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             Monday, August 6, 2007, Vol. 9, No. 153

                            Headlines


AETNA HEALTH: Faces ERISA Violations Lawsuit in N.J. Court
ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES: Settles Abuse Lawsuits for $660M
ARKANSAS: Rockport Sued Over Alleged Speed Trap Law Violations
BALLY TOTAL: Wins Favorable Ruling in Mass. Consumer Lawsuit
BELO CORP: Tex. Court Dismisses Part of Shareholder Lawsuit

BRITISH AIRWAYS: Fined $270M; To Faces Lawsuits, Reports Say
CALIFORNIA: Judge Wanger Certifies Lawsuit Against Fresno City
CINTAS CORP: Continues to Face ERISA Litigation in California
CINTAS CORP: Still Faces Race, Gender Discrimination Lawsuits
COMMUNITY HEALTH: Continues to Face "Rix" Litigation in Ill.

COMMUNITY HEALTH: Discovery Begins for “Chronister” Litigation
COMMUNITY HEALTH: Court Hears Suit by Uninsured Patients in Ala.
COMMUNITY HEALTH: Reaches Settlement in Pa. Uninsured's Lawsuit
JANUS CAPITAL: High Court Rules Favorably in IPO Antitrust Suit
LAKESIDE FOODS: Recalls Green Beans on Possible Contamination

MCKESSON CORP: Mass. Court Mulls Class Status for AWP Lawsuit
MCKESSON CORP: Mo. Court Gives Final OK to “Dutton” Settlement
NOBU CORP: Waiters Lodge N.Y. Lawsuit Over Unfair Wage Practices
OHIO CASUALTY: Settles Insurance-Related Litigation in Arkansas
PEACHTREE RIDGE: Laid-off Employees Sue to Claim Unpaid Wages

PPG INDUSTRIES: Awaits Approval of $23M Antitrust Suit Deal
PPG INDUSTRIES: Antitrust Suit Deal Fairness Hearing Cancelled
PPG INDUSTRIES: Automotive Refinish Suit Deal Hearing Set Oct.
TD AMERITRADE: N.Y. Suit Claims “Money Market Accounts” Fraud


                   New Securities Fraud Cases
             
AMERICAN HOME: Bernard M. Gross Files N.Y. Securities Fraud Suit
AMERICAN HOME: Kirby McInerney Files N.Y. Securities Lawsuit
AMERICAN HOME: Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Suit in N.Y.
AMERICAN HOME: Seeger Weiss Files Securities Fraud Suit in N.Y.
HEALTH MANAGEMENT: Abbey Spanier Files Securities Fraud Lawsuit


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AETNA HEALTH: Faces ERISA Violations Lawsuit in N.J. Court
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Aetna Health Inc. PA, Corp. is facing a lawsuit filed July 30, 2007 in the
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Named plaintiff Michelle Cooper purports to represent a class of members in
Aetna's health plans who have utilized the services of providers who do not
participate in the company's provider network.

The complaint alleges that, among other things, Aetna's practices in
connection with the payment of claims for services provided to its members by
providers who do not participate in the company's provider network violate
the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Aetna believes this lawsuit is without merit and will defend this action
vigorously.  Reimbursement of non-participating providers is a complex issue,
and Aetna strives to implement policies that are in the best interests of its
members and employers who purchase benefits plans.

The suit is “Cooper v. Aetna Health Inc. PA, Corp. et al, Case No. 2:07-cv-
03541-FSH-PS” filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New
Jersey, under Judge Faith S. Hochberg, with referral to Judge Patty Shwartz.

Representing plaintiffs is:

          Barry M. Epstein
          Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
          90 Woodbridge Center Drive
          Woodbridge, NJ 07095
          Phone: 732 636-8000
          E-mail: bepstein@wilentz.com


ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES: Settles Abuse Lawsuits for $660M
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Michael Hennigan, the lead lawyer representing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
and Ray Boucher, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs announces an agreement
in principle to settle the remaining 508 claims of clergy abuse filed against
the Archdiocese.

The proposed settlement would total approximately $660 million in a
combination of money from the Archdiocese, its insurance carriers and several
religious orders together with guarantees of the outcome of future litigation.

The Archdiocese will pay $250 million of the total cash, and guarantee future
litigation against non-settling defendants.
Ray Boucher stated, “This historic settlement should bring closure and
healing to the hundreds of victims who have been waiting more than five years
for this moment.  

A total of 12 insurers are contributing more than $200 million towards the
settlement of the class action, according to Post Magazine (U.K.).  It is
believed to be the biggest clergy-abuse settlement in history, according to
the report.

The group of 12 insurance companies includes Allianz SE, Chubb and Munich Re,
which will pay $227 million.  The insurers will pay by Dec. 1, Mr. Boucher
said, according to Bloomberg News.

For more information, contact:

          Ray Boucher, Esq.
          Kiesel, Boucher & Larson LLP
          8648 Wilshire Boulevard
          Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2910

          J. Michael Hennigan, Esq.
          Hennigan Bennett & Dorman
          Web site: http://www.hbdlawyers.com
          Phone: (213) 694-1002
          Fax: (213) 694-1234


ARKANSAS: Rockport Sued Over Alleged Speed Trap Law Violations
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A Rockport man is suing city officials for alleged violation of the Arkansas
Speed Trap law, 12-8-401, Meag Hunt of Malvern Daily Record reports.

Curtis Echols filed the suit against Rockport city, Alan LeVar, City Court
Judge of Rockport, and the mayor, Darrell Hughes on July 19.  His attorney,
George D. Ellis, stated Echols is suing as an individual taxpayer and as a
representative of taxpayers who have been fined for traffic offenses.

Mr. Echols claims the city excessively generates more than 30 percent of the
city's revenue through fines and costs from traffic offenses and that more
than half the tickets written for speeding in Rockport are for violations
under 10 miles over the speed limit.  

He calls Judge LeVar’s court a speed trap and claims he and the people he
represents have been regularly harassed by the local police who he said are
writing tickets that the illegally operated courts declare as violations.

Mayor Huges is in charge of the policy supervising budgets of cities which
derive revenue from police and district courts.  

Mr. Echols is asking that the court awards damages to him and his class for
attorney's fees paid in the alleged illegal trials, lost wages due to having
to appear in court, time spent incarcerated and other compensatory damages
associated with these incidents.  He has estimated the total of those damages
at $5,000,000.

Mr. Echols also asks punitive damages against Judge LeVar, Mr. Hughes and
Rockport, and a trial by jury under Judge Chris Williams.


BALLY TOTAL: Wins Favorable Ruling in Mass. Consumer Lawsuit
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The First Circuit Court ruled in favor of Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp.
in a suit claiming its health-club contracts violate Massachusetts consumer
protection laws, CourtHouse News Service reports.

The suit was filed by Gisselle Ruiz, who said the club refused to refund the
balance of her membership fee when she canceled a 36-month contract with
Holiday Universal, a subsidiary of Bally Total.  She claimed the terms of the
contract, including a built-in financing plan, violated the Massachusetts
Health Club Services Contracts Act, which prohibits the required financing of
a health-club contract for more than one month beyond the contract’s
expiration.

The court ruled Bally’s health-club contracts do not violate Massachusetts
consumer protection law because it never forced customers to sign up for the
financing it offered.


BELO CORP: Tex. Court Dismisses Part of Shareholder Lawsuit
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas partially granted
defendants’ motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Belo Corp. by
shareholders.

On Aug. 23, 2004, Aug. 26, 2004 and Oct. 5, 2004, respectively, three related
lawsuits were filed by purported shareholders of the company in the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Texas against the Company, Robert
W. Decherd and Barry Peckham.

The complaint arise out of the circulation overstatement at The Dallas
Morning News announced by the Company in 2004.  It alleges that the
overstatement artificially inflated Belo’s financial results and thereby
injured investors.

The plaintiffs seek to represent a purported class of shareholders who
purchased Belo common stock between May 12, 2003 and August 6, 2004. The
complaints allege violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.
On October 18, 2004, the court ordered the consolidation of all cases arising
out of the same facts and presenting the same claims, and on February 7,
2005, plaintiffs filed an amended, consolidated complaint adding as
defendants:

     * John L. Sander,  
     * Dunia A. Shive,
     * Dennis A. Williamson,
     * James M. Moroney III

On May 18, 2007, the court partially granted defendants’ motions to dismiss
plaintiffs’ second amended complaint to the extent it dismissed plaintiffs’
complaint as to defendants John L. Sander, Dunia A. Shive and Dennis A.
Williamson.

The motions to dismiss were denied as to the other defendants.

No class or classes have been certified and no amount of damages has been
specified. The Company believes the complaints are without merit and intends
to vigorously defend against them.

Belo Corp., a Delaware corporation, began as a Texas newspaper company in
1842 and today is one of the nation’s largest media companies with a
diversified group of market-leading television broadcasting, newspaper
publishing, cable news and interactive media operations.

A Fortune 1000 company with approximately $1.6 billion in revenues for the
year ended December 31, 2006, Belo operates news and information franchises
in some of America’s most dynamic markets and regions.

The Company owns 20 television stations (six in the top 15 U.S. markets) that
reach 14 percent of U.S. television households, and manages one television
station through a local marketing agreement.

In addition, Belo owns two regional and two local cable news channels and
holds ownership interests in two others. Belo’s daily newspapers are The
Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside,
CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo operates more than 30
Web sites, participates in several interactive alliances and offers a broad
range of Internet-based products.


BRITISH AIRWAYS: Fined $270M; To Faces Lawsuits, Reports Say
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The decisions by competition regulators in the U.S. and U.K. to fine British
Airways for colluding to fix surcharges on tickets are expected to spark
class actions against the company, reports say.

The Office of Fair Trading in Europe delivered a GBP121.5 million fine
against British Airways, while the U.S. Department of Justice recommended a
$300 million (GBP148 million) fine against it on Aug. 1.

The company admitted contacting Virgin Atlantic about raising fuel surcharges
on long-haul flights five times between 2004 and 2006.

Virgin escaped fines for informing the OFT about the collusion, but it is not
immune from a possible class action, according to The Lawyer.com.

As many as 20 million passengers could file claims of up to GBP165 per return
flight against the company, lawyers said, according to The Scotsman.  The
U.S. law firm Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll has The Scotsman it planned to
launch proceedings against the airlines.  It has a London office, which will
co-ordinate U.K. clients.


CALIFORNIA: Judge Wanger Certifies Lawsuit Against Fresno City
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U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger granted class-action status to a lawsuit
filed against the city of Fresno over the confiscation and destruction of
homeless people’s personal property when authorities tore down makeshift
settlements in 2006, the Fresno Bee reports.

Details of the order are still to be formalized in writing, but in an oral
ruling, Judge Wanger said the class would cover "all persons in the city of
Fresno who were or are homeless, without residence, after Oct. 17, 2003, and
whose personal belongings have been unlawfully taken in a sweep, raid or
cleanup by any of the defendants."

The suit, "Kincaid, et al. v. city of Fresno, et al.," was filed on behalf
six homeless Fresno residents who claim that their civil rights were
violated.

It seeks a permanent ban on the removal of personal belongings during similar
city actions, a judgment that the practice violates state and federal
constitutional provisions and unspecified monetary damages for destruction of
property.  Plaintiffs want to turn the suit into a class action.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is one of two
organizations that filed the suit on Oct. 17, 2006.  The other is the
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.

Other defendants named in the lawsuit are:

      -- California Department of Transportation,
      -- Fresno Mayor Alan Autry,
      -- Police Chief Jerry Dyer,
      -- Police Capt. Greg Garner,
      -- Caltrans director Will Kempton, and
      -- other city employees.

According to the suit, "for more than a year, defendants have engaged in an
ongoing and continuing policy and practice of raids on those Fresno residents
who are unsheltered, in which they take and destroy the personal property of
these individuals."

The suit claims that the city violated the homeless residents' Fourth
Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure, their 14th
Amendment rights to due process and equal protection under the law, and
similar violations of the state constitution.

Attorneys for the homeless said that property was seized without giving those
residents a chance to reclaim it and the city rarely gave notice that it was
coming.

In October, Judge Wanger issued a temporary order requiring Fresno to keep
personal belongings so homeless residents can reclaim them when homeless
settlements are torn down.

The suit is "Kincaid, et al. v. City of Fresno, et al., Case No.
1:06-cv-01445-OWW-SMS," filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of California under Judge Oliver W. Wanger with referral to Judge
Sandra M. Snyder.

Representing the plaintiff is:

         Paul Alexander, Esq.
         Heller Ehrman, LLP
         275 Middlefield Road
         Menlo Park, CA 94025-3506
         Phone: (650) 324-7000 or 7015
         Fax: (650) 324-0638
         E-mail: paul.alexander@hellerehrman.com  

Representing the defendants are:
  
         James B. Betts, Esq.
         Betts & Wright
         P.O. Box 28550, Fresno, CA 93729
         Phone: (559) 438-8500
         Fax: (559) 438-6959
         E-mail: bettswrightlaw@sbcglobal.net


CINTAS CORP: Continues to Face ERISA Litigation in California
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Cintas Corp. continues to face a purported class action, "Paul Veliz, et al.
v. Cintas Corp.," filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of California.

The suit, filed on March 19, 2003, alleges that the company violated certain
federal and state wage and hour laws applicable to its service sales
representatives, whom the company considers exempt employees.  

It also asserts related Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims.  The
plaintiffs are seeking unspecified monetary damages, injunctive relief or
both.

On Aug. 23, 2005, an amended complaint was filed alleging additional state
law wage and hour claims under the following state laws: Arkansas, Kansas,
Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.  

On Feb. 14, 2006, the court permitted plaintiffs to file a second amended
complaint alleging state law claims in the 15 states listed above only with
respect to the putative class members that may litigate their claims in court.

The company reported no development in the matter in its July 30, 3007 Form
10-K Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal
year ended May 31, 2007.

The suit is "Veliz et al. v. Cintas Corp.et al., (4:03-cv-1180-SBA)," filed
in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under
Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong with referral to Judge Maria-Elena James.  

Representing the plaintiffs are:

         Scott A. Kronland, Esq.
         Altshuler, Berzon et al.
         177 Post Street, Suite 300
         San Francisco, CA 94108
         Phone: 415-421-7151
         Fax: 415-362-8064
         E-mail: skronland@altshulerberzon.com

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         Helen I. Zeldes, Esq.
         Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
         655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
         San Diego, CA 92101
         Phone: 619-231-1058
         Fax: 619-231-7423

Representing the company is:

         Cheryl A. Hipp, Esq.
         Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
         4900 Key Tower, 127 Public Square
         Cleveland, OH 44114
         Phone: 516-479-8365


CINTAS CORP: Still Faces Race, Gender Discrimination Lawsuits
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Cintas Corp. remains a defendant in purported class actions alleging either
both racial and sex discrimination in promoting employees, according to the
company’s July 30, 3007 Form 10-K Filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2007.

                         Ramirez Litigation

The suit “Robert Ramirez, et al. v. Cintas Corp.,” was filed in the U.S.
District Court, Northern District of California on Jan. 20, 2004.  

It is alleging class action claims of race, national origin and gender
discrimination in hiring, promotion and pay.  On April 27, 2005, the EEOC
intervened in “Ramirez.”

                         Serrano Litigation

The suit “Mirna E. Serrano, et al. v. Cintas Corp.,” was filed in the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on May 10, 2004.”

It is alleging class action claims of gender discrimination in hiring into
service sales representative positions (SSR).  On Nov. 15, 2005, the EEOC
intervened in “Serrano.”

On May 11, 2006, some of the Ramirez claims were transferred to the Serrano
case, while the remaining claims were dismissed or compelled to arbitration.

                        Colleen Litigation

The suit, “Colleen Grindle, et al. v. Cintas Corp.,” was filed in the Court
of Common Pleas, Wood County, Ohio on Feb. 20, 2007.  

It is alleging class action claims on behalf of female employees at Cintas’
Perrysburg, Ohio rental location who allegedly were denied hire, promotion or
transfer into SSR positions.

Cintas Corp. -- http://www.cintas.com/-- provides specialized products and  
services to businesses of all types throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The
products and services provided by Cintas include uniforms and apparel; mats,
mops and towels; restroom and hygiene service; first aid and safety; fire
protection; branded promotional products; document shredding and storage;
cleanroom resources, and flame resistant clothing.  Cintas classifies its
business into two operating segments: Rentals and Other Services.


COMMUNITY HEALTH: Continues to Face "Rix" Litigation in Ill.
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Community Health Systems, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries remain
defendants in the purported class action, "Sheri Rix v.
Heartland Regional Medical Center and Health Care Systems,
Inc.," which was filed in the Circuit Court of Williamson County, Illinois.

This class action, served against the company on March 3, 2005, was brought
by the plaintiff on behalf of herself and as the representative of similarly
situated uninsured individuals who were treated at the company's Heartland
Regional Medical Center.

Plaintiff alleges that uninsured patients who do not qualify for Medicaid,
Medicare or charity care are charged unreasonably high rates for services and
materials and that the company uses unconscionable methods to collect bills.  

Plaintiff seeks recovery for breach of contract and the covenant of good
faith and fair dealing, violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and
Deceptive Practices Act, restitution of overpayment, and for unjust
enrichment.  It also seeks compensatory and other damages and equitable
relief.

The Circuit Court Judge recently granted company's motion to dismiss this
case, but allowed the plaintiff to re-plead her case.  The parties are
briefing their positions.

The company reported no development in the matter in its July 31, 2007 Form
10-Q Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarterly period ended June 30, 2007.

Community Health Systems, Inc. -- http://www.chs.net-- through   its  
subsidiaries, owns, leases and operates acute care hospitals that are the
principal providers of primary healthcare services in non-urban communities.


COMMUNITY HEALTH: Discovery Begins for “Chronister” Litigation
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Discovery has commenced in the purported class action, "Chronister, et al. v.
Granite City Illinois Hospital Company, LLC d/b/aGateway Regional Medical
Center," which was filed in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois and
names Community Health Systems, Inc. as a defendant.

The complaint, which was served against the company on April 8,
2005, seeks class-action status on behalf of the uninsured patients treated
at Gateway Regional Medical Center and alleges statutory, common law, and
consumer fraud in the manner in which the hospital bills and collects for the
services rendered to uninsured patients.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory and punitive damages and declaratory and
injunctive relief.

The company’s motion to dismiss has been granted in part and denied in part
and discovery has commenced, according to the company’s July 31, 2007 Form 10-
Q Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterly
period ended June 30, 2007.

Community Health Systems, Inc., -- http://www.chs.net-- through its  
subsidiaries, owns, leases and operates acute care hospitals that are the
principal providers of primary healthcare services in non-urban communities.


COMMUNITY HEALTH: Court Hears Suit by Uninsured Patients in Ala.
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A June 13 hearing has occurred in a purported class action filed against
Community Health Systems, Inc. in the Circuit Court of Barbour County,
Alabama, Eufaula Division.  

The suit was filed by Arleana Lawrence and Lisa Nichols against Eufaula
Community Hospital, Community Health Systems, Inc., South Baldwin Regional
Medical Center and Community Health Systems Professional Services Corp.

The class action, previously, captioned, "Arleana Lawrence and Robert Hollins
v. Lakeview Community Hospital and Community Health Systems, Inc.," was
brought by the plaintiffs on behalf of themselves and as the representatives
of similarly situated uninsured individuals who were treated at the company's
Lakeview Hospital or any of the company's other Alabama hospitals.

Plaintiffs allege that uninsured patients who do not qualify for Medicaid,
Medicare or charity care are charged unreasonably high rates for services and
materials and that the company use unconscionable methods to collect bills.  

They seek restitution of overpayment, compensatory and other allowable
damages and injunctive relief.

In October 2005, the complaint was amended to eliminate one of the named
plaintiffs and to add Community Health's management company subsidiary as a
defendant.  

In November 2005, the complaint was again amended to add another plaintiff,
Lisa Nichols and another defendant, our hospital in Foley, Alabama, South
Baldwin Regional Medical Center.

Discovery has been concluded on the class determination issues and a hearing
was held on June 13, 2007, according to the company’s July 31, 2007 Form 10-Q
Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterly
period ended June 30, 2007.

Community Health Systems, Inc. -- http://www.chs.net-- through   its  
subsidiaries, owns, leases and operates acute care hospitals that are the
principal providers of primary healthcare services in non-urban communities.


COMMUNITY HEALTH: Reaches Settlement in Pa. Uninsured's Lawsuit
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Community Health Systems, Inc. and its management company subsidiary reached
a settlement in a class action filed against them in the Court of Common
Pleas, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

The class action, "James Monroe v. Pottstown Memorial Hospital and Community
Health Systems, Inc.," was brought by the plaintiff on behalf of himself and
as the representative of similarly situated uninsured individuals who were
treated at the company's Pottstown Memorial Hospital or any of its other
Pennsylvania hospitals.  

This case has been settled, according to the company’s July 31, 2007 Form 10-
Q Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterly
period ended June 30, 2007.

Community Health Systems, Inc. -- http://www.chs.net-- through   its  
subsidiaries, owns, leases and operates acute care hospitals that are the
principal providers of primary healthcare services in non-urban communities.


JANUS CAPITAL: High Court Rules Favorably in IPO Antitrust Suit
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The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling by the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit that remanded for further proceedings a
purported class action that names a subsidiary of Janus Capital Group, Inc.

In 2001, a Janus subsidiary was named as a defendant in a class
action, “Pfeiffer v. Credit Suisse First Boston, Case No. 01-CV-2014,” which
was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The suit alleges that certain underwriting firms and institutional investors
violated antitrust laws in connection with initial public offerings.  The
U.S. District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s antitrust claims in November
2003.  

In September 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated
the U.S. District Court’s decision to dismiss the claims and remanded the
case for further proceedings.  

In March 2006, the defendants, including the Janus subsidiary, filed a
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the
U.S. Court of Appeal’s decision.  

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari and
heard arguments on the matter in March 2007.  

In June 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defendants,
including the Janus subsidiary, holding that “the securities law implicitly
precludes the application of the antitrust laws to the conduct alleged in
this case,” according to the company’s July 30, 2007 Form 10-Q Filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June 30,
2007.

Janus Capital Group Inc. -- http://ir.janus.com/-- is a provider of  
investment advisory services.  Janus provides investment advisory services
through its primary subsidiaries, Janus Capital Management LLC (JCM) and
Enhanced Investment Technologies, LLC (INTECH).  The Company derives
substantially all of its revenue and net income from its Investment
Management segment, which provides investment management and administrative
services to mutual funds, separate accounts and institutional clients in both
domestic and international markets.  The Company also owns a printing and
fulfillment business (the Printing and Fulfillment segment).  On Feb. 1,
2006, Janus increased its ownership of INTECH to approximately 82.5% with the
purchase of an additional 5% interest.


LAKESIDE FOODS: Recalls Green Beans on Possible Contamination
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Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is initiating a voluntary recall
of 15,000 cases of 14.5-ounce French Style Green Beans because some cans may
have been under processed and some cans may have leaked.

While no illnesses have been reported these cans have the potential to be
contaminated with harmful organisms including Clostridium botulinum. No
botulinum toxin has been found in any cans tested to date, however the
company continues to test out of an abundance of caution.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following
symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble with
speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles,
abdominal distention and constipation may also be common symptoms.

People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.  
Consumers also are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or
smell spoiled.

Lakeside is asking consumers who have cans of the French Style Green Beans
with the following in the top line of the can code to return them unopened to
the place of purchase. EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257,
ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227 and ECB5307.

The product was distributed in the following 20 states:

          -- Alabama
          -- Arizona
          -- Florida
          -- Georgia
          -- Illinois
          -- Indiana
          -- Kansas
          -- Michigan
          -- Missouri
          -- Mississippi
          -- North Carolina
          -- New York
          -- Ohio
          -- Oklahoma
          -- Tennessee
          -- Texas
          -- Virginia
          -- Wisconsin and
          -- Canada

The product was sold with the following labels: Albertson's, Happy Harvest,
Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, Heb, Laura
Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Schnucks, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Cub
Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, Iga, Best Choice And Thrifty Maid.

Lakeside Foods voluntarily recalled the products after learning of a
potential problem during routine internal monitoring. Lakeside said it is
working closely with the Food & Drug Administration and has identified and
corrected the condition that resulted in its decision to voluntarily recall
the cans in question. No other Lakeside products are affected by this recall.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-466-3834 Ext 4090.
Code and label information will also be posted on their web site:
http://www.lakesidefoods.com.


MCKESSON CORP: Mass. Court Mulls Class Status for AWP Lawsuit
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The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has yet to rule on
a motion seeking to certify a class in the lawsuit, “New England Carpenters
Health Benefits Fund et al. v. First DataBank, Inc. and McKesson Corp.”

The suit alleges that starting in late 2001 and early 2002 and continuing to
the present day, defendants have effectuated increases in the "Average
Wholesale Price" (AWP) of certain branded drugs, which alleged conduct
resulted in higher drug reimbursement payments by plaintiffs and others
similarly situated.

The complaint purports to state claims based on the federal Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, violations of the California
Business and Professions Code and California Consumers Legal Remedies Act,
and for negligent misrepresentation.

Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief, as well as compensatory and punitive
damages, attorneys’ fees and costs.

On Oct. 4, 2006, the plaintiffs and co-defendant First DataBank announced a
proposed settlement, as to First DataBank only, which calls for downward
adjustments to certain First DataBank published AWPs, a prohibition against
all future changes to such AWPs and a prescribed timetable for the cessation
of all publication of AWPs by First DataBank.

In November 2006, the Court granted preliminary approval of the settlement,
although with certain restrictions as to the type of class that could be
utilized to effect the settlement.

The court has not yet approved a form of class notice, set a schedule for
objections to the settlement or set a date for hearing on final approval.

The court heard argument on plaintiffs’ petition for class certification, but
the court has not yet ruled on that petition, according to the company’s July
30, 2007 Form 10-Q Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.

The suit is "New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund, et al. v. First
Databank, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:05-cv-11148-PBS," filed in the U.S.
District Court for the District of Massachusetts under Judge Patti B. Saris.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

         George E. Barrett, Esq.
         Barret Johnston & Parsley
         217 Second Avenue N.
         Nashville, TN 37201-1601
         Phone: 615-244-2202
         E-mail: gbarrett@barrettjohnston.com

         Jennifer Fountain Connolly, Esq.
         The Wexler Firm, LLC,
         2000 One LaSalle Street
         Chicago, IL 60602
         Phone: 312-346-2222
         Fax: 312-346-0022
         E-mail: jfc@wtwlaw.us

         Barbara Mahoney, Esq.
         Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP
         1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900
         Seattle, WA 98101
         Phone: 206-623-7292
         Fax: 206-623-0594
         E-mail: barbaram@hbsslaw.com

              - and -

         Spector, Roseman & Kodroff, P.C.
         1818 Market Street, Suite 2500
         Philadelphia, PA 19103
         Phone: 215-496-0300
         Fax: 215-496-6611
         E-mail: classaction@srk-law.com
         Web site: http://www.srk-law.com

    
MCKESSON CORP: Mo. Court Gives Final OK to “Dutton” Settlement
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri gave final
approval to a proposed settlement in the purported class action, “Gary Dutton
v. D&K Healthcare Resources, Inc. et al., Case No. 4-04-CV-00147-SNL,” which
was filed against a subsidiary of McKesson Corp.

On Feb. 5, 2004, a class-action complaint was filed in the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against McKesson Corp.’s after-
acquired subsidiary, D&K Health Care Resources, Inc. and D&K’s former Chief
Executive, Operating and Financial Officers, alleging breach of fiduciary
duties and violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5.

The Commercial Workers Union, Local 655, AFL-CIO, Food Employees Joint
Pension Plan (Lead Plaintiff) in that action sought to represent a class
consisting of purchasers of D&K’s publicly traded common stock during the
period from Aug. 10, 2000 to Sept. 16, 2002 and sought compensatory damages,
costs, fees and expenses of suit.

The action generally alleges that D&K failed to timely disclose that its
sales of branded drugs during most of the class period were heavily dependent
on its ability to purchase drugs from vendor Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. at
discounted prices and in volume, and that defendants knew, but did not
disclose, that the effect of losing its attractive purchase terms from
Bristol-Myers would be a material reduction in sales volume and profit.

On Feb. 23, 2007, the McKesson Corp. entered into a settlement agreement,
which resolves all claims by the D&K shareholders against all defendants.

McKesson Corp. is obligated under the terms of the agreement to pay $19
million, but anticipate recouping $5 million of that amount from D&K’s
insurer.

The settlement has received the preliminary approval of the trial court.

On June 5, 2007, the trial court granted final approval of the previously
described settlement, according to the company’s July 30, 2007 Form 10-Q
Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended
June 30, 2007.

The suit is “Dutton v. D&K Healthcare Resources, Inc., et al., Case No. 4:04-
cv-00147-SNL,” filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
the Eastern District of Missouri under Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

         William S. Lerach, Esq.
         Lerach & Coughlin, LLP
         655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
         San Diego, CA 92101
         Phone: 619-231-1058
         Fax: 619-231-7423
         E-mail: billl@lcsr.com

              - and -

         Guri Ademi, Esq.
         Ademi and O'reilly, LLP
         3620 E. Layton Avenue
         Cudahy, WI 53110
         Phone: 414-482-8000
         Fax: 414-482-8001

Representing the defendants are:

         Jessica R. Buturla, Esq.
         Evan R. Chesler, Esq.
         Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP
         825 Eighth Avenue, Worldwide Plaza
         New York, NY 10019
         Phone: 212-474-1000
         Fax: 212-474-3700
         E-mail: jbuturla@cravath.com
                 echesler@cravath.com

              - and –

         Glenn E. Davis, Esq.
         Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
         One Metropolitan Square, Suite 2600
         St. Louis, MO 63102-2740
         Phone: 314-621-5070
         Fax: 314-612-2241
         E-mail: gdavis@armstrongteasdale.com


NOBU CORP: Waiters Lodge N.Y. Lawsuit Over Unfair Wage Practices
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Waiters at Nobu Corp.'s downtown Manhattan businesses -- Nobu and Nobu Next
Door, and its midtown location, Nobu 57 -- filed a lawsuit in the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of Texas claiming unfair wage
practices at the restaurant, the AP WorldStream reports.

The complaint claims the upscale Nobu restaurants -- partially owned by actor
Robert De Niro -- cheated more than 100 workers by taking part of their
tips.  Named plaintiffs Alisa Agofonova and Aaron Pou allege they were forced
to share tips with restaurant management.

The lawsuit also alleges the restaurants failed to pay employees overtime.

The waiters asked that their lawsuit be designated as a class action so
current and past employees could benefit from litigating common issues
without putting their jobs or reputations at risk, the report said.

Nobu lawyer Carolyn D. Richmond said the restaurants will vigorously defend
the litigation.

"We firmly believe that the restaurant has been in full compliance with all
state and federal wage and hour laws and that our position will be vindicated
in the court system," she said.

The suit is “Agofonova et al. v. Nobu Corp. et al., Case No. 1:07-cv-06926-
DAB,” filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York,
under Judge Deborah A. Batts.

Representing plaintiffs are:

          Jeffrey E. Goldman
          Jeffrey E. Goldman, Esq
          501 Fifth Ave. Suite 1900
          New York, NY 10017
          Phone: (212)-983-8999
          Fax: (212)-691-2253
          E-mail: jeff.goldman@verizon.net

          Charles Edward Joseph
          Joseph and Herzfeld
          757 3rd Avenue
          NY, NY 10017
          Phone: 212-688-5640
          Fax: 212-688-2548
          E-mail: maimon@jhllp.com

          - and -

          Cletus P. Lyman
          Lyman & Ash
          1612 Latimer Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Phone: (215)-732-7040
          Fax: (215)-732-2496
          E-mail: cletus@lymanash.com


OHIO CASUALTY: Settles Insurance-Related Litigation in Arkansas
---------------------------------------------------------------
Ohio Casualty Corp. reached a settlement in the class-action complaint filed
by Dusty Easley, et al. in the Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas in
March 2007 against:

     -- The Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.,
     -- American Fire and Casualty Co.,
     -- Avomark Insurance Co.,
     -- Ohio Casualty Corp.,
     -- Ohio Security Insurance Co., and
     -- West American Insurance Co.”

The Easley proceeding alleged that the defendants, involving approximately
400 different entities, improperly reduced uninsured/underinsured motorist
coverage payments to persons insured under private passenger automobile
insurance policies by consulting a computer software program in determining
the amount of damages payable to the insured for bodily injury claims.

Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Easley proceeding have filed a Stipulation
of Settlement and Motion for Preliminary Approval seeking approval of a
settlement of the case, according to the company’s July 30, 3007 Form 10-Q
Filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarterly
period ended June 30, 2007.

Ohio Casualty Corp. -- http://www.ocas.com-- operates as the holding company  
of The Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.  The Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. is one of
the of six property-casualty insurance companies that form the Ohio Casualty
Group (the Group), whose primary products consist of insurance for personal
auto, homeowners, commercial property, commercial auto, workers’ compensation
and other miscellaneous lines.  

In addition to The Ohio Casualty Insurance Co., the Group consists of West
American Insurance Company (West American), Ohio Security Insurance Co. (Ohio
Security), American Fire and Casualty Co. (American Fire), Avomark Insurance
Co. (Avomark) and Ohio Casualty of New Jersey, Inc. (OCNJ).  The Group
operates in three business segments: Commercial Lines, Specialty Lines and
Personal Lines.


PEACHTREE RIDGE: Laid-off Employees Sue to Claim Unpaid Wages
-------------------------------------------------------------
Peachtree Ridge Mining Company Inc. and its sole officer Donn A. Chickering
are facing a class action filed on behalf of the miners who were laid off on
July 6 from the company’s underground coal mine near Bolt, Michelle James of
Beckley Register-Herald reports.

The mine was closed at the order of state mining officials, resulting to the
loss of jobs of approximately 100 people.  These employees have yet to
receive their last two paychecks.

Because of the pay schedule, Peachtree employees are due two paychecks,
according to plaintiffs’ attorney Greg Hewitt.  He said the complaint seeks
compensation for accrued but unused vacation or holiday time.


PPG INDUSTRIES: Awaits Approval of $23M Antitrust Suit Deal
-----------------------------------------------------------
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has yet to
approve a $23 million settlement reached by PPG
Industries, Inc. in a suit alleging it violated antitrust rules in its
operation in the U.S. automotive refinish industry, according to the
company’s July 30, 2007 Form 10-Q Filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.

Approximately 60 cases alleging antitrust violations in the automotive
refinish industry have been filed in various state and federal jurisdictions.

The approximately 55 federal cases have been consolidated as a class action
in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Certain of the defendants in the federal automotive refinish case have
settled.  The automotive refinish cases in state courts have either been
stayed pending resolution of the federal proceedings or have been dismissed.

Neither PPG's investigation conducted through its counsel of the allegations
in these cases nor the discovery conducted in the case has identified a basis
for the plaintiffs' allegations that
PPG participated in a price-fixing conspiracy in the U.S. automotive refinish
industry.

PPG's management continues to believe that there was no wrongdoing on the
part of the company and that it has meritorious defenses in the federal
automotive refinish case.

Nonetheless, it remained uncertain whether the federal court ultimately would
dismiss PPG, or whether the case would go to trial.

On Sept. 14, 2006, PPG agreed to settle the federal class action for $23
million to avoid the ongoing expense of this protracted case, as well as the
risks and uncertainties associated with complex litigation involving jury
trials.  

PPG recorded a charge for $23 million in the third quarter of 2006.  Although
a formal settlement agreement has been executed and the $23 million was paid
into escrow on Jan. 3, 2007, necessary court proceedings will follow before
the settlement is final and non-appealable.

The suit is "In re Automotive Refinishing Paint Antitrust  
Litigation, MDL-1426," filed in the U.S. District Court for the  
Eastern District of Pennsylvania under Judge Richard Barclay  
Surrick.


PPG INDUSTRIES: Antitrust Suit Deal Fairness Hearing Cancelled
--------------------------------------------------------------
A hearing on the final approval of the settlement of antitrust claims filed
against PPG Industries, Inc. by indirect purchasers of flat glass in
California has been cancelled.

On Nov. 8, 2006, PPG entered into a class-wide settlement agreement to
resolve all antitrust claims of indirect purchasers of flat glass in
California.  

PPG agreed to make a payment of $2.5 million, inclusive of attorneys’ fees
and costs.

On Jan. 30, 2007, the Court granted preliminary approval of the settlement.  
The Court has also approved the form of notice to the settlement class.

Initially scheduled for July 10, 2007, the hearing was cancelled and has not
been rescheduled, according to the company’s July 30, 2007 Form 10-Q Filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June
30, 2007.

PPG Industries, Inc. -- http://www.ppg.com/-- operates in five segments:  
Industrial Coatings, Performance and Applied Coatings, Optical and Specialty
Materials, Commodity Chemicals and Glass.


PPG INDUSTRIES: Automotive Refinish Suit Deal Hearing Set Oct.
---------------------------------------------------------------
An Oct. 4, 2007 hearing is set for a proposed settlement of a California
antitrust suit that names PPG Industries, Inc. as a defendant.

There are class actions in five states alleging that the company violated
antitrust rules in its operation in the U.S. automotive refinish industry.

Theses suit were filed pursuant to state statutes on behalf of indirect
purchasers of automotive refinish products.  The plaintiffs in these cases
have not yet specified an amount of alleged damages.

The cases are in state courts in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Tennessee
and Vermont.  A similar suit brought in a federal court in New York City was
dismissed on May 8, 2007.

PPG believes that there was no wrongdoing on its part, and believes it has
meritorious defenses to the independent state court cases.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, PPG agreed to settle the California state
court cases and it is considering potential settlement of the remaining state
court cases.

Necessary court proceedings will follow before the settlement of the
California state court cases becomes final and non-appealable.  The hearing
date for court approval is scheduled for Oct. 4, 2007, according to the
company’s July 30, 2007 Form 10-Q Filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.

PPG Industries, Inc. -- http://www.ppg.com/-- operates in five segments:  
Industrial Coatings, Performance and Applied Coatings, Optical and Specialty
Materials, Commodity Chemicals and Glass.


TD AMERITRADE: N.Y. Suit Claims “Money Market Accounts” Fraud
--------------------------------------------------------------
TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. is facing a class-action complaint filed Aug. 1
in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accusing it
of defrauding investors of millions of dollars, the CourtHouse News Service
reports.

The complaint alleges the company deceptively sweeps their so-called “money
market accounts” into Ameritrade savings accounts, yielding interest of 0% to
0.1% instead of the promised 4% to 5%.

Named plaintiff Joseph Welch claims Ameritrade did it to “profit from lending
and investing TD Ameritrade’s clients’ cash for their own profit at
commercial lending rates ranging from 8% to in excess of 10%.”

He claims the “sham ‘money market’ and ‘TD Ameritrade Cash’ accounts” were
part of a “deceptive cash sweep scheme” that accounted for more 21% of
Ameritrade’s net income in 2006, gleaning “$185 million in fees from a
partner (TD Bank), who reinvested their clients’ cash at higher rates.”

Plaintiffs demand an accounting, restitution, disgorgement and punitive
damages.

The suit is “Welch v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. et al., Case No. 1:07-cv-
06904-JGK,” filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New
York under Judge John G. Koeltl.

Representing plaintiffs are:


          Kurt Michael Hunciker
          Daniel Brett Rehns
          Frank Rocco Schirripa
          Samuel P. Sporn
          Schoengold Sporn Laitman & Lometti, P.C.
          19 Fulton Street, Suite 406
          New York, NY 10038
          Phone: (212) 964-0046
          Fax: (212) 692-1020 or (212) 267-8137
          E-mail: kurt.hunciker@spornlaw.com or
                  daniel@spornlaw.com or frank@spornlaw.com


                  New Securities Fraud Cases


AMERICAN HOME: Bernard M. Gross Files N.Y. Securities Fraud Suit
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The Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C. announces that a class action has been
commenced in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on
behalf of purchasers of the securities of American Home Mortgage Investment
Corp. between July 26, 2006 and July 27, 2007, inclusive seeking to pursue
remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The complaint charges American Home (AHM) and Michael Strauss, Chief
Executive Officer with violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Exchange
Act and Rule 10b-5, by issuing a series of materially false and misleading
statements to the market during the Class Period that misrepresented and
failed to disclose that:

     (i) AHM's credit related expenses were increasing               
         dramatically by reason of its three month "timely
         repayment" warranty granted by AHM to buyers who
         purchased stated income loans with high loan to value
         ratios;

    (ii) AHM was experiencing an increasing level of
         delinquencies on loans which were subject to AHM's
         "timely repayment" warranty which were depressing its
         earnings and threatening its historical level of
         dividends;

   (iii) AHM was experiencing increasing difficulties in selling
         its loans and was required to decrease prices, reducing
         margins and profits;

    (iv) AHM was overstating its financial results by failing to
         adequately reserve for "timely repayment" warranties
         loans and by failing to adequately write-down the value
         of certain of the loans in its portfolio as these loans
         declined substantially in value; and

     (v) AHM's sources of cash were drying up and it was
         required to provide additional cash under its warehouse
         lines of credit as the value of the loans which
         collateralized those borrowings fell dramatically.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all those who purchased the
securities of American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. between July 26, 2006
and July 27, 2007.

Interested parties may move the court no later than September 29, 2007 for
lead plaintiff appointment.

For more information, contact:

          Susan R. Gross, Esq.
          Deborah R. Gross, Esq.
          Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C.
          The Wanamaker Bldg
          100 Penn Sq. East, Suite 450
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Phone: 866-561-3600 (toll free) or 215-561-3600
          E-mail: susang@bernardmgross.com or
                  debbie@bernardmgross.com
          Website: http://www.bernardmgross.com


AMERICAN HOME: Kirby McInerney Files N.Y. Securities Lawsuit
------------------------------------------------------------
Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP filed a class action in the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased
or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of American Home
Mortgage Investment Corp. between April 26, 2006 and July 30, 2007, inclusive.

The lawsuit alleges that American Home Mortgage and certain of its officers
and directors violated Federal Securities laws. According to the complaint,
throughout the Class Period defendants failed to disclose, among other
things, that the Company was operating without adequate reserves for
delinquent loan repurchases or an adequate strategic plan in relation to the
volatility of certain of American Home Mortgage's loan products.

As a result of defendants' failure to fully disclose that the Company was
operating without adequate reserves in relation to the Company's prior sales
of certain of American Home Mortgage's loan products or an adequate strategic
plan for the repurchase of delinquent previously sold loans, defendants
materially misrepresented to investors the true facts concerning American
Home Mortgage's financial performance and prospects.

Then, on June 28, 2007, American Home Mortgage issued a press release
announcing that it will take "substantial charges for credit-related expenses
in the second quarter." The Company reported that the increase in losses was
related to its practice of extending a three month timely payment warranty
that the Company granted to loan buyers who purchased stated income loans. In
response to this announcement, the price of American Home Mortgage stock
declined from $20.91 per share to $18.38 per share on extremely heavy trading
volume.

Then, on July 27, 2007, after the close of the market, American Home Mortgage
issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors had determined
to delay paying its dividend. In response to this announcement, on July 30,
2007, the NYSE halted trading in American Home Mortgage stock before the
market opened.

Interested parties may move the court no later than October 1, 2007 for lead
plaintiff appointment.

For more information, contact:

          Francisco Loya
          Sarah G. Lopez
          Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP
          830 Third Avenue, 10th Floor
          New York, NY 10022
          Phone: 888-529-4787
          E-mail: floya@kmslaw.com


AMERICAN HOME: Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Suit in N.Y.
------------------------------------------------------------
The Rosen Law Firm filed a securities class action in the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of American
Home Mortgage Investment Corp., Inc. common stock during the period between
July 26, 2006 and July 27, 2007.

The lawsuit charges AHM and certain of its officers with violations of
Section 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In
particular, the complaint asserts that, during the Class Period, defendants
materially misrepresented and failed to disclose that the Company was
experiencing increasing loan delinquencies and increasing difficulties in
selling its loans.  Thus, the Complaint alleges that the Company had
overstated its statements of earnings and margins.

When the market learned of this adverse information through the Company's
June 28, 2007 and July 27, 2007 announcements AHM's stock price dropped more
than 85%.

Interested parties may move the court no later than October 1, 2007 for lead
plaintiff appointment.

For more information, contact:

          Laurence Rosen, Esq.
          Phillip Kim, Esq.
          The Rosen Law Firm P.A.
          Phone: (212) 686-1060
          Weekends Tel: (917) 797-4425
          Toll Free: 1-866-767-3653
          Fax: (212) 202-3827
          Website: http://www.rosenlegal.com


AMERICAN HOME: Seeger Weiss Files Securities Fraud Suit in N.Y.
---------------------------------------------------------------
The law firm of Seeger Weiss LLP filed a class action in the U.S. District
Court for Eastern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of American
Home Mortgage Investment Corporation common stock in the open market between
July 26, 2006 and July 27, 2007, inclusive.

The complaint seeks remedies for the class under the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").

The complaint charges that defendants AHM, Michael Strauss and Stephen A.
Hozie, violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5,
by issuing a series of material misrepresentations to the market during the
Class Period.

According to the complaint, during the Class Period, defendants disseminated
or approved the materially false and misleading statements which they knew or
deliberately disregarded were misleading in that they contained
misrepresentations and failed to disclose material facts necessary in order
to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they
were made, not misleading.

On June 28, 2007, American Home Mortgage issued a press release announcing
that it will take "substantial charges for credit-related expenses in the
second quarter." The Company reported that the increase in losses was related
to its practice of extending a three month timely payment warranty that the
Company granted to loan buyers who purchased stated income loans.

In response to this announcement, the price of American Home Mortgage stock
declined from $20.91 per share to $18.38 per share on extremely heavy trading
volume.

Then, on July 27, 2007, after the close of the market, American Home Mortgage
issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors had determined
to delay paying its dividend. In response to this announcement, on July 30,
2007, the NYSE halted trading in American Home Mortgage stock before the
market opened.

After the stock reopened for trading, it traded down even further, closing at
less than $1.50 per share on July 31 and August 1, 2007.

AHM is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which engages in the investment
and origination of residential mortgage loans in the United States. The
Company primarily originates and sells securitized adjustable-rate mortgage
loans, as well as engages in the sale of mortgage loans to institutional
investors and servicing mortgage loans owned by others.

For more information, contact:

          Christopher A. Seeger, Esq.
          Eric T. Chaffin, Esq.
          Seeger Weiss LLP
          One William Street
          New York, New York 10004
          E-Mail: cseeger@seegerweiss.com or
                  echaffin@seegerweiss.com
          Phone: (212) 584-0700 or Toll Free: (877) 541-
3273                     
          Website: http://www.seegerweiss.com


HEALTH MANAGEMENT: Abbey Spanier Files Securities Fraud Lawsuit
---------------------------------------------------------------
Abbey Spanier Rodd & Abrams, LLP commenced a class action in the U.S.
District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of a class of all
persons who purchased or acquired securities of Health Management Associates,
Inc. between January 17, 2007 and July 30, 2007 inclusive.

The Complaint alleges that defendants violated the federal securities laws,
by issuing a series of material misrepresentations during the Class Period
thereby artificially inflating the price of Health Management securities.

The Complaint alleges, among other things, that defendants engaged in a
scheme to manipulate Health Management's policies in order to create the
impression that the Company had its "bad debt expenses" under control in
order to borrow additional money, and to get the Board to approve of their
recapitalization plan. On January 17, 2007, Health Management announced a
major recapitalization which was completed in March 2007 and which required
the company to borrow $3.25 billion of new debt to refinance existing debt
and pay shareholders a special one-time cash dividend of $10.00.

The Individual Defendants benefited substantially from this one time
dividend, given that they were major shareholders and each defendant received
large sums of money.

As revealed on July 31, 2007, Health Management, throughout the Class Period,
was experiencing a deterioration in the collectibility of its accounts
receivable from uninsured patients. Health Management announced that for its
second quarter of 2007 it took a $39.0 million charge, and recorded it as an
additional reserve to reflect a decline in collectibility of accounts
receivable from uninsured patients.

Moreover, the Company updated its fiscal 2007 diluted EPS from continuing
operations objective range to be between $0.45 and $0.50 to reflect increased
uninsured volumes, a deterioration in the collectibility of accounts
receivable related to those uninsured volumes, and lower than anticipated
overall paying volumes.

On this unexpected news the price of Health Management stock dropped almost
25% to close at $8.06 on July 31, 2007.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all those who purchased or
otherwise acquired Health Management securities during the Class Period,
which is from January 17, 2007 and July 30, 2007.

For more information, contact:

          Nancy Kaboolian, Esq.
          Susan Lee
          Abbey Spanier Rodd & Abrams, LLP
          212 East 39th Street
          New York, New York 10016
          Phone: (212) 889-3700 or (800) 889-3701 (Toll Free)
          E-mail: slee@abbeyspanier.com or
                  nkaboolian@abbeyspanier.com


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

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