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              Tuesday, July 12, 2005, Vol. 7, No. 136

                          Headlines

AIRPORT INN: Settles FL Hurricane Charley Price-Gouging Lawsuit
AOL TIME: Pension Plan Members to Benefit from $2.9M Settlement
ARIZONA: Tucson's Van Tran Service Ordered to Comply with ADA
CARDSYSTEMS INC.: Iowa AG Joins Call For More Info on Breach
CASTLE BEACH: Evacuated Residents Look to City For Assistance

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: MO Court Enters Final Approval For Deal
CITIGROUP INC.: Keller Rohrback Initiates ERISA Investigation
CMS ENERGY: Settles Round-Trip Energy Trading Derivative Lawsuit
DYNEGY INC.: Judge OKs $474M Settlement For Shareholder Lawsuit
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION DRUGS: FDA Okays Updated Labeling Re: NAION

FIRST INTERNATIONAL: Returns $2.3M to 3,705 Overcharged Clients
FLORIDA: Charities Receive Windfall From Cellasene Litigation
FLORIDA: Union Settles Female Port Workers' Lawsuit For $1.65M
GOLDEN TASTE: Recalls Salmon Salad Due to Listeria Contamination
HYTRIN LITIGATION: MN Consumers To Join $28.7M Suit Settlement

ICUP INC.: Agrees To Stop Selling Marijuana-Flavored Lollipops
ILLINOIS NATURAL: Settles IL AG's Complaint For Consumer Fraud
NEW LEAF: FL AG Files Complaint V. False Debt Termination Scheme
NEW MEXICO: Judge OKs Settlement For Suit Bernalillo County Jail
OMNI DATA: Agrees To Pay $8T To Settle Consumer Fraud Complaint

ORCHID ISLAND: FDA Warns V. Unpasteurized Orange Juice Products
POKEMON USA: Recalls 9,200 Plush Toys Due to Puncture Hazard
PRUDENT ALLIANCE: IL AG Madigan Warns Consumers V. Lottery Scam
STEIMATZKY'S: Suit Filed Over Levying of VAT at Duty Free Branch
STEIMATZKY'S: Suit Filed Over Levying of VAT at Duty Free Branch

TRG MARKETING: Principals Plead Guilty To Consumer Fraud Charges
WORLD BANKS: Five Persons Arrested For $2M Investment Scam in FL
WORLDCOM INC.: Lawsuit Settlement Hearing Set September 9, 2005

                  New Securities Fraud Cases

ABLE LABORATORIES: Abbey Gardey Lodges Securities Lawsuit in NJ
CARRIER ACCESS: Lerach Coughlin Files Securities Lawsuit in CO
COLLINS & AIKMAN: Murray Frank Files Securities Fraud Suit in NY
CORN PRODUCTS: Milberg Weiss Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in IL
CORN PRODUCTS: Stull Stull Lodges Securities Fraud Lawsuit in IL

DORAL FINANCIAL: Glancy Binkow Files Securities Fraud Suit in NY
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: Abbey Gardy Lodges Securities Suit in CA
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: Marc S. Henzel Files Securities Suit in CA
EXIDE TECHNOLOGY: Goldman Scarlato Lodges Securities Suit in NJ
GRAVITY CO.: Lasky & Rifkind Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in NY

GRAVITY CO.: Murray Frank Files Securities Fraud Suit in S.D. NY
POSSIS MEDICAL: Charles J. Piven Lodges Securities Lawsuit in MN
STARTEK INC.: Lerach Coughlin Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in CO
STARTEK INC.: Schatz & Nobel Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in CO
TREX COMPANY: Schatz & Nobel Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in VA

TREX COMPANY: Schiffrin & Barroway Lodges Securities Suit in VA
UNITED AMERICAN: Schatz & Nobel Files Securities Suit in E.D. MI
XYBERNAUT CORPORATION: Murray Frank Lodges Securities Suit in DE

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AIRPORT INN: Settles FL Hurricane Charley Price-Gouging Lawsuit
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Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist reached a price gouging
settlement with a Sarasota motel that had been accused of
inflating room rates for guests fleeing Hurricane Charley last
year.  Under the settlement agreement, the Airport Inn will
provide restitution to guests affected by the price gouging
practices, many over age 60.

The Attorney General's Office received initial complaints of
overcharging from consumers who contacted the office's price
gouging hotline. Additional complaints were received after the
Attorney General's Economic Crimes Unit launched an
investigation into the allegations against the motel, which is
located at 8440 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Investigators
found that during the two-day evacuation for Hurricane Charley,
the daily rate for rooms at the motel increased from $55 per
night to $75 and, in some instances, $100 per night. Under
Florida's price gouging law, this increase constitutes a "gross
disparity" between the regular rate and the amount being charged
during the emergency, subjecting the motel to price gouging
action.

"This settlement reinforces the message that Florida cannot and
will not allow such practices," said Mr. Crist.  "It is
unthinkable that anyone would consider making an unjustified
profit at the expense of unfortunate citizens."

The motel has 45 days to locate consumers who may have been
charged the inflated prices between August 12 and August 30,
2004, and refund the difference between what they were charged
and the usual nightly rate of $55.

Today's formal agreement marks the 23rd settlement in which the
Attorney General's Office has obtained restitution for victims
of price gouging stemming from the 2004 hurricane season. This
figure includes 16 formal settlement agreements, as well as
other cases that were resolved before formal complaints were
filed. Under today's agreement, the Airport Inn will also
provide $2,000 to the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund and $5,000
to cover the state's legal fees and costs of investigation. A
copy of the settlement agreement may be viewed at the Website:
http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-
6DSQZ8/$file/AirportInnSettlement.pdf


AOL TIME: Pension Plan Members to Benefit from $2.9M Settlement
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AOL Time Warner pension plan participants will benefit from a
$2.9 million class action settlement negotiated by Ronald S.
Kravitz and Kim Zeldin in Spann, et al. v. AOL Time Warner,
Inc., et al., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10848, No. 02-8238 (S.D.N.Y.
June 7, 2005). Representing the class, three former employees
alleged the company had underpaid its retirees by failing to
annualize partial years of compensation in calculating pension
benefits.

To calculate an employee's pension benefits, AOL Time Warner's
plan administrators first calculated the employee's average
compensation. Although a plan provision existed to take into
account compensation during partial years of employment, plan
administrators were only applying the provision if the employee
had been a plan participant for less than a year. Plaintiffs
contended the provision should have been applied to all
participants with partial years of employment, and employees
whose compensation was highest during their partial year of
employment had not received all the benefits they were due.

Judge Denise Cote noted that class counsel had overcome many
disadvantages to achieve this positive outcome, including the
fact that many class members had signed standard releases
required of all employees electing a lump-sum distribution, and
the court had denied class certification earlier in the case,
before the settlement. Noting the "substantial likelihood that
class members would receive no payments at all absent this
settlement," the judge praised the settlement as fair.

"Even more significantly, as a result of this litigation,
approximately forty-two Plan participants who were eligible to
receive pensions were (discovered) and will now be in a position
to receive pension benefits for the first time," Judge Cote
added. Finally, because the settlement required Defendants to
amend the plan language, "the attorneys have bestowed a benefit
on the Plans by removing an arguable ambiguity from the
governing documents."

For more details, contact Ronald S. Kravitz or Kim Zeldin of
Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP, 199 Fremont
Street, Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA, 94105, Phone:
415-489-7700, Fax: 415-489-7701, E-mail: rkravitz@linerlaw.com
or kzeldin@linerlaw.com, Web site: http://www.linerlaw.com.


ARIZONA: Tucson's Van Tran Service Ordered to Comply with ADA
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The Van Tran transportation system that is operated by the City
of Tucson, Arizona must provide services required by federal
disabilities law, according to a judge's recent order, The
Associated Press reports.

Andrew Murdyk of the Arizona Center for Disability Law, which
filed a class action lawsuit three years ago, told The
Associated Press that U.S. District Judge John Roll ordered
Tucson to meet performance standards for trip-denial rates,
timely pickups and trip lengths.  Additionally, Mr. Murdyk told
The Associated Press, "We had been receiving complaints over the
years of inadequacy in the paratransit system. Trips were being
denied, and people were being picked up too early or too late.
Doctor appointments were being missed, and people were on the
paratransit system way too long."

Ivey Schmitz, Tucson's deputy transportation director, told The
Associated Press that the city has been struggling for years to
improve Van Tran service without adequate funding. She adds, "We
had really been financially constrained and had not been able to
put additional money into Van Tran for quite some time."

The city asked voters for more money in a 2002 ballot
initiative, but voters rejected the measure. Van Tran service,
which is designed for disabled residents, suffered without the
funding, and thus the class action lawsuit was filed.

The on-call transit service uses 119 vans and is projected to
make 598,386 passenger trips this fiscal year.


CARDSYSTEMS INC.: Iowa AG Joins Call For More Info on Breach
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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and colleagues from a total of
48 states and territories are asking CardSystems, Inc., to
notify consumers in their states if they are affected by a
security breach that potentially compromised tens of millions of
credit card accounts.

The Company is an Atlanta-based processor of credit card
payments for banks and merchants. Reports last week indicated
that hackers installed a rogue computer program that extracted
data, potentially compromising as many as 22 million Visa-
branded cards and 14 million MasterCard-branded cards, as well
as others.  According to news reports, records on about 200,000
credit cards may have been stolen, but not birth dates or Social
Security numbers.

"We constantly advise consumers to guard their personal
information," Mr. Miller said. "It should go without saying that
companies have a crucial duty to employ the strongest level of
security when they are entrusted with people's financial
information. The data breaches we've seen lately are very
troubling, and they are unacceptable."

"We call upon your company to do the responsible thing and
notify all affected consumers immediately," the Attorneys
General wrote in a letter sent yesterday to CardSystems, Inc.
The letter also asked for an explanation of how the breach
occurred, how many consumers are affected in the states, what
steps the company is taking to mitigate consumer injury
(including efforts to notify consumers), and what plans
CardSystems has to prevent recurrence of such a security breach.

Mr. Miller said his office will consider proposing state
legislation next year that would require a company to notify
consumers if it permitted disclosure of their non-public
personal information.

In the CardSystems matter, the primary threat appeared to be the
possibility of unauthorized charges on some people's accounts,
and a lesser threat of identity theft.

The Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft web site is:
http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/.  The FTC's I.D. Theft Hotline
is 1-877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338.).  Fore a copy of the letter
sent April 28 to CardSystems by the attorneys general, visit the
Website:
http://www.state.ia.us/government/ag/latest_news/releases/june_2
005/CardSystems%20AGs%20Letter%206-28-05.pdf.


CASTLE BEACH: Evacuated Residents Look to City For Assistance
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Residents of the condominium building, Castle Beach, who were
evacuated in April due to apparent fire risks gathered in
protest recently in the hopes of gaining some assistance from
the City of Miami Beach, The NBC6.net reports.

Some of the displaced residents, who call themselves "Castle
Beach Casualties," even followed the vice mayor to the city
commission's chambers to try to get some help, but the
commission meeting had ended for the day.

Residents are complaining that they are still liable for
maintenance assessments, taxes and mortgages, even though they
cannot live there or even visit their apartments without an
appointment. According to Castle Beach resident Mario Fernandez,
"They have to live under a bridge or something (if) they don't
have a family (to live with). This is ridiculous. I think this
is a conspiracy." Another resident, Margarita Rivas told
NBC6.net, "We're looking into a $25 million new assessment, 573
units, so it's very depressing."

Additionally, residents told NBC6.net that the new assessment
could cost them about $469 per month for the next several years
in order to make repairs, and they do not know when the repairs
will be finished or when they can return to their homes.
However, the vice mayor told the "Castle Beach Casualties" that
there is very little that the commissioners can do. She added
that she hopes the city commission can help some of the condo
residents.

As previously reported in the May 16, 2005 edition of the Class
Action Reporter, Elizabeth Martialay, a lawyer who owns a condo
unit in Castle Beach Club filed a class action lawsuit seeking
damages from the condo association and three directors over the
failure to fix problems at their condo units.  Court documents
reveal that in April, city officials evacuated 160 hotel rooms
after inspectors discovered fire hazards and other dangerous
conditions at the Castle Beach Club, forcing its 600 residents
to live elsewhere.

Ms. Martialay alleges, "The directors knew about many of the
problems in this building well over a year ago and ignored the
problems, refused to work with the receiver, refused to work
with the city," NBC6.net reports.  Specifically, her lawsuit
claims that the three directors, Leopoldo Gonzales, Emilio
Berkowitz and Horatio Mecozzia, used condo money to fix units
they owned in the building rather than doing the needed repairs.

An attorney for the condo board contends that there is plenty of
blame to go around and that there were too many chefs in the
kitchen, with condo directors and a building receiver who did
not coordinate, NBC6.net reports.


CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: MO Court Enters Final Approval For Deal
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Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) stated that the
Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
entered its final approval of the Stipulation of Settlement, as
amended, (the "Settlement") of certain shareholder class action
and derivative lawsuits filed against Charter Communications,
Inc. ("Charter") which are more fully described in our
previously-filed reports. The terms of the Settlement granted
Charter the option, in its sole discretion, to accept or reject
the Settlement, based on the volume-weighted average price of
its Class A common stock during the thirty calendar days
immediately preceding the entry of the final judgment, and award
of attorneys' fees to plaintiffs' counsel, and, if accepted, to
pay the portion of the Settlement consideration that was not to
be funded by Charter's insurance carriers in cash, shares of
Charter Class A common stock and warrants, or a combination of
the foregoing. Charter had five business days following the
entry of a final judgment/attorneys' fee award in the litigation
to exercise its option.

On July 6, 2005, the Board of Directors of Charter accepted the
Settlement and approved payment of Charter's portion of the
Settlement consideration as follows:

     (1) 13.4 million shares of Charter Class A common stock
         with a deemed value (as determined by the formula in
         the Settlement) of approximately $15 million, and

     (2) approximately $68 million in cash, for a total value
         paid of approximately $83 million.

This amount reflects the $80 million Settlement payment plus the
$5 million payment to the insurance carrier, less discounts for
payment in cash to the insurance carrier and for plaintiffs'
attorneys' fees. Charter expects to deliver the Settlement
consideration on July 8, 2005.

The issuance of the securities is exempt from registration
pursuant to Section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended.


CITIGROUP INC.: Keller Rohrback Initiates ERISA Investigation
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Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is investigating Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C)
for violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of
1974 ("ERISA"). The investigation is regarding the Company's
cash balance plan conversion of the Citigroup Pension Plan (the
"Plan").

Keller Rohrback's investigation focuses on the January 1, 2000
and January 1, 2002 Plan amendments. The January 1, 2000 Plan
Amendment created a new benefit formula -- a cash balance
formula -- for the calculation of benefits accrued under the
Plan, and the January 1, 2002 Plan Amendment revised that cash
balance formula. Both of these Amendments may violate age-based
accrual rules for defined benefit plans as set forth in ERISA.

For more details, contact Jennifer Tuato'o, Paralegal of Keller
Rohrback L.L.P., Phone: 800-776-6044, E-mail:
investor@kellerrohrback.com, Web site: http://www.erisafraud.com
or http://www.seattleclassaction.com.


CMS ENERGY: Settles Round-Trip Energy Trading Derivative Lawsuit
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CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) reached an agreement to settle a
shareholder derivative lawsuit linked to round-trip energy
trading.

S. Kinnie Smith Jr., CMS Energy's vice chairman and general
counsel, said the settlement, which remains subject to court
approval, represents another milestone in the Company's ongoing
efforts to resolve the legal issues stemming from a subsidiary's
round-trip trading.

"This agreement eliminates a major legal and business
uncertainty for CMS Energy and its shareholders and moves us a
step closer to writing the final chapter on an unfortunate
period in the Company's history," Smith said. He noted the
settlement agreement was approved by the Board of Directors'
Special Litigation Committee and that the members of that
committee joined the Board after the round-trip trading was
discontinued.

An individual shareholder filed the lawsuit, purportedly on
behalf of the Company, in November 2003. The lawsuit claimed
certain current and former CMS Energy officers and directors had
breached their fiduciary duties in connection with round-trip
trading and related internal controls.

CMS Energy disclosed in May 2002 that certain employees of a
Texas-based subsidiary had engaged in round-trip or "wash"
energy trades to raise the subsidiary's profile as an energy
marketer with the goal of enhancing its ability to market its
services. The Company restated its financial reports for 2000
and 2001 to eliminate all revenues and expenses from the round-
trip trades, exited the wholesale energy trading business,
closed the subsidiary's Texas office, and phased out most of its
remaining operations. It reached a settlement on these matters
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission without paying
any fine.

Under the terms of the agreement to settle the shareholder
derivative lawsuit:

     (1) CMS Energy will receive $12 million under the Company's
         directors and officers liability insurance program.

     (2) The Company will use $7 million of that to pay costs
         arising out of a securities class action lawsuit
         related to round-trip energy trading and internal
         controls. That lawsuit is pending in federal court in
         Michigan

     (3) CMS Energy also may pay for related attorneys' fees and
         expenses arising out of the derivative proceeding from
         the remaining $5 million.

The agreement also reflects CMS Energy's implementation of a
number of corporate governance changes to foster greater
transparency, update its employee compliance and ethics
guidelines, and increase oversight by the independent members of
the Board of Directors. As previously announced, CMS Energy has:

     (i) Appointed a Chief Compliance Officer to ensure
         compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and
         act as an interface for employees who have questions
         about business conduct.

    (ii) Implemented a new Code of Conduct and Statement of
         Ethics, with related training, for all Company
         Employees.

   (iii) Established a clearer procedure for employees,
         shareholders or third parties to report anonymously
         concerns about behavior that may be unethical or
         illegal, including perceived accounting irregularities.

    (iv) Retained one of the "Big Four" independent accounting
         firms to handle the Company's internal audit function.

     (v) Named an independent presiding director for executive
         sessions of the Board of Directors.

    (vi) Split the roles of Chairman of the Board and Chief
         Executive Officer.

Robert Weiser, an attorney for the shareholder who brought the
suit, commended CMS Energy for strengthening its corporate
governance. "CMS Energy has made a substantial commitment to its
shareholders. The policies adopted by the Company make it a
national leader in the area of corporate governance. CMS Energy
shareholders should be proud of the steps the Company's Board of
Directors has taken," he said.

The agreement to settle the shareholder derivative lawsuit
includes no admission of liability by CMS Energy or any of the
officers and directors named in the suit.

The agreement has been submitted to a Jackson County, Michigan,
circuit court for approval. The court already has approved the
forms of shareholder notice and scheduled a hearing for final
approval of the settlement for 3 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2005. Judge
Edward J. Grant will conduct the hearing at the Jackson County
Circuit Courthouse, 312 South Jackson Street, Jackson, Michigan
49201.

The agreement and accompanying legal documents, including the
forms of shareholder notice, are included in a Form 8-K that the
Company is filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission. The filing will be available at the Company's
website at http://www.cmsenergy.com/invest,under "SEC Filings."
A shareholder notice announcing the proposed settlement also
will be published in several major newspapers.

CMS Energy is an integrated energy company, which has as its
primary business operations an electric and natural gas utility,
natural gas pipeline systems, and independent power generation.

For more details, contact Jeff Holyfield or Dan Bishop, Phone:
+1-517-788-2394 or +1-517-788-2395, Media Contacts of CMS Energy
Corporation or Investment Analyst Contact: CMS Energy Investor
Relations, Phone: +1-517-788-2590, E-mail:
http://www.cmsenergy.com.


DYNEGY INC.: Judge OKs $474M Settlement For Shareholder Lawsuit
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A judge gave final approval to a $474 million settlement
stemming from a class action shareholder lawsuit alleging that
the Dynegy, Inc. misled investors about a natural gas deal
wrongly used to boost cash flow, The Associated Press reports.

In a prepared statement, Dynegy spokesman John Sousa said, "With
this matter fully resolved in a fair and equitable manner for
all the parties involved, we can continue to concentrate on the
future direction of the company."

The University of California, a major shareholder, which claimed
it lost about $113 million on its investment in Dynegy shares
from Nov. 1, 2000 through May 7, 2002, had led the lawsuit.
Aside from misleading investors, the suit also alleges that
Houston-based Dynegy hid an $850 million loan from Citigroup to
preserve its credit rating.

Citigroup was dismissed as a defendant last year, but agreed to
pay $5 million in exchange for plaintiffs' waiving their appeal
rights, the university said.

University of California spokesman Trey Davis told The
Associated Press that the money also settles negligence
allegations pending against other defendants, including former
Dynegy CEO Chuck Watson, former company president Steve
Bergstrom, and former finance chief Rob Doty. Neither Dynegy nor
others settling the litigation admitted any liability, he adds.

The lawsuit was filed in 2002 upon revelations of Project Alpha,
a 2001 scheme to disguise a loan as $300 million in cash flow to
combat Wall Street worries that earnings lagged behind high
trading revenues. Mr. Watson was pushed out the next month, and
Mr. Doty and Mr. Bergstrom resigned later that year.

Jamie Olis, a former Dynegy finance executive, is serving 24
years for conspiracy and fraud for helping push through Project
Alpha. The only two others charged Mr. Olis' former boss, Gene
Foster, and former in-house accountant Helen Sharkey each
pleaded guilty to conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

Dynegy was among the hardest hit of energy merchants battered by
investors throughout 2002 in the wake of Enron Corp.'s 2001
collapse. Dynegy's stock price fell from the mid-40s to less
than a dollar as the market reacted to management ousters,
accusations of manipulating the California power market,
inaccurate financial disclosures and trading improprieties in
addition to Project Alpha.

Dynegy in 2002 paid a combined $8 million to the Securities and
Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
to settle allegations related to Project Alpha and improper
trading.


ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION DRUGS: FDA Okays Updated Labeling Re: NAION
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The Food and Drug Administration approved updated labeling for
Cialis, Levitra and Viagra to reflect a small number of post-
marketing reports of sudden vision loss, attributed to NAION
(non arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy), a condition where
blood flow is blocked to the optic nerve.

FDA advises patients to stop taking these medicines, and call a
doctor or healthcare provider right away if they experience
sudden or decreased vision loss in one or both eyes. Further,
patients taking or considering taking these products should
inform their health care professionals if they have ever had
severe loss of vision, which might reflect a prior episode of
NAION. Such patients are at an increased risk of developing
NAION again.

At this time, it is not possible to determine whether these oral
medicines for erectile dysfunction were the cause of the loss of
eyesight or whether the problem is related to other factors such
as high blood pressure or diabetes, or to a combination of these
problems.

For more details, contact Susan Cruzan by Phone: 301-827-6242.
For Consumer Inquiries, contact the FDA by Phone: 888-INFO-FDA.
The new labeling information is available along with additional
information for healthcare providers and consumers online at:

Viagra (http://www.fda.gov/cder/consumerinfo/viagra/vIAGRA.htm)

Levitra
(http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/vardenafil/default.htm)

Cialis
(http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/cialis/default.htm)


FIRST INTERNATIONAL: Returns $2.3M to 3,705 Overcharged Clients
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First International Bank of Israel informed the Tel Aviv
District Court that is set to return $2.3 million (NIS 10.5
million) to approximately 3,705 of its clients who filed a $7.2
million (NIS 33 million) class action suit based on its rounding
up of interest charges, The Ha'aretz.com reports.

The suit, which was filed two years ago by Er-On Investments,
accused the bank of rounding up the LIBOR interest rate. The
banking supervision department of the central bank recently
supported the position taken in the case.

The department submitted its opinion to the court, saying that
First International should refund those customers who were
overcharged on their loans, and that there was no evidence that
First International had informed its clients about this
practice, or that they were aware of the rounding up.

The bank though vehemently argued the central bank's opinion
saying that its own survey, which covered 59 large corporate
clients, each with credit facilities of more than $218,893 (NIS
1 million), revealed that these account holders were aware of
the LIBOR rounding up, and indeed negotiated with the bank over
the charges. In these cases, and in keeping with the supervisory
department's position, no refunds will be made.  Nevertheless,
First International continued that, although it maintained that
many other clients were aware of the rounding-up practice and
therefore were not justified in being refunded, the bank would
be including them among the clients to be refunded.


FLORIDA: Charities Receive Windfall From Cellasene Litigation
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Several Palm Beach County charities recently received a check
recently courtesy of a Boca Raton company and its ill-fated fat
buster, The Palm Beach Post reports.

Beginning in 2000, a number of lawsuits were lodged against
Rexall Sundown, a Boca vitamin maker. Customers who bought
Cellasene, the highly touted Rexall product that claimed to
reduce cellulite, filed the lawsuits. According to the suits,
customers paid up to $240 for an eight-week supply of the soft-
gel pills. However, class-action lawsuits filed in Florida and
California claimed Rexall overstated the product's ability to
rid women of fatty deposits on their thighs, buttocks and legs.

According to Richard Greenfield, an attorney in the case,
without admitting wrongdoing, Rexall settled the lawsuits in
2003 for $12 million. Money was paid to plaintiffs in the class
action lawsuits, to the lawyers bringing the cases and to the
Federal Trade Commission as a fine, he said.  However, after all
that, Mr. Greenfield told the Palm Beach Post that some $3.5
million was left over, unclaimed by former Cellasene customers,
Greenfield said. As is not uncommon in these cases, the extra
money was earmarked for charities, he said.

There was a proviso though: "Try as closely as possible to give
the money to charities that would help women between the ages of
20 and 60," the primary group that bought Cellasene, Mr.
Greenfield, a Maryland attorney who specializes in class action
lawsuits pointed out. Mr. Greenfield, who is also Palm Beach
resident, led the Florida class action lawsuit.

After the settlement was reached, Mr. Greenfield began
assembling the names of charities that served women. He then
urged them to file applications. "They came to us and said, 'If
money was available, what would you use it for?'" said Scott
Badesch, president of the United Way of Palm Beach County.

After a year of sifting through 200 applications, Mr. Greenfield
sent his charity choices to a Florida judge presiding over the
Rexall case. His California counterpart did the same. The courts
approved the allocations, and the checks began going out last
month and thus a number of Palm Beach County charities became
the recipients.  Checks were issued for $200,000 to the United
Way, $62,500 to 211 (The Center for Information & Crisis
Services), $140,000 to The Center for Family Services, $275,000
to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and $75,000 to
the Comprehensive AIDS Program.

Yolette Bonnet of the Comprehensive AIDS Program told the Palm
Beach Post that the money would be used for the prevention of
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. She adds, "We have not been
able to get dollars for this. We tend to get dollars for people
already infected. This money means a lot to our group."

The Center for Family Services will spend the Rexall money at
its West Palm Beach homeless center, the Pat Reeves Village.
Part of the money will be used to hire a part-time employee
who'll direct activities for children staying at the shelter
with their families, said Jean Branneky, director of
development. The idea is to give children as normal a life as
possible while their families return to self-sufficiency, she
said. The Rexall settlement money also will be used to renovate
the homeless shelter and upgrade the shelter's computers.

As for the United Way, the Rexall money will be used in programs
that educate people about finances and credit decisions. "This
is neat. We can provide an extra level of support for the
community," Mr. Badesch told the Palm Beach Post.


FLORIDA: Union Settles Female Port Workers' Lawsuit For $1.65M
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The International Longshoremen's Union agreed to give about
$1.65 million in job enhancements for women port workers who
filed class action lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment and
discrimination, The Florida Times-Union reports.

According to a tentative agreement, which must still be approved
by a judge, of the $1.65 million to be paid almost $1.5 million
of it will go toward legal fees.  The two named plaintiffs,
Vonceil Fisher and Traveine Howard, who filed the lawsuit in
1999, will get $25,000 each, while $100,000 would be split among
other class action members.

Additionally, the settlement calls for the union to let women
work more and get higher wages. A financial expert hired by the
plaintiffs estimated the value of the enhancements at $21
million to $54 million. That figure though depends on how many
of the 150 affected women take advantage of the agreement.


GOLDEN TASTE: Recalls Salmon Salad Due to Listeria Contamination
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Golden Taste, Inc., 45 S. Central Avenue, Spring Valley, New
York 10977 is recalling its Golden Taste Baked Salmon Salad in
7.5 oz. and 3.5 oz. and 5 lb. plastic containers because they
may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism
which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young
children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened
immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-
term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness,
nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can
cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Golden Taste Baked Salmon Salad was distributed to
retail stores throughout New York State & New Jersey. The
product is coded 8/11/05.  No illnesses have been reported to
date in connection with this problem.

The contamination was discovered after routine sampling by New
York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors
and subsequent analysis of Food Laboratory personnel revealed
the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the Golden Taste Baked
Salmon Salad. Production of the product has been suspended while
the Department and company continue their investigation as to
the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Golden Taste Baked Salmon Salad
coded 8/11/05 are urged to return them to the place of purchase
for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at 845-356-4133.


HYTRIN LITIGATION: MN Consumers To Join $28.7M Suit Settlement
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Minnesota consumers who purchased the brand-name prescription
medication Hytrin are eligible for refunds from a $28.7 million
settlement fund, state Attorney General Mike Hatch announced in
a statement dated July 7,2005.  Claims for refunds must be
mailed to the settlement administrator no later than July 15,
2005.

The refunds to consumers and third-party payers in Minnesota and
17 other states are the result of a settlement in antitrust
litigation filed against pharmaceutical manufacturers Abbott
Laboratories and Geneva Pharmaceuticals. The litigation alleged
Abbott and Geneva conspired to delay the availability of a
cheaper generic version of Hytrin, which treats hypertension and
enlarged prostate. According to lawsuits filed in federal court
in the Southern District of Florida, Abbott wrongfully paid
Geneva to delay introduction of its generic version of Hytrin
(called terazosin) and took other steps to delay competition
from lower priced generic versions of Hytrin.

Under the settlement agreement, which is still subject to court
approval, Abbott and Geneva will provide $28.7 million for
consumers and third-party payers in 18 states including
Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

The settlement will benefit consumers who purchased terazosin
products between October 15, 1995, and March 7, 2005. The amount
each consumer will receive as a refund will depend on how many
consumers file claims for a portion of the settlement fund. The
State of Minnesota is not a party to the settlement, but is
making an effort to notify Minnesota consumers that they may be
eligible to receive a portion of the settlement.

All claim forms must be mailed to the settlement administrator
no later than July 15, 2005. Consumers may obtain a claim form
from the settlement website, www.terazosinlitigation.com, by
calling the settlement administrator toll-free at 1-877-886-
0283, or by mailing the settlement administrator at: In re
Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation, c/o Complete Claim
Solutions, Inc., P.O. Box 24607, West Palm Beach, FL 33416.


ICUP INC.: Agrees To Stop Selling Marijuana-Flavored Lollipops
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A New Jersey-based company has agreed to stop selling lollipops
known as "Pot Suckers," marijuana-flavored lollipops that
display marijuana leaves on the candy packaging, -Attorney
General Lisa Madigan announced in a statement dated July 6,2005.
The candy was the subject of numerous news reports and a
subpoena from Ms. Madigan's office.

While other similar products also are commonly called "pot
suckers," ICUP, Inc., is the company that manufactures actual
"Pot Suckers."  Ms. Madigan was informed by ICUP's attorney in a
July 1 letter that as of June 28, ICUP ".made a business
decision to stop selling and distributing hemp-flavored candies
which are marketed under the name `Pot Suckers.' A notice was in
fact placed on my client's website noting this decision. The
website is http://www.icupinc.com. This decision pertains to
all sales nationwide.  In view of this decision, my client has
refused to ship existing orders, has quarantined its existing
inventory to prevent inadvertent distribution and has notified
its customers (retailers) nationwide that it is no longer
shipping the product and advising such retailers that the
product should not be sold."

While investigating the ICUP products, Ms. Madigan's office
called 25 stores statewide that said they sold Pot Suckers.
Investigators bought the lollipops at several locations.  "These
products - easily accessible to children in stores and malls -
clearly promote the use of marijuana," Ms. Madigan said. "I am
pleased that ICUP made the decision to stop selling Pot Suckers
and encourage other companies to follow ICUP's lead. Candy
should not glorify drug use."

Ms. Madigan said ICUP's actions follow the recent successful
efforts of Ald. Ed Burke in the Chicago City Council to ban
"marijuana-flavored candy" in Chicago.  Ms. Madigan's office
worked closely with Mr. Burke on the ban and testified before a
City Council committee on the issue.  Ms. Madigan also has
issued a subpoena to California-based Chronic Candy to obtain
further information regarding its advertising and marketing
practices. Recent news reports, detailing that Chronic Candy
sells marijuana-flavored lollipops using the slogan, "like
taking a hit with every lick," prompted the investigation by her
office. Ms. Madigan said her office will investigate whether the
company is in violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and
Deceptive Business Practices Act.

The company's Web site, www.ChronicCandy.com , advertises it
Chronic Candy Pops in quantities of "One Ounce," "Half Ounce,"
"Twenty Sack" and "Nickel Bag." Those quantities and terms also
are commonly used in the sale of marijuana.


ILLINOIS NATURAL: Settles IL AG's Complaint For Consumer Fraud
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached a settlement
agreement with a natural gas supplier over allegations the
company earlier this year sent a confusing, governmental-looking
mailer to Illinois residents that made big promises on the front
but only disclosed actual terms of the agreement - often
detrimental to the consumer - on a hard-to-read, green-colored
back page.  The settlement was entered in Cook County Circuit
Court on June 29,2005.

Ms. Madigan said Illinois Natural Gas Savings Corporation, doing
business as Illinois Natural Gas Corporation, has agreed not to
raise the price of natural gas during the course of its
contracts.  In addition, the natural gas supplier has agreed to
clearly and conspicuously disclose in all future contracts and
solicitations that it is not affiliated with any state agency or
public utility and disclose the details of its consumer
contracts.

The defendants also have agreed to honor all requests for
cancellation of contracts for any consumer that signed up for
the program prior to today's filing of the settlement agreement.
The cancellation requests must be made by July 29, within 30
days of the consent decree's filing.

"This settlement agreement ensures that Illinois consumers who
believe they were misled into signing a contract with Illinois
Natural Gas due to misleading advertisements can cancel their
contracts with no financial penalties," Ms. Madigan said. "We
have been assured by Illinois Natural Gas that in the future
they will provide promotional materials and contracts that
inform - not confuse - consumers."

Ms. Madigan said the consent decree is for settlement purposes
and does not constitute an admission of guilt by Illinois
Natural Gas Corporation.  Ms. Madigan also said the company will
make a $5,000 contribution to a consumer education fund.

Illinois Natural Gas is an alternative natural gas supplier that
earlier this year was certified by the Illinois Commerce
Commission (ICC) to participate in a program that allows
consumers in northern Illinois to choose a company to supply
natural gas. Illinois Natural Gas is one of 11 suppliers that
consumers can choose to supply their gas while regulated
utilities continue to deliver the gas and provide service and
billing.

In April 2005, Illinois Natural Gas began sending letters and
two-sided forms to hundreds of thousands of Illinois consumers.
The marketing materials urged consumers to sign up for Illinois
Natural Gas' "Year 2005 Stable Price and Refund Program."
However, Ms. Madigan's lawsuit, filed on April 26, alleged the
mailing used deceptive and unclear language to confuse consumers
about the terms of the offer and the affiliation of the company.

Ms. Madigan's office, which has received 223 complaints directly
and approximately 570 complaints from the Citizens Utility
Board, believes that at least 200,000 letters were mailed to
Illinois consumers.

Ms. Madigan alleged in her lawsuit that Illinois Natural Gas led
certain consumers to believe through its mailing that the
natural gas supplier is actually a government entity and that
consumers must sign up for this program to achieve stable
pricing for their natural gas.

In addition, Ms. Madigan alleged that many terms laid out on the
front of the two-sided form have conditions that were not
clearly and conspicuously disclosed. Those conditions were typed
in small print on a green background on the back of the form and
were detailed using confusing language. The conditions often
changed the actual terms listed on the front of the form or
inserted additional terms that were never mentioned on the front
of the form or in the letter.

For example, on the front of the form, Illinois Natural Gas
promised consumers refunds, savings and stable prices.  Ms.
Madigan alleged in her lawsuit, Illinois Natural Gas failed to
clearly and conspicuously disclose that the natural gas supplier
may amend the terms and conditions of the contract and raise gas
prices in the future.  Finally, the lawsuit alleged Illinois
Natural Gas violated the Automatic Contract Renewal Act by
failing to clearly and conspicuously disclose the automatic
renewal clause, including the procedure for canceling the
contract.

Assistant Attorney General Katrina Wanzer handled the case for
Madigan's Consumer Protection Division.  Ms. Madigan said
consumers can cancel their contracts with Illinois Natural Gas
if the contract was signed before June 29, 2005, and the request
is received by July 29, 2005. Consumers may cancel by:

     (1) contacting Ms. Madigan's Consumer Protection Division
         by Phone: 1-800-386-5438;

     (2) calling the company directly by Phone: 1-800-309-5160;

     (3) faxing in a written notice of cancellation to the
         company by Fax: 1-800-306-5016; and

     (4) mailing in a written notice of cancellation by
         registered mail to Illinois Natural Gas Corporation, PO
         Box 7336, Chicago, IL 60680


NEW LEAF: FL AG Files Complaint V. False Debt Termination Scheme
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Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist filed a lawsuit against
New Leaf Associates, LLC, and several associated businesses and
individuals for their participation in a phony "debt
termination" scheme.

The lawsuit alleges that the Company and the other civil
defendants took in more than $8 million from late 2003 until
early this year by claiming they had a legal "administrative
process" by which they could completely eliminate credit card
and student loan debts for their clients as an alternative to
bankruptcy.

An investigation conducted by the Attorney General's Economic
Crimes Division revealed that New Leaf collected fees starting
at almost $4,000 from approximately 2,200 clients who were lured
by the promise that not only would their debts disappear but
their credit scores would not be damaged. No debts were actually
terminated by the program, and numerous consumers suffered
financial losses as a result, the state's lawsuit asserts. The
Attorney General's Office has received some 185 consumer
complaints regarding the New Leaf scam, the highest total for
any single complaint subject this year.

"Too many consumers are mired in debt and are desperate to find
a way out of their financial dilemma," said Mr. Crist. "These
defendants took advantage of their victims, who were seeking
assistance to solve their financial problems. Floridians should
always remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it
probably is."

In addition to New Leaf Associates LLC and its marketing arm,
Quantum Business Consultants LLC, the lawsuit names as
defendants 16 individuals and 7 business entities. The
individuals, including principals and agents of New Leaf and
Quantum, are:

     (1) James M. Patterson,

     (2) Thomas Spiller,

     (3) Luke Anastasakis,

     (4) Phil Plastic,

     (5) Ken Keplinger,

     (6) Chris Holland,

     (7) Paul Greaves,

     (8) Brett Merl,

     (9) Richard Spiller,

    (10) Kris Schnell,

    (11) Cecil Taylor,

    (12) Lillian Varga,

    (13) George W. ("Bill") Gute,

    (14) Raymond Schlang,

    (15) Chad F. Polley and

    (16) Christopher S. Brewer

Business entities named in the lawsuit are:

     (i) Ameribiz Consulting, Inc.;

    (ii) Manhattan Financial Group, LLC;

   (iii) Legal Club Financial Corporation;

    (iv) RWS Consulting, Inc.;

     (v) B&B Enterprises International, Inc.;

    (vi) Quantum Business Consultants of California, Inc., and

   (vii) WJC & Associates, LLC.

The defendants are charged with violating Florida's Deceptive
and Unfair Trade Practices Act. They could be ordered to pay
restitution to their victims and also ordered to pay civil
penalties of $10,000 per violation or $15,000 for victims who
were disabled or senior citizens, as well as attorney fees and
costs.

A copy of the civil complaint is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-
6E3JUF/$file/NewLeafComplaint.pdf


NEW MEXICO: Judge OKs Settlement For Suit Bernalillo County Jail
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A federal judge signed off on the settlement of a protracted
lawsuit over conditions at Bernalillo County's jail, after
inmates were offered a chance to respond, The Associated Press
reports.

Court documents though reiterated that the settlement, which
cost taxpayers more than $2.6 million in attorneys' fees, is not
an admission by jail officials that inmates' rights were
violated or that conditions were substandard.

U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez signed off last week on the
settlement, which calls for three independent auditors to spend
about nine months, evaluating whether the Metropolitan Detention
Center meets constitutional standards and policies set by the
American Correctional Association and the parties involved.

The jail's attorney Jeffrey Baker told The Associated Press that
the auditors, who are nationally recognized experts chosen by
both sides, have visited the facility at least once since late
spring. Once conditions of the settlement are met, the 1995
lawsuit will be dismissed, he adds.

Hammered out in November, the settlement stems from a class
action lawsuit filed when 90 inmates of the old jail downtown
contended that they were mistreated by "grossly and inhumanely
overcrowded" conditions. Additionally, inmates with mental
illness or developmental disabilities filed an accompanying
lawsuit.

The $90 million Metropolitan Detention Center, which was built
to handle about 2,100 inmates and had opened in 2003 on
Albuquerque's west side, was placed under federal oversight in
1996 and was ordered to cap the population at 568 inmates. Mr.
Baker told The Associated Press that at the time, the jail was
holding about 1,200 inmates.

The settlement calls for one auditor to review standards at the
jail, including whether inmates get adequate food and whether
guards use excessive force. A second will review medical care
for inmates, and the third will focus on inmates who need
psychiatric care. The agreement also requires the jail to
continue community custody and other programs that keep the
population down and to continue offering detoxification and
alcohol-treatment programs.

Even before the settlement, the jail had made "huge changes'' to
improve how it handles inmates, Mr. Baker pointed out. "A lot of
good things have happened," he adds.

However, inmates who responded to the settlement last month
still had complaints, ranging from stale bread and ministers
broadcasting over the intercom to a lack of medical care and
corrections officers being abusive.

According to Brian Pori, an attorney for the inmates, "They're
asking for things like having hot food hot, cold food cold,
clean laundry, toilet paper, not having to sleep on the floor,
all very mundane things. We're not asking for a Cadillac jail or
an Oldsmobile jail. We'll settle for a Yugo jail."

Detention center Capt. Heather Lough told The Associated Press
that a six-month-old grievance process for inmates tracks each
case better. She also said that severe mistreatment is
investigated, and footage from video cameras throughout the jail
is reviewed. She adds that food meets dietary standards and that
corrections officers receive 40 hours of training to deal with
inmates in mental health units.


OMNI DATA: Agrees To Pay $8T To Settle Consumer Fraud Complaint
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After a brush with Missouri's consumer protection laws, a vendor
of hair salon software will pay more than $8,000 in penalties
and restitution in an agreement with state Attorney General Jay
Nixon.  The consent judgment, signed by St. Louis County Circuit
Judge Robert Cohen, orders OMNI Data Systems of Kirkwood and its
owner, Curt Huckshold, to refund $3,903 to a dozen hair salon
owners, and pay a civil penalty of $3,000. The company must also
pay $2,000 to cover the costs of prosecuting the case.

Advertising primarily through its Web site, OMNI Data Systems
sells computer hardware and software to hair salons and promises
to ship all orders within 24 hours. The company promises salons
that buy software a free 90-day membership in an extended
support program that advertised as being available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. After the 90-day trial membership, a
paid membership in the support program is "highly recommended,"
according to OMNI Data Systems' Web site.

Salon owners from across the country complained to the Attorney
General they paid OMNI Data Systems for products and did not
receive them. Salons that asked for refunds were denied, and
salons that sought the promised technical support were ignored.

"This is a case of small business owners, in good faith,
purchasing products to enhance their productivity, but instead
got nothing but headaches," Mr. Nixon said. "These entrepreneurs
deserve to get what they pay for. Absent that, they deserve a
full refund. This judgment does just that."

In addition to restitution and monetary penalties, OMNI Data is
under a court order to cease misrepresenting when goods will be
shipped, misrepresenting the extent of technical support the
company will provide, failing or refusing to issue customers the
necessary reactivation codes for software they have purchased,
or misrepresenting the reputation or standing of the company.

For more details, contact Press Secretary Jim Gardner by Phone:
573-751-8844 by Fax: 573-751-5818 or by E-mail:
communications@ago.mo.gov.


ORCHID ISLAND: FDA Warns V. Unpasteurized Orange Juice Products
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a nationwide
warning to consumers against drinking unpasteurized orange juice
products distributed under a variety of brand names by Orchid
Island Juice Company of Fort Pierce, Florida, because they have
the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium and
have been associated with an outbreak of human disease caused by
this organism.

Salmonella Typhimurium is a germ that can cause serious and
sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
people, and others with weakened immune systems. Otherwise
healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high
fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and
diarrhea. Long- term complications can include severe arthritis.

To date there have been reports of 15 cases of a matching strain
of illness directly linked to a history of consumption of Orchid
Island Juice from mid-May to June in Michigan, Ohio and
Massachusetts. In addition, at least 16 other states have
reported cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infection that match
this specific strain. Further investigations are underway to
determine if these infections are also related to these products
or not.

"FDA is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and our state partners to identify the source
of the problem and its scope," said Dr. Robert Brackett,
Director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied
Nutrition. "It is important to note, however, that the vast
majority of orange juice sold in stores is pasteurized and safe
to drink."

The unpasteurized product comes in a variety of containers
distributed to retail stores and restaurants under various brand
names. The products are identified on the labels as freshly
squeezed or fresh orange juice. The following labels are
involved: Nino Salvaggio's, Westborn Market, and Natalie's
Orchid Island Juice. Orchid Island Juice bottles products under
other brand names that have not yet been provided to FDA by the
company.

These products do not bear a warning label that the juice is
unpasteurized. Such warning labels do appear on many
unpasteurized juice products, so consumers should not assume
these products are safe to consume simply because they do not
bear the "unpasteurized" warning label.

Individuals who believe they have become ill as a result of
drinking this unpasteurized juice should consult their health
care provider and contact their local health department.


POKEMON USA: Recalls 9,200 Plush Toys Due to Puncture Hazard
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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC), Pokémon USA Inc. of New York, New York is voluntarily
recalling about 9,200 units of Pokémon Plush Toys.

The stuffing of the toy may contain tips of sewing needles,
which could pose a puncture hazard.

The recall involves 10 "Pokédoll" plush toy characters including
Pikachu, Minun, Plusle, Skitty, Evee, Munchlax, Mew, Ho-Oh, and
Lugia. Pikachu comes in a 12-inch and a 6-inch tall version. All
of the other characters are approximately 6-inches tall. They
have a sewn-in label that reads: "Pokémon Center c2005 Pokémon
/Nintendo /Creatures/ GAME FREAK" on one side and "2005 MADE IN
CHINA" on the other.

Manufactured in China, the toys were sold at Nintendo World, 10
Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, and on the firm's Web site
from April 2005 through June 2005 for between $8 and $20. The
PokéDoll plush toys were also given away as promotions by
Nintendo of America Inc. at the E3 Conference in Los Angeles in
May 2005.

Parents should take these toys away from children immediately
and contact Pokémon USA to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm
toll-free at (800) 930-6613 anytime or visit Pokémon's Web site:
http://www.pokemoncenter.com/recall.asp.


PRUDENT ALLIANCE: IL AG Madigan Warns Consumers V. Lottery Scam
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Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned consumers that a new take
on an old scam has surfaced in Illinois.  Ms. Madigan said
reports to her Consumer Protection Division reveal that letters
promoting an alleged lottery scam from London, England, have
begun showing up in Illinois mail boxes.

Members of the public should keep in mind that the international
lottery scheme, which has been around for many years, surfaces
from time to time under different names and countries of origin
but the scam is always the same. Perpetrators of international
lottery schemes often target the elderly and usually contact
their victims by mail or telephone.

Ms. Madigan said an Illinois senior citizen recently reported
receiving a hand addressed, unsolicited letter from Prudent
Alliance plc Lottery of London, England, stating the consumer
was the winner of an international lottery. The letter advised
the consumer that the winning funds of $54,940 were deposited in
London. A cashier's check in the amount of $1,999.25 was
enclosed in the letter as a first installment of the winnings.
Madigan said she believes the cashier's check is a fake and
would not clear if cashed by the consumer.

The letter instructed the consumer to call a phone number in
London to claim the rest of the lottery winnings. After a
neighbor of the elderly consumer brought the letter in to Ms.
Madigan's Springfield office, a member of Ms. Madigan's Consumer
Protection Division, posing as the husband of the senior
citizen, called the phone number. The "husband" was instructed
to cash the check and call back the next business day. However,
just a few minutes later, the lottery representative returned
the call and told the husband that to receive the balance of the
winning amount, 4.5 percent in fees must first be paid. The
husband was further instructed to wire one half of the fees, or
approximately $847, using Western Union to the address shown on
the letter.

It also is possible that consumers may be asked for personal
bank account information so that the alleged fees may be
withdrawn from their accounts, Ms. Madigan said.  She said
unsolicited letters received by Illinois consumers claiming they
have won an international lottery should be considered a scam
and thrown away or turned over to postal authorities. Consumers
cannot win a lottery for which they have not bought tickets, and
cannot win sweepstakes they have not entered. In addition,
playing an international lottery by mail or phone is against the
law.

Consumers can visit Ms. Madigan's Web site for consumer
protection information: http://www.IllinoisAttorneyGeneral.gov
or call the Consumer Fraud Hotlines:

Chicago: 1-800-386-5438 and 1-800-964-3013 (TTY)
Springfield: 1-800-243-0618 and 1-877-844-5461 (TTY)
Carbondale: 1-800-243-0607 and 1-877-675-9339 (TTY)
Spanish-language hotline: 1-866-310-8398

STEIMATZKY'S: Suit Filed Over Levying of VAT at Duty Free Branch
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A $8.745 million (NIS 40 million) class action suit was launched
in Tel Aviv District Court against bookseller Steimatzky's
airport branch, The Ha'aretz.com reports.

The plaintiff, Ronen Chen, alleges that Steimatzky had an
exemption from value added tax for its branch in the old
terminal at Ben-Gurion International Airport, but still charged
its customers VAT on products purchased there.

Additionally, the plaintiff states that his investigation
indicates that Steimatzky transferred the money to the proper
tax authorities over the years, so the store did not commit any
criminal offense. However, Mr. Chen further alleges that the
store misled customers, who believed they were not paying VAT,
since the store had a large sign indicating it was a duty-free
store and issued invoices noting only the final price of each
product, without any division between the price and the VAT
rate. The rate charged and actual sum of VAT appear as a
separate item on invoices issued by the chain's other branches,
the suit adds.

The lawsuit notes that it covers only the Steimatzky branch in
the old terminal's duty-free area, which operated until November
2004, since the branch operating in the new terminal no longer
charges VAT on its goods.

In court documents, Mr. Chen says he figured out that he had
been charged VAT accidentally, when he bought a daily paper at
the store shortly before boarding a flight and would later
realized that he had paid full price, including VAT. After the
discovery, Mr. Chen and his lawyers corresponded with the tax
authorities and received a series of contradictory answers. At
first he was told goods in duty-free stores were exempt from
VAT, and later he was told they were only exempt if the store
had received a specific VAT-exemption.

Mr. Chen told Ha'aretz.com that perusal of the Steimatzky
licenses indicates that all the products in the branch were VAT-
exempt throughout the years the branch operated. Authorities
collected the taxes while turning a blind eye to the fact that
the branch was not supposed to generate any VAT, he adds.

The plaintiff estimates the VAT collected at the branch over a
seven-year period at $8.745 million (NIS 40 million) and claims
Steimatzky must repay the money to all the customers who made
purchases there, believing they were not paying VAT.

As of the moment though, Steimatzky has not filed a response to
the lawsuit.


STEIMATZKY'S: Suit Filed Over Levying of VAT at Duty Free Branch
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A $8.745 million (NIS 40 million) class action suit was launched
in Tel Aviv District Court against bookseller Steimatzky's
airport branch, The Ha'aretz.com reports.

The plaintiff, Ronen Chen, alleges that Steimatzky had an
exemption from value added tax for its branch in the old
terminal at Ben-Gurion International Airport, but still charged
its customers VAT on products purchased there.

Additionally, the plaintiff states that his investigation
indicates that Steimatzky transferred the money to the proper
tax authorities over the years, so the store did not commit any
criminal offense. However, Mr. Chen further alleges that the
store misled customers, who believed they were not paying VAT,
since the store had a large sign indicating it was a duty-free
store and issued invoices noting only the final price of each
product, without any division between the price and the VAT
rate. The rate charged and actual sum of VAT appear as a
separate item on invoices issued by the chain's other branches,
the suit adds.

The lawsuit notes that it covers only the Steimatzky branch in
the old terminal's duty-free area, which operated until November
2004, since the branch operating in the new terminal no longer
charges VAT on its goods.

In court documents, Mr. Chen says he figured out that he had
been charged VAT accidentally, when he bought a daily paper at
the store shortly before boarding a flight and would later
realized that he had paid full price, including VAT. After the
discovery, Mr. Chen and his lawyers corresponded with the tax
authorities and received a series of contradictory answers. At
first he was told goods in duty-free stores were exempt from
VAT, and later he was told they were only exempt if the store
had received a specific VAT-exemption.

Mr. Chen told Ha'aretz.com that perusal of the Steimatzky
licenses indicates that all the products in the branch were VAT-
exempt throughout the years the branch operated. Authorities
collected the taxes while turning a blind eye to the fact that
the branch was not supposed to generate any VAT, he adds.

The plaintiff estimates the VAT collected at the branch over a
seven-year period at $8.745 million (NIS 40 million) and claims
Steimatzky must repay the money to all the customers who made
purchases there, believing they were not paying VAT.  As of the
moment though, Steimatzky has not filed a response to the
lawsuit.


TRG MARKETING: Principals Plead Guilty To Consumer Fraud Charges
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The principals of TRG Marketing, LLC, Carmelo Zanfei and William
Paul Crouse, pled guilty in early June 2005 to charges relating
to the sale of an unauthorized health plan to more than 7,000
Floridians, resulting in millions of dollars of unpaid claims,
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced in a statement
dated June 10,2005.

Asserting that the self-insured plan was exempt to the licensing
and certification requirements of state law, Mr. Zanfei and Mr.
Crouse marketed the health plan to citizens of Florida, and 43
other states, without seeking a certificate of authority to sell
the plan.  Investigators determined the health plan was
insufficiently funded and the group failed to pay millions of
dollars of claims.

"TRG Marketing duped thousands of trusting consumers and left
them with millions of dollars in unpaid medical expenses," said
Mr. Crist. "Scams like this drive up the cost of legitimate
health insurance, and consumers are left to carry the burden. We
will work to ensure that justice is served and restitution is
made to these victims."

Mr. Zanfei pled guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering and
four counts of unlawful transaction of insurance, and will be
sentenced to two years in prison.  Mr. Crouse pled guilty to
racketeering and four counts of unlawful transaction of
insurance, and will be sentenced to four years in prison. After
they are released from prison, both defendants will also be
sentenced to 20 years of supervised probation with special
conditions that they make full and complete restitution to more
than 7,000 Floridians. The restitution is expected to total $2.5
million and could be substantially more. Formal sentencing of
both defendants will be held in approximately 120 days before
Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Julie H. O'Kane in Orlando.

Although the health plan was illegally marketed in 43 other
states, Florida was the only state to pursue criminal charges.
The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution and investigated by the Department of
Financial Services.

Any citizen who believes he or she has been a victim should call
the Attorney General's Fraud Hotline by Phone: 1-866-9-NO-SCAM
(866-966-7226) (toll free).  A copy of the arrest affidavit is
available at: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-
6D8LVM/$file/TRG_Affidavit.pdf.


WORLD BANKS: Five Persons Arrested For $2M Investment Scam in FL
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Five individuals have been arrested for their involvement in an
investment scam that may have netted almost $2 million from
investors, Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced in a
statement dated June 10,2005.

The defendants, who will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's
Office of Statewide Prosecution, were taken into custody on
charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, 70
counts of investment fraud, grand theft and money laundering.
They are accused of operating an investment scam that
fraudulently offered futures options on the foreign exchange
market but never actually spent investors' money for that
purpose.

Victims of the scam would receive unsolicited phone calls urging
them to invest in futures options on the foreign currency
exchange market. The victims were promised lucrative returns on
their investments, and risk of loss was minimized or glossed
over by the sellers. In addition, the callers emphasized that
time was of the essence and the prospective investors should
immediately wire money or send checks to a company, which was
actually operated by those running the scam.

"Scams such as this one serve to remind us that when something
seems too good to be true, it usually is," said Mr. Crist.
"Investors should always exercise the utmost caution when
choosing options that carry such great financial weight, because
they can also carry great financial risk."

Arrested were John Taddeo, 36, of Lighthouse Point; Frank
Desantis, aka Josh Anthony, 38, of Lighthouse Point; Erin Rose
Desantis, aka Erin Valko, 31, of Lighthouse Point; Doreen Valko,
56, of Coconut Creek, and Christopher Boutchie, 36, of Coral
Springs. The Broward County Sheriff's Office is still seeking
Gavin Livoti, 32, of Highland Beach, and Daniel Ledoux, 40, of
Richmond, Virginia.  The five individuals were running the scam
through a group of four related companies: World Banks Foreign
Currency Traders, Inc., International Investors Trading Group,
Inc., and Compliance and Customer Care, Inc., all based in
Florida, and International Investments Holding Corporation, an
offshore company formed under Bahamian laws.  These companies
were established as part of the criminal endeavor to defraud
investors.

Some of the victims did receive transaction statements from
International Investments Holding Corporation informing them
about the "options" that had been purchased in their name.
However, all of the victims eventually were told that due to
"unexpected market conditions," they had lost all or nearly all
of their investment. The losses typically ranged from $5,000 to
$10,000, but in some cases were much more. An investigation by
the Broward County Sheriff's Office produced records that
revealed no money was transferred from the brokerage firms,
where the investors sent their money, to the "clearing" bank,
where the purchases were supposed to occur. No options were
purchased and the money was going directly to the defendants.
Affidavits and bank records were obtained showing almost $2
million was sent to the companies with little more than $100,000
returned to investors, a return of five cents on the dollar.  If
convicted of all charges, the defendants could face maximum
prison terms ranging from 100 to 300 years, depending on each
individual's level of involvement in the scam.


WORLDCOM INC.: Lawsuit Settlement Hearing Set September 9, 2005
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The United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York Will hold a fairness hearing for the proposed
settlement in the matter: In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities
Litigation, Master File No. 02 Civ. 3288 (DLC), on behalf of all
persons or entities who purchased or acquired publicly traded
securities of WorldCom, Inc. ("WorldCom") during the period from
April 29, 1999 through and including June 25, 2002 (the "Class
Period"), and who were injured thereby; and all persons or
entities that may now or hereafter have claims against the
Insurance Companies that issued directors and officers liability
insurance policies to WorldCom for the policy period December
31, 2001 to December 31, 2002.

The hearing will be held on September 9, 2005, at 2:30 p.m.,
before the Honorable Denise Cote in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York, Daniel Patrick
Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Courtroom
11-B, New York, New York 10007.

For more details, contact Brian Burke, WorldCom, Inc. Securities
Litigation, Administrator c/o The Garden City Group, Inc., P.O.
Box 9000 #6184, Merrick, NY, 11566-9000, Phone: 1-866-808-3556,
Fax: 1-631-940-6549, Email: worldcominfo@gardencitygroup.com OR
Max W. Berger, Esq. or John P. Coffey, Esq. of BERNSTEIN
LITOWITZ BERGER & GROSSMANN LLP, 1285 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY, 10019, Phone: 212-554-1400 OR Leonard Barrack,
Esq. of Jeffrey W. Golan, Esq. BARRACK, RODOS & BACINE, 3300 Two
Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103,
Phone: 215-963-0600, E-mail: info@worldcomlitigation.com, Web
site: http://www.worldcomlitigation.com/.


                  New Securities Fraud Cases

ABLE LABORATORIES: Abbey Gardey Lodges Securities Lawsuit in NJ
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The law firm of Abbey Gardy, LLP initiated a Class Action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the United
States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark
Division on behalf of a class (the "Class") of all persons who
purchased or acquired securities of Able Laboratories, Inc.
("Able" or the "Company")(Nasdaq: ABRX) between October 30, 2002
and May 18, 2005 inclusive (the "Class Period").

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, by issuing a series of material
misrepresentations to the market during the Class Period thereby
artificially inflating the price of Able securities. The action,
captioned Skoros v. Able Laboratories, Inc., et al., is pending
in the United States District Court for the District of New
Jersey against defendants Able Laboratories, Dhananjay G.
Wadekar (CEO, President), Robert Weinstein (CFO, Treasurer to
November 2004).

The Complaint alleges that starting on October 30, 2002 and
continuing until May 18, 2005, defendants made a series of
materially false and misleading statements regarding the about
Able's business and earnings. The Complaint alleges that
throughout the Class Period, Able failed to disclose and
misrepresented the following material adverse facts known to
defendants or recklessly disregarded by them:

     (1) the Company's product testing procedures failed to meet
         standard industry practices and good manufacturing
         practices established by the FDA;

     (2) the Company was faced with potentially enormous
         liabilities and fines as a result of its breaches of
         good manufacturing practices;

     (3) the Company's breaches jeopardized not only its current
         drug offerings but also the likelihood that drugs in
         development would gain FDA approval; and

     (4) as a result of the foregoing, defendants' opinions and
         statements concerning Able's current and future
         earnings lacked a reasonable basis at all times.

On May 19, 2005, Able announced that it had identified
departures from standard operating procedures and good
manufacturing practices with respect to certain laboratory
testing practices and that as a result of these observations;
the Company will be recalling additional products in the future.
Able also announced on May 19 the resignation of Wadekar from
his positions as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

This news shocked the market and the reaction of the stock
market was dramatic. Shares of Able fell $18.37 per share, or
$74.59 per share, on May 19, 2005, to close at $6.25 per share

On May 23, 2005, Able Laboratories announced that it is
recalling all of its products for safety testing and taking the
additional drastic step of withdrawing seven of its "abbreviated
new drug applications" due to commercial reasons and
"identification, in certain applications, of data upon which the
Company is no longer willing to rely." During the Class Period,
insiders sold a total of 480,666 shares for proceeds of
$9,533,047.00.

For more details, contact Susan Lee or Nancy Kaboolian, Esq. of
Abbey Gardy, LLP by Mail: 212 East 39th Street, New York, New
York 10016 by Phone: (212) 889-3700 or (800) 889-3701 or by E-
mail: slee@abbeygardy.com.


CARRIER ACCESS: Lerach Coughlin Files Securities Lawsuit in CO
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The law firm of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
LLP ("Lerach Coughlin") initiated a class action in the United
States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of
purchasers of Carrier Access Corporation ("Carrier Access")
(NASDAQ:CACSE) publicly traded securities during the period
between October 21, 2003 and May 20, 2005 (the "Class Period").

The complaint charges Carrier Access and certain of its officers
and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. Carrier Access designs, manufactures and sells converged
access equipment to wireline and wireless carriers.

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants
made materially false and misleading statements regarding the
Company's financial results and its business prospects. As a
result of these false statements, the Company's shares traded at
inflated levels during the Class Period, allowing the defendants
to use the Company's shares as currency in its acquisition of
Paragon Networks and to sell 6 million shares to the public in a
secondary offering, raising proceeds of $78 million.

However, according to the complaint, by July 20, 2004, due to
the defendants' concerns about the government's stance towards
accounting fraud, the Company announced a reduction in the
Company's projections, sending its shares down 37%, a loss of
$4.73 to $8.06. On May 5, 2005, the Company issued a press
release in which it announced it had received a Nasdaq Staff
Determination letter which indicated that "although the company
filed its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004,
the filing did not include management's assessment of its
internal controls over financial reporting and the associated
auditor attestation report . . . ." As a result, the Company's
stock was subject to delisting on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Then
on May 20, 2005, the Company issued a press release stating that
it was in the process of performing a detailed review of all
significant customer relationships and as part of those reviews
was evaluating the propriety of the timing of revenue and cost
recognition and other revenue recognition issues. The release
stated: "At this point in time, the Company has determined that
certain revenues and direct costs have been recorded in
incorrect periods. The amounts that have been quantified to date
are significant and, as a result, previously issued financial
statements for the year ended December 31, 2004, and certain
interim periods in each of the years ended December 31, 2004,
and 2003, will be restated." On this news the Company's stock
fell to $4.60 per share.

For more details, contact William Lerach or Darren Robbins of
Lerach Coughlin by Phone: 800-449-4900 or 619-231-1058 by E-
mail: wsl@lerachlaw.com or visit their Web site:
http://www.lerachlaw.com/cases/carrieraccess/.


COLLINS & AIKMAN: Murray Frank Files Securities Fraud Suit in NY
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The law firm of Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP initiated a class
action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York on behalf of shareholders who
purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Collins &
Aikman ("Collins & Aikman" or the "Company") (Pink Sheets:CKCRQ)
between May 6, 2004 and March 17, 2005, inclusive (the "Class
Period").

The Complaint alleges that, during the Class Period, defendants
issued materially false and misleading statements that
materially overstated the value of the Company's revenue and net
income. On March 17, 2005, Collins & Aikman issued a press
release announcing that it had commenced an internal review of
how it was accounting for supplier rebates. This review revealed
that the Company was prematurely or inappropriately recognizing
revenue and would cause the Company to restate its results that
will reflect a reduction of its previously reported operating
income by $10 - $12 million for the nine months ended September
30, 2004.

The complaint alleges that statements made by the Company
concerning its financial results were materially false and
misleading because defendants knew, but failed to disclose
and/or misrepresented that the Company lacked adequate internal
controls that would allow it to ascertain its true financial
performance and condition and was further materially overstating
its financial results by engaging in improper accounting
practices that will require the Company to restate its results
for the at least the first three quarters of 2004.

On May 17, 2005, the Company announced that it had filed to
reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

For more details, contact Eric J. Belfi or Christopher Hinton of
Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP by Phone: (800) 497-8076 or
(212) 682-1818 by Fax: (212) 682-1892 by E-mail:
info@murrayfrank.com or visit their Web site:
http://www.murrayfrank.com/CM/NewCases/NewCases.asp.


CORN PRODUCTS: Milberg Weiss Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in IL
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The law firm of Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP initiated a
class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities
of Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) ("Corn
Products" or the Company) between January 25, 2005 and April 4,
2005 inclusive (the "Class Period") seeking to pursue remedies
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").

The action is pending in the United States District Court for
the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) against
defendants Corn Products, Samuel Scott (CEO) and Cheryl Beebe
(CFO).

The complaint alleges that Corn Products manufactures starches
and liquid sweeteners, including glucose corn syrups, high
maltose corn syrups and industrial and food-grade starches. Its
basic raw material is corn and, throughout the Class Period,
defendants maintained that they had properly hedged the
Company's exposure to corn price fluctuations. The truth emerged
on April 4, 2005 after the market closed, when it became clear
that the Company had not, as it had claimed, properly hedged its
corn position. On that date, defendants announced that first-
quarter 2005 estimated earnings per share would be down 35-40%
year-over-year due to higher net corn costs, higher energy and
freight costs, and undisclosed "manufacturing expense problems"
(later revealed to have arisen from "freakish" manufacturing
problems at several plants in the U.S. and Canada). On this
news, Corn Product shares, which had closed at $25.86 on April
4, 2005, fell $5.75, or 22%, to a low of $20.11 before closing
out the day at $20.98.

For more details, contact Steven G. Schulman, Peter E. Seidman
or Andrei V. Rado of Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP by
Mail: One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th fl., New York, NY 10119-0165
By Phone: (800) 320-5081 by E-mail: sfeerick@milbergweiss.com or
visit their Web site: http://www.milbergweiss.com.


CORN PRODUCTS: Stull Stull Lodges Securities Fraud Lawsuit in IL
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The law firm of Stull, Stull & Brody initiated a class action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois on behalf of all persons who purchased the
securities of Corn Products International Inc. ("CornProducts"
or the "Company") (NYSE:CPO) between January 25, 2005, and April
4, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period").

The complaint charges that Corn Products, Samuel Scott and
Cheryl Beebe with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. More specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Company
failed to disclose and misrepresented the following material
adverse facts, which were known to defendants or recklessly
disregarded by them:

     (1) that the Company was experiencing manufacturing
         problems at some of its facilities, which resulted in
         increased manufacturing expenses;

     (2) that the Company's net corn costs were significantly
         higher due to the Company's speculative hedging of
         Canadian corn;

     (3) that US sweetener price increase, contrary to the
         Company's representations, failed to offset higher
         energy costs; and

     (4) that as a result of the foregoing, defendants lacked
         any reasonable basis for their positive statements
         concerning the Company and its earnings and prospects.

On April 5, 2005, Corn Products said that it expected first-
quarter diluted earnings per share to decline 35 percent to 40
percent from the first quarter of 2040. News of this shocked the
market. Shares of Corn Products fell $4.88 per share or 18.87
percent, on April 5, 2005, to close at $20.98 per share.

For more details, contact Tzivia Brody, Esq. of Stull, Stull &
Brody by Phone: 1-800-337-4983 by Fax: 212/490-2022 by E-mail:
SSBNY@aol.com or visit their Web site: http://www.ssbny.com.


DORAL FINANCIAL: Glancy Binkow Files Securities Fraud Suit in NY
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The law firm of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP initiated a Class
Action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for
the Southern District of New York on behalf of a class (the
"Class") consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or
otherwise acquired securities of Doral Financial Corporation
("Doral" or the "Company") (NYSE:DRL), between October 10, 2002
and April 19, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period").

The Complaint charges Doral and certain of the Company's
executive officers with violations of federal securities laws.
Plaintiff claims defendants' omissions and material
misrepresentations during the Class Period artificially inflated
Doral's stock price, inflicting damages on investors. Doral is a
diversified financial services company engaged in mortgage
banking, commercial banking, institutional broker-dealer
activities and insurance agency activities. The Complaint
alleges that during the Class Period defendants failed to
disclose and/or misrepresented material adverse facts, including
that:

     (1) the Company was using overly aggressive and unrealistic
         assumptions to value its derivative portfolio of
         interest-only strips ("IO Strips") used to hedge its
         mortgage portfolio against interest rate fluctuations;

     (2) the Company was using fraudulent accounting practices
         and materially overstated its net income, net gain on
         mortgage loan sales and net capital; and

     (3) the Company was using ineffective risk management and
         hedging strategies against the increasing risk of
         rising interest rates.

On January 19, 2005, the Company for the first time warned of
potential trouble with its hedging strategy against interest
rate changes through its use of a derivative portfolio of IO
Strips. On March 15, 2005, Doral filed its Annual Report with
the SEC in which the Company disclosed for the first time its
use of overly aggressive assumptions in valuing its IO Strips
portfolio.

On March 16, 2005, a Wachovia Capital Markets analyst downgraded
Doral to "underperform" and cut his fiscal year earnings-per-
share estimate after reviewing the Company's annual report. The
next day, a Merrill Lynch analyst downgraded Doral stock and cut
his fiscal year earnings-per-share estimates. In response to the
Company's disclosure, Standard & Poor's lowered its outlook for
Doral's long-term debt from stable to negative, expressing
"concern over the sustainability of the Company's business
model." In a matter of days Doral stock plummeted from $38.29
per share to $21.50 per share in extremely heavy volume.

For more details, contact Lionel Z. Glancy or Michael Goldberg
of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP by Phone: (310) 201-9150 or
(888) 773-9224 by E-mail: info@glancylaw.com or visit their Web
site: http://www.glancylaw.com.


DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: Abbey Gardy Lodges Securities Suit in CA
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The law firm of Abbey Gardy, LLP commenced a Class Action
lawsuit on behalf of all purchasers of securities of DreamWorks
Animations SKG, Inc. ("DreamWorks" or the "Company") (NYSE: DWA)
between October 27, 2004 and May 10, 2005, inclusive (the "Class
Period").

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, by issuing a series of material
misrepresentations to the market during the Class Period thereby
artificially inflating the price of DreamWorks securities. The
action captioned Pfeffer v. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., et
al., is pending in the United States District Court for the
Central of California against defendants DreamWorks, Jeffery
Katzerberg (Chief Executive Officer) and Roger Enrico (Chairman
of the Board).

The Complaint alleges that starting on October 27, 2004 and
continuing until May 10, 2005, defendants made a series of
materially false and misleading statements regarding the about
Dreamworks business and earnings. During the Class Period the
Company filed its Form 10-K for its year ended December 31,
2004. In addition, the Company issued press releases on November
8, 2004, March 17, 2005 and May 10, 2005. The Complaint alleges
that throughout the Class Period, defendants failed to disclose
and misrepresented the following material adverse facts known to
defendants or recklessly disregarded by them:

     (1) that sales of Shrek2 DVD's were declining;

     (2) retailers were returning to the Company massive amounts
         of unsold Shrek 2 DVD inventory;

     (3) the Company was shipping products far in excess of the
         actual demand for those products; and

     (4) as a result of the foregoing, defendants' opinions and
         statements concerning the Company's current and future
         earnings lacked a reasonable basis at all times.

On May 10, 2005, Dreamworks announced that Shrek 2 did not meet
the company's retail sales expectations for the first quarter.
The Company reported for the first time that the "sales
shortfall resulted in a higher level of returns than expected.
As a result, DWA recorded no revenue from Shrek 2 in the quarter
other than from licensing and merchandising." On this news the
price of DreamWorks stock dropped from $36.50 to close at
$32.05.

For more details, contact Susan Lee or Nancy Kaboolian, Esq. of
Abbey Gardy, LLP by Mail: 212 East 39th Street, New York, New
York 10016 by Phone: (212) 889-3700 or (800) 889-3701 by E-mail:
slee@abbeygardy.com or visit their Web site:
http://www.abbeygardy.com.


DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: Marc S. Henzel Files Securities Suit in CA
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The Law Offices of Marc S. Henzel initiated a class action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central of
California on behalf of all purchasers of securities of
DreamWorks Animations SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) between October 27,
2004 and May 10, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period"). 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, by issuing a series of material
misrepresentations to the market during the Class Period thereby
artificially inflating the price of DreamWorks securities.

The action is pending in the United States District Court for
the Central of California against defendants DreamWorks, Jeffery
Katzerberg (Chief Executive Officer) and Roger Enrico (Chairman
of the Board).

The Complaint alleges that starting on October 27, 2004 and
continuing until May 10, 2005, defendants made a series of
materially false and misleading statements regarding the about
Dreamworks business and earnings. During the Class Period the
Company filed its Form 10-K for its year ended December 31,
2004. In addition, the Company issued press releases on November
8, 2004, March 17, 2005 and May 10, 2005. The Complaint alleges
that throughout the Class Period, defendants failed to disclose
and misrepresented the following material adverse facts known to
defendants or recklessly disregarded by them:

     (1) that sales of Shrek2 DVD's were declining;

     (2) retailers were returning to the Company massive amounts
         of unsold Shrek 2 DVD inventory;

     (3) the Company was shipping products far in excess of the
         actual demand for those products; and

     (4) as a result of the foregoing, defendants' opinions and
         statements concerning the Company's current and future
         earnings lacked a reasonable basis at all times.

On May 10, 2005, Dreamworks announced that Shrek 2 did not meet
the company's retail sales expectations for the first quarter.
The Company reported for the first time that the "sales
shortfall resulted in a higher level of returns than expected.
As a result, DWA recorded no revenue from Shrek 2 in the quarter
other than from licensing and merchandising." On this news the
price of DreamWorks stock dropped from $36.50 to close at
$32.05.

For more details, contact Law Offices of Marc S. Henzel by Mail:
273 Montgomery Ave., Suite 202, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 by Phone:
610-660-8000 or 888-643-6735 by Fax: 610-660-8080 or by E-mail:
mhenzel182@aol.com.


EXIDE TECHNOLOGY: Goldman Scarlato Lodges Securities Suit in NJ
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The law firm of Goldman Scarlato & Karon, P.C., initiated a suit
in the United States District Court for the District of New
Jersey, on behalf of persons who purchased or otherwise acquired
publicly traded securities of Exide Technologies ("Exide" or the
"Company") (NASDAQ:XIDE) between November 16, 2004 and May 17,
2005, inclusive, (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit was filed
against Exide and Gordon A. Ulsh, Craig Muhlhauser, J. Timothy
Gargaro and Ian J. Harvie.

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. Specifically, the complaint alleges that
the Company failed to disclose or misrepresented that the
Company had failed to adequately hedge against increases in the
prices of lead and other commodities, that the Company's
restructuring attempts failed to reduce costs, that the Company
was not able to forecast inventory requirements, that it
overstated its income by failing to write down the value of
obsolescent inventory and discontinued product lines, and that
the Company was in violation of its EBITDA and Leverage Ratio
Covenants on its senior credit facility.

On May 16, 2005, Exide announced that it expected it would be in
violation of its minimum consolidated EBITDA and leverage ratio
covenants of its $365 million senior credit facility for the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. In reaction to this news,
shares of Exide fell $4.27 per share, or 38.3% on May 16, 2005,
to close at $6.88 per share. On May 17, 2005, the Company held a
conference call discussing its financial condition and discussed
the fact that they were in violation of the aforementioned loan
covenants. Shares dropped an additional $1.55 per share, or
22.5%, to close at $5.33 per share. On July 8, 2005, the SEC
opened an investigation into the Company's statements regarding
the covenants.

For more details, contact the law firm of Goldman Scarlato &
Karon, P.C., Phone: (888) 753-2796, E-mail: penny@gsk-law.com.


GRAVITY CO.: Lasky & Rifkind Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in NY
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The law firm of Lasky & Rifkind, Ltd., initiated a lawsuit in
the United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York, on behalf of persons who purchased the American
Depository Shares ("ADS") pursuant to and or traceable to the
Company's Registration Statement/Prospectus issued in connection
with the initial public offering of Gravity ADS's and for open
market purchasers or otherwise acquired publicly traded
securities of Gravity Co., Ltd. ("Gravity" or the "Company")
(NASDAQ:GRVY) between February 7, 2005 and May 12, 2005,
inclusive, (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit was filed against
Gravity and certain officers and directors ("Defendants").

The complaint alleges that Defendants violated the Securities
Exchange Act. Specifically, the complaint alleges that
Defendants issued a Prospectus and Registration Statement in
connection with the Company's IPO, and issued press releases
after the IPO including numerous positive representations
regarding demand for the Company's products. These statements
were false and misleading because Defendants failed to disclose
or misrepresented that the Company's core product, Ragnarok
Online, at the time of the IPO was being materially affected by
declining customer demand. In fact, contrary to the growth
portrayed in the Prospectus, sales at Ragnarok Online were
declining, the Company's animation business had materially
deteriorated, and the Company's license fees and royalties were
being negatively impacted by adverse market conditions in China.

On May 12, 2005, the Company stunned the investor community when
it announced that its financial results for the first quarter of
2005 were much lower than expected. In reaction to this news,
shares of the Company's ADS's dropped precipitously to an all
time low of $5.60, well below the Company's IPO price of $13.50
per share.

For more details, contact Lasky & Rifkind, Ltd. by Phone:
(800) 495-1868 or by E-mail: investorrelations@laskyrifkind.com.


GRAVITY CO.: Murray Frank Files Securities Fraud Suit in S.D. NY
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The law firm of Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP initiated a class
action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York on behalf of all securities
purchasers of Gravity Co., Ltd. ("Gravity" or "the company")
(Nasdaq:GRVY) between February 7, 2005 and May 12, 2005,
inclusive (the "Class Period").

The Complaint charges Gravity and certain of the Company's
executive officers with violations of federal securities laws by
issuing materially false and misleading financial statements to
the investing public that caused the price of the Company's
stock to be artificially inflated. Gravity develops and
distributes online games and related businesses within Korea and
other countries worldwide. The Company's primary product,
Ragnarok Online, is commercially available in 19 markets.
Historically, revenues from Ragnarok Online have accounted for
the majority of the Company's revenue, with 95% of the Company's
revenue prior to the IPO attributable to that product.

The Complaint alleges defendants failed to disclose and
misrepresented material adverse facts, including that:

     (1) Ragnarok Online was experiencing a material decline in
         customer demand and increased competition in the
         marketplace, which caused Ragnarok Online's revenues to
         steeply decline;

     (2) Gravity's mobile animation business was in such a dire
         state that it was no longer capable of producing a
         viable revenue stream for the Company; and

     (3) the Company's statements about substantial growth
         potential for online gaming were lacking in any
         reasonable basis when made because Gravity's royalties
         and license fees (for online gaming) were negatively
         impacted by unfavorable trends in China which caused a
         decline of Ragnarok Online revenues.

On May 12, 2005, Gravity announced disappointing financial
results for first-quarter 2005 which shocked the market, causing
Gravity's share price to tumble $3.64 per share, more than 39%,
to close at $5.60 per share on May 13, 2005.

For more details, contact Eric J. Belfi or Christopher S. Hinton
of Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP by Phone: (800) 497-8076 or
(212) 682-1818 by Fax: (212) 682-1892 by E-mail:
info@murrayfrank.com or visit their Web site:
http://www.murrayfrank.com/CM/NewCases/NewCases.asp.


POSSIS MEDICAL: Charles J. Piven Lodges Securities Lawsuit in MN
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The Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. initiated a securities
class action on behalf of shareholders who purchased, converted,
exchanged or otherwise acquired the common stock of Possis
Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: POSS) between September 24, 2002 and
August 24, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period").

The case is pending in the United States District Court for the
District of Minnesota against defendant Possis and one or more
of its officers. The action charges that defendants violated
federal securities laws by issuing a series of materially false
and misleading statements to the market throughout the Class
Period, which statements had the effect of artificially
inflating the market price of the Company's securities. No class
has yet been certified in the above action.

For more details, contact the Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven,
P.A., The World Trade Center-Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street,
Suite 2525, Baltimore, MD, 21202, Phone: 410/986-0036, E-mail:
hoffman@pivenlaw.com.


STARTEK INC.: Lerach Coughlin Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in CO
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The law firm of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
LLP ("Lerach Coughlin") initiated a class action on behalf of an
institutional investor in the United States District Court for
the District of Colorado on behalf of purchasers of StarTek,
Inc. ("StarTek") (NYSE:SRT) common stock during the period
between February 26, 2003 and May 5, 2005 (the "Class Period").

The complaint charges StarTek and certain of its officers and
directors with violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. StarTek is a provider of
business process outsourced services, which consist of business
process management and supply chain management services.

The complaint alleges that defendants issued false statements
about strong existing demand for StarTek's outsourced services
from four of the Company's customers that accounted for 90% of
StarTek's revenue, the Company's healthy sales pipeline, and the
completion of a management transition and restructuring plan,
which artificially inflated StarTek's stock price during the
Class Period. Then, on May 6, 2005, StarTek announced that its
first quarter 2005 "earnings per share from continuing
operations decreased...to $0.18 compared to $0.49 for the first
quarter of 2004." The Company also announced that its revenues
declined 14.2% from the same period in 2004. On this news,
StarTek's stock price fell over 18% from a closing price on May
5, 2005 of $15.20 to $12.40 per share on May 6, 2005.

For more details, contact William Lerach or Darren Robbins of
Lerach Coughlin, Phone: 800/449-4900 or 619/231-1058, E-mail:
wsl@lerachlaw.com, Web site:
http://www.lerachlaw.com/cases/startek/.


STARTEK INC.: Schatz & Nobel Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in CO
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The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C. initiated a lawsuit seeking
class action status in the United States District Court for the
District of Colorado on behalf of all persons who purchased the
common stock of StarTek, Inc (NYSE: SRT) ("StarTek" or the
"Company") between February 26, 2003 and May 5, 2005, inclusive
(the "Class Period").

The Complaint alleges that StarTek, a provider of business
process outsourced services, and certain of its officers and
directors, violated federal securities laws. Specifically,
defendants issued false statements concerning strong existing
demand for StarTek's outsourced services from four of the
Company's customers that accounted for 90% of StarTek's revenue,
the Company's healthy sales pipeline and the completion of a
management transition and restructuring plan, which artificially
inflated StarTek's stock price during the Class Period.

On May 6, 2005, StarTek announced that its first quarter 2005
"earnings per share from continuing operations decreased...to
$0.18 compared to $0.49 for the first quarter of 2004." StarTek
also announced that its revenues declined 14.2% from the same
period in 2004. On this news, StarTek's stock price fell over
18% from a close of $15.20 on May 5, 2005 to $12.40 on May 6,
2005.

For more details, contact Wayne T. Boulton or Nancy Kulesa of
Schatz & Nobel, P.C., Phone: (800) 797-5499, E-mail:
sn06106@aol.com, Web site: http://www.snlaw.net.


TREX COMPANY: Schatz & Nobel Lodges Securities Fraud Suit in VA
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The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C. initiated a lawsuit seeking
class action status in the United States District Court for the
Western District of Virginia on behalf of all persons who
purchased the publicly traded securities of Trex Company, Inc.
(NYSE: TWP) ("Trex") between October 25, 2004 and June 22, 2005,
inclusive (the "Class Period").

The Complaint alleges that Trex, and certain of its officers and
directors violated federal securities laws by issuing false and
misleading statements. Specifically, defendants misrepresented
the following material adverse facts:

     (1) that the expected re-orders of inventory were not
         materializing, as Trex distributors worked to dispose
         of excess inventory;

     (2) that the expansion of the Company's distribution
         program with The Home Depot materially slowed due to
         delays in rolling out the Company's products;

     (3) that the Company's cost cutting initiatives failed to
         limit the impact of higher raw material costs;

     (4) that there were manufacturing issues with the Artisan
         and Brasilia rail lines; and

     (5) that as a result of the foregoing, defendants' positive
         statements about the Company's growth and progress
         lacked in any reasonable basis when made.

On June 22, 2005, Trex announced that the Company expected a
substantial loss for the quarter and guided its earnings lower
for the year. On this news, shares of Trex fell $10.59 per
share, or 29.66%, on June 23, 2005, to close at $25.11 per
share. During the Class Period, while Trex stock was trading at
artificially inflated prices, insiders sold 680,395 shares for
gross proceeds of $29,833,121.

For more details, contact Wayne T. Boulton or Nancy Kulesa of
Schatz & Nobel, P.C., Phone: (800) 797-5499, E-mail:
sn06106@aol.com, Web site: http://www.snlaw.net.


TREX COMPANY: Schiffrin & Barroway Lodges Securities Suit in VA
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The law firm of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP initiated a class
action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the
Western District of Virginia on behalf of all securities
purchasers of Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TWP) ("Trex" or the
"Company") between October 25, 2004 and June 22, 2005, inclusive
(the "Class Period").

The complaint charges Trex, Robert G. Matheny, and Paul D.
Fletcher with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
More specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Company failed
to disclose and misrepresented the following material adverse
facts, which were known to defendants or recklessly disregarded
by them:

     (1) that the expected re-orders of inventory were not
         materializing, as Trex distributors worked to dispose
         of excess inventory;

     (2) that the expansion of the Company's distribution
         program with The Home Depot materially slowed due to
         delays in rolling out the Company's products;

     (3) that the Company cost cutting initiatives failed to
         limit the impact of higher raw material costs;

     (4) that there were manufacturing issues with the Artisan
         and Brasilia rail lines; and

     (5) that as a consequence of the foregoing, defendants'
         positive statements about the Company's growth and
         progress lacked in any reasonable basis when made.

On June 22, 2005, Trex announced that the Company expected a
substantial loss for the quarter and guided its earnings lower
for the year. The news shocked the market. Shares of Trex fell
$10.59 per share, or 29.66 percent, on June 23, 2005, to close
at $25.11 per share.

For more details, contact Marc A. Topaz, Esq. or Darren J.
Check, Esq. of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP, 280 King of Prussia
Road, Radnor, PA, 19087, Phone: 1-888-299-7706 or
1-610-667-7706, E-mail: info@sbclasslaw.com, Web site:
http://www.sbclasslaw.com.


UNITED AMERICAN: Schatz & Nobel Files Securities Suit in E.D. MI
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The law firm of Schatz & Nobel, P.C. initiated a lawsuit seeking
class action status in the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of all persons who
purchased the common stock of United American Healthcare
Corporation (Nasdaq: UAHC) ("United American" or the "Company")
between May 26, 2000, and April 22, 2004, inclusive (the "Class
Period").

The Complaint alleges that United American and certain of its
officers and directors violated federal securities laws.
Specifically, defendants failed to disclose the Company's
improper business and financial relationship with a legislator
having oversight of United American's Healthplan. The Complaint
further alleges that this relationship was in violation of the
Company's contract with Tennessee and has caused the State of
Tennessee to place United American's Healthplan under
administrative supervision. As a result, investors could not
accurately assess the extent to which United American's ongoing
operations, reported revenue, and income were dependent upon the
improper political payments scheme.

For more details, contact Wayne T. Boulton or Nancy A. Kulesa of
Schatz & Nobel, P.C. by Phone: (800) 797-5499 by E-mail:
sn06106@aol.com or visit their Web site: http://www.snlaw.net.


XYBERNAUT CORPORATION: Murray Frank Lodges Securities Suit in DE
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The law firm of Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP initiated a class
action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the
District of Delaware on behalf of shareholders who purchased or
otherwise acquired the securities of Xybernaut Corporation
(XYBR) ("Xybernaut" or the "Company"; (Pink Sheets:XYBR) between
May 10, 2002 and April 8, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period").

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period defendants
issued materially false and misleading financial statements to
the investing public regarding its financial performance,
financial condition and internal controls in violation of
Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
and Rule 10b 5 promulgated thereunder.

Xybernaut develops, markets and sales mobile/wearable computing
and communication systems. During the Class Period, defendants
made numerous positive statements in press releases and filings
with the SEC concerning the Company's financial performance and
future prospects. On March 31, 2005, after the close of trading,
Xybernaut announced that it was commencing an internal
investigation of the Company's internal controls, the propriety
of certain expenditures of the Chairman and CEO of the Company,
the Company's public disclosure process, the accuracy of certain
public disclosures, management's conduct in response to the
investigation, and the propriety of certain major transactions.
The press release further stated that the Company had received a
subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking
information relating to the sale of Company securities by any
person identified as a selling shareholder in any Company
registration statement or other public filing.

After the close of trading on April 8, 2005, Xybernaut issued a
press release announcing directing investors to refrain from
relying on the Company's financial statements issued for the
years ended December 31, 2002 and 2003 covering the 2002 and
2003 annual periods and interim quarterly reports for the
quarters ended March 31, 2003, June 30, 2003, September 30,
2003, March 31, 2004, June 30, 2004 and September 30, 2004.
Subsequent to these disclosures, both the Company's CEO and
President have been removed, an investigation has been initiated
by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and
the Company's stock has been de-listed by Nasdaq.

On April 19, 2005, Xybernaut announced the completion of its
internal investigation. Among other findings, the committee in
charge of the investigation found that the Company's Chairman
and CEO, Edward G. Newman ("Newman"), improperly used
substantial Company funds for personal expenses, that Newman
violated internal policies by implementing a systematic policy
of nepotism and violated disclosure regulations of the SEC by
failing to disclose the Company's employment of certain
relatives of Newman, and that the Company lacked adequate
internal controls concerning public disclosures and the
execution of major transactions.

The Complaint alleges that the systematic failures resulted in
the Company issuing statements concerning its financial
performance and business outlook that were materially false and
misleading and materially overstated the Company's financial
performance and financial condition.

For more details, contact Eric J. Belfi or Christopher S. Hinton
of Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP by Phone: (800) 497-8076 or
(212) 682-1818 by Fax: (212) 682-1892 by E-mail:
info@murrayfrank.com or visit their Web site:
http://www.murrayfrank.com/CM/NewCases/NewCases.asp.


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