company and the Company's officers
that formerly served as directors of Pennexx.  The cross-claim
alleges, among other things, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and
tortious interference with contractual relations, and seeks
damages in excess of $226 million.

On December 12, 2003, the Company filed a motion to dismiss the
cross-claim as barred by the Forbearance Agreement.  In
addition, the Company served counsel for Pennexx on December 22,
2003 with a motion for sanctions for filing the cross-claim in
light of the terms of the Forbearance Agreement.  Also on
December 22, 2003, shareholders of Pennexx in the putative class
action amended the allegations of breach of fiduciary duty in
their complaint.

On January 21, 2004, the Company filed a motion to dismiss the
shareholders' putative class action. Oral argument and
additional briefing on the Company's motions to dismiss both
suits are complete.  The Court's rulings on the motions to
dismiss are pending.


TICKET TRACK: WA Court Approves Parking Ticket Suit Settlement
--------------------------------------------------------------
The United States District Court in Seattle, Washington approved
the settlement for the class action filed against Ticket Track,
a collection agency that illegally tacked on an extra $30 to
tickets issued at private parking lots around Seattle, the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.  The suit was filed on
behalf of nearly 140,000 people who were subjected to the extra
fee, which is worth between $2.4 million to 3.7 million to the
Company.

Ticket Track collected on tickets issued for violating garage or
lot policies at U Park, Central Parking, Imperial Parking, U-
Park System, Trust Parking, Republic Parking, Ampco System
Parking, Key Parking, Merchants Parking, IPM Parking and Sound
Parking.  The lots and garages are scattered throughout Western
Washington, including many in Seattle.  According to state law,
collection agencies are prohibited from collecting these kinds
of additional fees from consumers.

Last July, Judge Marsha Pechman approved summary judgment
against the Company.  However, the Company did not have the
money to pay consumers, so Judge Pechman ordered the parties to
settle without allowing consumers to collect.

Parking violators still will be on the hook for the original $25
tickets issued by individual parking lot operators, but will not
have to pay the added fee.  Unfortunately, people who already
paid cannot get their money back, Juli Farris Desper, an
attorney for the plaintiffs in the class action told the Post-
Intelligencer.  She added that it was unclear whether Ticket
Track was solvent. State records show that the company's
corporation license is inactive and expired last year.

Attempts to locate and contact Ticket Track's owner, Craig
Bagdon, were unsuccessful.  Michael Hooks, the company's
attorney, also refused to comment, the Post-Intelligencer
reports.


VIRGINIA: Schools, Students To Receive Free CDs Via Settlement
--------------------------------------------------------------
As part of a national class-action settlement entered by music
distribution companies who were accused of conspiring with
retailers to keep consumers from knowing about CD sales in
Virginia and 42 other states, schools and students in Virginia
are set to receive new compact discs, the Virginia-Pilot
reports.

More than 90,000 Virginians received checks for $13.86 as part
of the settlement. Now, schools, hospices, libraries and public
radio stations will get their share and add 138,000 compact
discs to their collections. The albums are worth $1.8 million.

But few schools know when they'll play the new discs, since the
most modern music libraries are more likely to be found in
students' backpacks, not in the classroom or the library
shelves. In Virginia Beach, Christine Caskey, the division's
assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, told the
Virginia-Pilot that the discs can be played for music theory and
music appreciation classes only.

But schools across the region also warned they want to carefully
screen the CDs before making them available in classrooms. The
Attorney General's office conducted a review and found 2,100 of
the 5,200 CD titles contained "objectionable" lyrics even though
those sent are cleaned or edited versions of the album.


               Meetings, Conferences & Seminars


* Scheduled Events for Class Action Professionals
-------------------------------------------------

July 22-23, 2004
ASBESTOS LITIGATION 101 CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

September 20-21, 2004
REINSURANCE SUMMIT
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, Boston
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

September 20-21, 2004
NATIONAL ASBESTOS LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Westin Hotel, Philadelphia
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

September 21, 2004
E-DISCOVERY CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Westin Hotel, Philadelphia
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

September 21, 2004
PARALEGALS CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Westin City Center, Dallas
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

September 27-28, 2004
BAD FAITH CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

September 27-28, 2004
REINSURANCE ARBITRATIONS
American Conferences
New York
Contact: http://www.americanconference.com

September 29-30, 2004
CONSUMER FINANCE CLASS ACTIONS
American Conferences
New York
Contact: http://www.americanconference.com

October 4-5, 2004
INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS
CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

October 7-8, 2004
WELDING ROD LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, West Palm Beach
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

October 21, 2004
PARALEGALS CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

October 25-26, 2004
SILICA LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New Orleans
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

October 26, 2004
PVC LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New Orleans
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

November 4-5, 2004
CK039
CONFERENCE ON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY PRODUCTS: CURRENT
SECURITIES,
TAX, ERISA, AND STATE REGULATORY ISSUES
ALI-ABA
Washington, D.C.
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614

November 8, 2004
ALL SUMS: REALLOCATION & SETTLEMENT CREDITS CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

November 8, 2004
HRT LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

November 8-9, 2004
CALIFORNIA SECTION 17200 CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

November 9, 2004
ZYPREXA LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

November 9, 2004
ARTHRITIS DRUG LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

November 9, 2004
ANTI-SLAPP CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

November 11-12, 2004
ASBESTOS LITIGATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
ALI-ABA
New Orleans
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614

December 2-3, 2004
TRIAL EVIDENCE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
ALI-ABA
New York
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614

December 9-10, 2004
ASBESTOS PREMISES LIABILITY CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

December 9-10, 2004
CONSTRUCTION DEFECT & MOLD LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

January 19-21, 2005
CIVIL PRACTICE AND LITIGATION TECHNIQUES IN FEDERAL AND STATE
COURTS
ALI-ABA
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614

March 3-5, 2005
LITIGATING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
ALI-ABA
Scottsdale, Arizona
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614

March 9-11, 2005
CIVIL PRACTICE AND LITIGATION TECHNIQUES IN FEDERAL AND STATE
COURTS
ALI-ABA
Maui, Hawaii
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614

May 12-13, 2005
OPINION AND EXPERT TESTIMONY IN FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS
ALI-ABA
Boston Tuition
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614

May 19-20, 2005
DIGITAL DISCOVERY AND ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE
ALI-ABA
Chicago Tuition $
Contact: 215-243-1614; 800-CLE-NEWS x1614



TBA
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

TBA
AIRLINE BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

TBA
FASTFOOD INDUSTRY LIABILITY CONFERENCE
Mealey Publications
Contact: 1-800-MEALEYS; 610-768-7800;
mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com



* Online Teleconferences
------------------------

July 05-30, 2004
DAMAGES IN TEXAS INSURANCE LITIGATION:
EVALUATING, PLEADING, AND PROVING
CLEOnline.Com
Contact: 512-778-5665; info@cleonline.com

July 05-30, 2004
NBI PRESENTS "EMERGING ISSUES IN CALIFORNIA
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND TOXIC MOLD LITIGATION
CLEOnline.Com
Contact: 512-778-5665; info@cleonline.com

July 05-30, 2004
NBI PRESENTS "LITIGATING THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN FLORIDA
CLEOnline.Com
Contact: 512-778-5665; info@cleonline.com

ADVERSARIAL PROCEEDINGS IN ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCIES
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Online Streaming Video
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCY - PANEL OF CREDITORS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Online Streaming Video
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

EXPERT WITNESS ADMISSIBILITY IN MOLD CASES
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Online Streaming Video
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

INTRODUCTION TO CLASS ACTIONS AND LARGE RECOVERIES
Big Class Action
Contact: seminars@bigclassaction.com

NON-TRADITIONAL DEFENDANTS IN ASBESTOS LITIGATION
Online Streaming Video
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

PAXIL LITIGATION
Online Streaming Video
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS INVOLVING BAYCOL
Online Streaming Video
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

RECOVERIES
Big Class Action
Contact: seminars@bigclassaction.com

SELECTION OF MOLD LITIGATION EXPERTS: WHO YOU NEED ON YOUR TEAM
Online Streaming Video
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

SHOULD I FILE A CLASS ACTION?
LawCommerce.Com / Law Education Institute
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

THE EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS ON THE PULMONARY SYSTEM
Online Streaming Video
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

THE STATE OF ASBESTOS LITIGATION: JUDICIAL PANEL DISCUSSION
Online Streaming Video
LawCommerce.Com/Mealey's
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

TRYING AN ASBESTOS CASE
LawCommerce.Com
Contact: customerservice@lawcommerce.com

THE IMPACT OF LORILLAR ON STATE AND LOCAL REGULATION OF TOBACCO
SALES
AND ADVERSTISING
American Bar Association
Contact: 800-285-2221; abacle@abanet.org

________________________________________________________________
The Meetings, Conferences and Seminars column appears in the
Class Action Reporter each Wednesday.  Submissions via e-mail to
carconf@beard.com are encouraged.


                  New Securities Fraud Cases


BEA SYSTEMS: Bernstein Liebhard Files Securities Suit in N.D. CA
----------------------------------------------------------------
The law firm of Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP initiated a
securities class action in the United States District Court for
the Northern District of California on behalf of all persons who
purchased or acquired securities of BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:
BEAS) ("BEA" or the "Company") between November 13, 2003 and May
13, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking to pursue
remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the
"Exchange Act").

The complaint charges BEA and certain of its officers and
directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The complaint alleges that during the Class Period,
defendants issued materially false and misleading statements to
the investing public regarding BEA's business and prospects. As
a result of these false statements, BEA's stock price traded at
inflated levels during the Class Period, increasing to as high
as $14 in early 2004, whereby the Company's top officers and
directors sold more than $13 million worth of their own shares.
Then on May 13, 2004, BEA reported disappointing first quarter
results, citing the difficult selling environment and sales
execution issues as the primary reasons. On this news, the
Company's shares fell 30% to $8 per share.

According to the complaint, the true facts, which were known to
the defendants but actively concealed from the public, were as
follows:

     (1) that the Company was experiencing material sales
         execution problems in its licensing division, resulting
         in license reserve being down in the comparable quarter
         and in the sequential quarter;

     (2) that during the preceding quarter, the Company's sales
         staff and management were attempting to reorganize;
         however, in doing so, the Company's sales were actually
         disrupted;

     (3) that the Company's WebLogic 8.1 Platform was far from
         "revolutionary" and was not selling as defendants
         claimed;

     (4) that the coverage of small and medium-sized businesses
         was transferred to the General Accounts Team, which
         disrupted the Company's North American reserves; and

     (5) that the Company was experiencing weakness in its
         telecom vertical business, not strength.

For more details, contact Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP by
Mail: 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016 by Phone:
(800) 217-1522 or (212) 779-1414 by E-mail: BEAS@bernlieb.com or
visit their Web site: http://www.bernlieb.com


CARDINAL HEALTH: Braun Law Lodges Securities Lawsuit in S.D. OH
---------------------------------------------------------------
The Braun Law Group initiated a class action lawsuit in the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of
purchasers (the "Class") of Cardinal Health, Inc.'s securities
("Cardinal" or the "Company") between October 24, 2000 and June
30, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"). Also included are all
those who acquired Cardinal's shares through its acquisitions of
Alaris Medical, Intercare, Medicap, Syncor, Boron Lepore, InGel,
Ni-Med, SP Pharmaceuticals, or International Processing Corp.
Present and former employees who purchased stock through
Cardinal's Retirement Savings Plans are also included. Cardinal
is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
CAH (NYSE:CAH).

Defendants include Cardinal, Robert D. Walter, and Richard J.
Miller. The Complaint charges that defendants violated Sections
10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule
10-b(5).

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants
failed to disclose:

     (1) that Cardinal manipulated various aspects of its
         accounting practices to continuously portray
         profitability to market;

     (2) that Cardinal held inventory for an average of two
         months, and reaped exorbitant profits from price
         inflation;

     (3) Cardinal improperly accounted for the $22 million
         recovered from Vitamin makers accused of overcharging
         Cardinal by booking such recoveries as revenue when the
         antitrust cases had not been resolved; and

     (4) that Cardinal's pharmaceutical distribution business
         improperly classified revenues by reporting the
         revenues as either operating revenue or revenues from
         bulk deliveries to consumer warehouses when revenues
         were not derived from such.

On June 30, 2004, Cardinal announced expected earnings per share
for fiscal 2004 which were below prior guidance. Separately, the
company announced that on June 21, as part of the Securities and
Exchange Commission's (SEC) formal investigation disclosed by
the company on May 14, it received an SEC subpoena. On this
news, Cardinal fell $17.19 per share or 24.54% on July 1, 2004
to close at $52.86 per share.

For more details, contact Michael D. Braun, Esq. or Marc L.
Godino, Esq. of the Braun Law Group, P.C. by Phone: 310-442-7755
or 888-658-7100 or by E-mail: info@braunlawgroup.com


CORINTHIAN COLLEGES: Goodkind Labaton Lodges CA Securities Suit
---------------------------------------------------------------
The law firm of Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP initiated
a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for
the Central District of California, on behalf of persons who
purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded securities of
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. ("Corinthian" or the "Company")
(NASDAQ: COCO) between August 27, 2003 and June 23, 2004,
inclusive, (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit was filed against
Corinthian and Anthony Digiovanni, David Moore and Dennis Beal
("Defendants").

The complaint alleges that Defendants violated Sections 10(b)
and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5
promulgated thereunder. More specifically, the Complaint alleges
that Defendants failed to disclose and misrepresented the
following material adverse facts, which were known to defendants
or recklessly disregarded by them. According to the complaint
the Defendants manipulated financial aid documents to boost loan
amounts available to students, thereby fraudulently receiving
additional funds from the federal government. The Complaint also
alleges that the Defendants used the fraudulently obtained funds
to boost its revenues and stock price. Moreover, the Complaint
alleges that the Company lacked adequate internal controls. As
result of the illegal practices, the Company's earning and net
income were materially inflated and in violation of Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP").

On June 24, 2004, Corinthian announced that a division of the US
Department of Education ("USDE") had uncovered violations in
obtaining federal loans at Corinthian's Bryman College campus,
in San Jose, California. Consequently, USDE revoked the school's
ability to receive advance payments on its student loans. News
of this shocked the market. On this news, shares of Corinthian
fell $2.55 or 10.18%, to close at $22.51.

For more details, contact Christopher Keller, Esq. of Goodkind
Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP by Phone: 800-321-0476 or visit
their Web site: http://www.glrslaw.com/get/?case=Corinthian


                            *********


A list of Meetings, Conferences and Seminars appears in each
Wednesday's edition of the Class Action Reporter. Submissions
via e-mail to carconf@beard.com are encouraged.

Each Friday's edition of the CAR includes a section featuring
news on asbestos-related litigation and profiles of target
asbestos defendants that, according to independent researches,
collectively face billions of dollars in asbestos-related
liabilities.

                            *********


S U B S C R I P T I O N   I N F O R M A T I O N

Class Action Reporter is a daily newsletter, co-published by
Bankruptcy Creditors' Service, Inc., Fairless Hills,
Pennsylvania, USA, and Beard Group, Inc., Frederick, Maryland
USA.   Glenn Ruel Se¤orin, Aurora Fatima Antonio and Lyndsey
Resnick, Editors.

Copyright 2004.  All rights reserved.  ISSN 1525-2272.

This material is copyrighted and any commercial use, resale or
publication in any form (including e-mail forwarding, electronic
re-mailing and photocopying) is strictly prohibited without
prior written permission of the publishers.

Information contained herein is obtained from sources believed
to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

The CAR subscription rate is $575 for six months delivered via
e-mail.  Additional e-mail subscriptions for members of the same
firm for the term of the initial subscription or balance thereof
are $25 each.  For subscription information, contact Christopher
Beard at 240/629-3300.

* * *  End of Transmission  * * *