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             Monday, March 23, 2009, Vol. 11, No. 57

                           Headlines

ALASKA: Governor Sued In Connection to Juneteenth Proclamation
AMERICAN ELECTRIC: Continues to Defend Claims in ERISA Lawsuit
CHEMED CORP: Unit Continues to Contest "Santos" Claims in Calif.
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL: Still Faces State Suits for Reimbursements
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE: Suits Over ERISA Violations Pending in N.Y.

FNC INC: Miss. Court Postpones Trial Date for Appraisers' Suit
FREMANTLE MEDIA: Faces Ex-Workers' Wage, Hour Suit in California
INTUIT INC: Pa. Judge Nixes Suit Over Fees Charged to Taxpayers
KNAUF GIPS: Gilman and Pastor Files Fla. Lawsuit Over Drywalls
LOUISIANA CITIZENS: Orleans Parish Judge Approves $35M Agreement

MAINE: Magistrate Judge Issues Recommendation in Prisoners' Suit
PLANET TOYS: Faces N.Y. Litigation Over "CSI" Fingerprint Kits
REDFLEX INC: Ohio Suit Over Red-Light, Speed Cameras Withdrawn
ROYAL BANK: Mn Services Files U.S. Suit Over Preference Shares
SOUTH KENDALL: Faces Suit in Florida Over Defective Drywall

ST. JUDE: Certification Ruling in Minn. Silzone Lawsuit Pending
ST. JUDE: Expects Ruling on Judgment Bid in Securities Suit Soon
ST. JUDE: Four Silzone-Related Lawsuits Remain Pending in Canada
WORLDSPACE INC: Seeks Stay For Securities Fraud Litigation


                   New Securities Fraud Cases

CENTURY ALUMINUM: Coughlin Stoia Announces Stock Lawsuit Filing
UBS AG: Howard G. Smith Announces Securities Fraud Suit Filing


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ALASKA: Governor Sued In Connection to Juneteenth Proclamation
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     Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 19, 2009 -- Jazz musician and
America's Hot Musician judge Gregory Charles Royal, who filed a
federal lawsuit against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin earlier this
month for allegedly violating the law by failing to issue a 2007
Juneteenth Proclamation, will seek class action status in the
case.  This means that the complaint, which would be amended by
counsel and transferred to a U.S. District Court in Alaska,
would put Governor Palin and widely reported allegations of
racial insensitivity, back in the national spotlight.

     In a related development, National Juneteenth Chairman Rev.
Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D has requested a meeting with Governor
Palin to allow her an opportunity to reconcile the conflict
surrounding Juneteenth, stating that in addition to the 2007
failure, Palin "not responding to invitations to participate in
the annual Alaska Juneteenth Celebration has created doubts in
the minds of Alaska Juneteenth leaders about ever receiving any
support for Juneteenth from the governor".  Myers, who is
Founder & Chairman of the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign,
the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and the
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), will
travel to Alaska in May.

     Juneteenth, a holiday observance which celebrates the
freeing of the last remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas on June
19, 1865, has been adopted in 29 states and was signed into law
in Alaska in 2001.  The bill known as HB 100 specifies that the
"governor shall issue a proclamation observing the day."

     The civil rights complaint for injunction and other
"equitable relief" filed in the U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia (case no. 1:09-cv-00428), stems from a
prior complaint with the Alaska Personnel Board for the same
allegations under the Alaska Ethics Act.  According to
documents, the board could not take action under the ACT citing
such allegations were not due to personal or monetary gain.  The
complaint also stems from a press conference held at the
National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 7, 2008 by
Royal who claimed Palin made a racially disparaging comment to
him back in 1990 while touring Alaska with the Duke Ellington
Orchestra.  During that press conference, several
representatives of the Juneteenth celebration, including
chairman Myers, spoke to reporters about their concerns
regarding Governor Palin's race relations in Alaska.

     However, Governor Palin's office has pushed back in an
email response to Royal's lawsuit stating that though the
failure was a clerical oversight, she is "not aware of any
"great distress" in the African-American community of Alaska",
and that, "except for those few of you involved in the
mudslinging campaign last fall," she is not aware this matter
"was ever commented upon by anybody".

     "I know there are many Alaskans who would differ and this
is precisely why class action status is warranted here", says
Royal.  "The utter disrespect in failing to issue the 2007
Proclamation, even retroactively, is a slap in the face to black
people.  But then to essentially say 'oops', my bad, it's no big
deal, I think shocks the conscience of all people, not to
mention undermining the integrity of law."

     Still, some Alaskans hope that chairman Myers will be
successful in his efforts to meet and reconcile with Governor
Palin, including Bishop Dave Thomas, Pastor of Jesus Holy Temple
in Anchorage and the Alaska Representative of NJCLC.  Bishop
Thomas will be hosting Dr. Myers to speak at the Alaska
Juneteenth Conference May 22-24 in Anchorage.  Citizens from the
lower 48 states will also attend.  "Dr. Myers will be bringing a
message of Biblical reconciliation and healing from the legacy
of enslavement that we pray Gov. Palin will be open to hearing
because we need racial healing in Alaska", says Thomas.

     Royal said, "If anyone can fix this and avoid a legal
battle, I believe it is Reverend Myers. But I fear that instead
of taking the few simple steps to make this emancipation day
whole, Palin will opt to spend tens of thousands of dollars to
pursue legal arguments.  I hope I am wrong."


AMERICAN ELECTRIC: Continues to Defend Claims in ERISA Lawsuit
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American Electric Power Co., Inc. continues to defend against
the claims in a suit, which alleged violations of Employee
Retirement Income Security Act, pending in the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

In the fourth quarter of 2002 and the first quarter of 2003,
three putative class action complaints were filed against AEP,
certain executives and AEP's ERISA Plan Administrator alleging
violations of ERISA in the selection of AEP stock as an
investment alternative and in the allocation of assets to AEP
stock.  The suits, which were later consolidated, were filed in
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Aside from American Electric Power, other defendants named are
American Electric Power Service Corp.; E. Linn Draper, Jr.; and
Thomas V. Shockley, III.

In July 2006, the court denied the plaintiff's motion for class
certification and dismissed all claims without prejudice.

In August 2007, the appeals court reversed the trial court's
decision and held that the plaintiff did have standing to pursue
his claim.  The appeals court remanded the case to the trial
court to consider the issue of whether the plaintiff is an
adequate representative for the class of plan participants.

In September 2008, the trial court denied the plaintiff's motion
for class certification and ordered briefing on whether the
plaintiff may maintain an ERISA claim on behalf of the Plan in
the absence of class certification.

In October 2008, counsel for the plaintiff filed a motion to
intervene on behalf of an individual seeking to intervene as a
new plaintiff.  The company opposed this motion and will
continue to defend against these claims, according to the
company's Feb. 27, 2009 Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2008.

The suit is "Bridges v. American Electric Po, et al., Case No.
2:03-cv-00067-ALM-MRA," filed in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Ohio, Judge Algenon L. Marbley, presiding.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

          Edwin J. Mills, Esq.
          Stull, Stull and Brody
          6 East 45th Street
          New York, NY 10017
          Phone: 212-687-7230
          e-mail: ssbny@aol.com

          James Edward Arnold, Esq. (jarnold@cpaslaw.com)
          Clark Perdue Arnold & Scott
          471 East Broad Street, Suite 1400
          Columbus, OH 43215
          Phone: 614-469-1400

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          Joseph J. Braun, Esq. (jjbraun@strausstroy.com)
          Strauss & Troy - 1
          The Federal Reserve Bldg.
          150 E Fourth St., 4th Floor
          Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018
          Phone: 513-621-2120

Representing the defendants are:

          Michael J. Chepiga, Esq.
          Charlie L. Divine, Esq.
          Joseph M. McLaughlin, Esq.
          Issa Mikel, Esq.
          George S. Wang, Esq.
          Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
          425 Lexington Avenue
          New York, NY 10017-3954
          Phone: 212-455-2000
          Fax: 212-455-2502
          Web site: http://www.stblaw.com/


CHEMED CORP: Unit Continues to Contest "Santos" Claims in Calif.
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Vitas Healthcare Corp., a subsidiary of Chemed Corp., continues
to contest the allegations in a class action lawsuit filed by
Bernadette Santos, Keith Knoche and Joyce White ("Santos").

The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, Los
Angeles County, in September 2006.

This case alleges failure to pay overtime and failure to provide
meal and rest periods to a purported class of California
admissions nurses, chaplains and sales representatives.

The case seeks payment of penalties, interest and plaintiffs'
attorney fees.

The lawsuit is in its early stage, according to the company's
Feb. 27, 2009 Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2008.

Chemed Corp. -- http://www.chemed.com/-- is organized in two
segments: Vitas Group (Vitas) and the Roto-Rooter Group (Roto-
Rooter).  The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries:
VITAS Healthcare Corporation and Roto-Rooter. VITAS is a
provider of end-of-life hospice care and Roto-Rooter is a
provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services.


CINCINNATI FINANCIAL: Still Faces State Suits for Reimbursements
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Cincinnati Financial Corp. and its subsidiaries continue to face
legal actions including putative state class-action lawsuits
seeking certification of a state or national class.

Such putative class-action suits have alleged, among others,
improper reimbursement of medical providers paid under workers'
compensation insurance policies.

The company did not provide specific details regarding the
pending class action lawsuits in its Feb. 27, 2009 Form 10-K
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2008.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. -- http://www.cinfin.com/-- is
engaged in the business of marketing property casualty
insurance.  During the year ended Dec. 31, 2008, Cincinnati
Financial Corporation owned 100% of four subsidiaries: The
Cincinnati Insurance Company, CSU Producer Resources Inc., CFC
Investment Company and CinFin Capital Management Company.  The
Company operates in four segments: commercial lines property
casualty insurance, personal lines property casualty insurance,
life insurance and investments.  In addition to The Cincinnati
Insurance Company, the Company's standard market property
casualty insurance group includes two subsidiaries: The
Cincinnati Casualty Company and The Cincinnati Indemnity
Company.


COLGATE-PALMOLIVE: Suits Over ERISA Violations Pending in N.Y.
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Colgate-Palmolive Co. continues to face several purported class-
action lawsuits in New York over alleged violations of the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, according to
the company's Feb. 27, 2009 Form 10-K filed with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended
Dec. 31, 2008.

In October 2007, a putative class action suit claiming that
certain aspects of the cash balance portion of the Colgate-
Palmolive Company Employees' Retirement Income Plan do not
comply with ERISA was filed against the Plan and the company in
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Specifically, "Proesel, et al. v. Colgate-Palmolive company
Employees' Retirement Income Plan, et al.," alleges improper
calculation of lump sum distributions, age discrimination and
failure to satisfy minimum accrual requirements, thereby
resulting in the underpayment of benefits to Plan participants.

Two other putative class-action lawsuits filed earlier in 2007,
"Abelman, et al. v. Colgate-Palmolive company Employees'
Retirement Income Plan, et al.," in the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of Ohio, and "Caufield v. Colgate-
Palmolive company Employees' Retirement Income Plan," in the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, both
allege improper calculation of lump sum distributions and, in
the case of "Abelman," claims for failure to satisfy minimum
accrual requirements.  These two cases have been transferred to
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The relief sought in the three actions includes recalculation of
benefits in unspecified amounts, pre- and post-judgment
interest, injunctive relief and attorneys' fees.  None of the
actions has been certified as a class action yet (Class Action
Reporter, Nov. 14, 2008).

Colgate-Palmolive Co. -- http://www.colgate.com/-- is a
consumer products company, whose products are marketed in over
200 countries and territories throughout the world.  Colgate's
Oral Care products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, oral
rinses, dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists
and other oral health professionals.  Product launches include
Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Max White, Colgate Sensitive Multi
Protection, Colgate Total Advanced Clean, Colgate Total
Professional Clean, Colgate Max Fresh BURST and Colgate Herbal
Seabuckthorn toothpastes; Colgate 360, Colgate 360 Sensitive
and Colgate Twister Fresh manual toothbrushes, and Colgate 360
Sonic Power battery toothbrush and Colgate Plax Whitening mouth
rinse.  The company operates in two product segments: Oral,
Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition.


FNC INC: Miss. Court Postpones Trial Date for Appraisers' Suit
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
has postponed the March 29, 2010 trial date that was set for the
purported class-action suit against FNC, Inc., Daily Journal
reports.

On March 18, 2009, the court had set a trial date for March 29,
2010.  However, five hours later, the trial was postponed until
further order of the court, according to the Daily Journal
report.

                         Case Background

The suit was originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the
District of Maryland on May 9, 2007 by a group of professional
appraisers in Maryland, Virginia and Oklahoma (Class Action
Repoter, June 7, 2007).

Captioned, "Harold H. Huggins Realty, Inc. et al v. FNC, Inc.,
Case No. 8:2007cv01203," the suit was specifically filed by
Harold H. Huggins Realty Inc. of Burtonsville, Maryland and P.E.
Turner & Co. Ltd. of Richmond Virginia, and Residential
Appraisal and Consulting Inc. of Tulsa Oklahoma.

The appraisers accuse FNC of systematically taking their
appraisal report information and marketing them to lenders and
developers of electronic substitutes for traditional appraisals.

The information is allegedly converted into electronic formats
before being sent to mortgage-lender customers.

The company is accused of False Advertising under the Lanham
Act, Intentional Misrepresentation (Fraud), Negligent
Misrepresentation; Conversion, Misappropriation, and Breach of
Bailment Breach of Implied Contract.

The plaintiffs claim that FNC defrauded thousands of appraisers
into using its "secure" AppraisalPort system, only to find out
FNC is accessing and marketing it, cutting appraisers out of
potential additional business with no compensation.

"The Plaintiffs bring this action as a class action on behalf of
all appraisers, including both individuals and entities engaged
in performing appraisals, who have used the AppraisalPort web
service of FNC since its inception through at least April 2007,
and who were damaged thereby."

The appraisers are seeking a minimum of $25 million plus
punitive damages.

Patsy R. Brumfield of the Daily Journal previously reported that
the case was moved from the U.S. District Court for the District
of Maryland to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of Mississippi (Class Action Reporter, Jan. 21, 2009).

According to the U.S. District Court records obtained by the
Daily Journal, the case was assigned to Senior Judge Glen
Davidson and Magistrate S. Allan Alexander.  It was transferred
on Jan 13, 2009 and now falls under the caption, "Harold H.
Huggins Realty, Inc. et al v. FNC, Inc., Case No.
3:2009cv00007."

Representing the plaintiffs is:

          Paul G. Gaston, Esq. (pgaston@attglobal.net)
          Law Office of Paul G. Gaston
          1120 19th St. N.W., Suite 750
          Washington D.C. 20036
          Phone: 202-296-5856
          Fax: 202-296-4154

Representing the defendants are:

          Maria Candace Burnette, Esq.
          (cburnette@mcglinchey.com)
          McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
          200 South Lamar Street, Suite 1100
          City Centre South
          Jackson, MS 39201
          Phone: (601) 960-8400
          Fax: 601-960-3520

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          Kirk D. Jensen, Esq. (kjensen@buckleykolar.com)
          Buckley Kolar LLP
          1250 24th St NW Ste 700
          Washington, DC 20037
          Phone: 12023498000
          Fax: 12023498080


FREMANTLE MEDIA: Faces Ex-Workers' Wage, Hour Suit in California
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Fremantle Media, producer of the hit Fox show "American Idol,"
is facing a purported class-action suit from three former
employees who are accusing the company of depriving them of
overtime pay and meal breaks required under state law, Richard
Verrier of The Los Angeles Times reports.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on
March 19, 2009.  The former employees -- a music coordinator for
"American Idol," an associate producer for the reality-based TV
series "Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" and a producer for the
game show "Temptation" -- are contending that the London-based
company and its various subsidiaries exposed them to sweatshop
conditions, according to The Los Angeles Times.

According to the lawsuit, "Employees work ten, twelve and even
twenty-hour days, six or seven days a week, without overtime
compensation and are forced to forgo meal and rest breaks as
required by law."

The workers further alleged that Fremantle engaged in a
"fraudulent scheme" to conceal the hours they worked, forcing
them to falsify their time cards so that they would not be paid
overtime, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The suit, which seeks class-action status on behalf of past and
current Fremantle employees, according to The Los Angeles Times
report.


INTUIT INC: Pa. Judge Nixes Suit Over Fees Charged to Taxpayers
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Judge Thomas N. O'Neill, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed the amended complaint
in the matter, "Byers v. Intuit, Inc. et al., Case No. 2:07-cv-
04753-MK," according to BNA's Daily Tax Report.

WebCPA reports that the judge's decision, issued on March 19,
2009, is the second time the judge has ruled against the
plaintiffs.  Judge O'Neill had dismissed an earlier complaint in
June 2008.

In 2007, the law firms Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner &
Weinstock and Cooley & Handy filed a class action suit against a
group of income tax software companies that are part of a cartel
known as the Free File Alliance LLC.  The suit names as
defendant Intuit Inc., H&R Block Inc., H&R Block Digital Tax
Solutions LLC and Free Fire Alliance LLC (Class Action Reporter,
Nov. 15, 2007).

The suit, brought by Philadelphia resident Stacie Byers, alleges
that cartel members including H&R Block and Intuit unlawfully
charged millions of U.S. taxpayers excessive e-filing fees.
Damages are estimated in the billions of dollars.

"This amounts to a tax on e-filing tax returns.  Hardworking
taxpayers deserve better," said Feldman Shepherd partner Thomas
More Marrone. "This is government outsourcing at its worst."

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania, asserts that the IRS contracted with
the cartel to collect e-filed federal tax returns on its behalf.
As agents of the IRS, federal law required cartel members to set
"fair and uniform" fees for e-filing.  But cartel members set
their fees based solely on profit, the complaint states.

"The private tax software companies have used the 'Free File'
arrangement to push commercial products they sell, and until
recently tried to get taxpayers to buy high-rate 'refund
anticipation loans,' said Alan M. Feldman, Managing Partner of
Feldman Shepherd.

"The name 'Free File Alliance' is clearly misleading," Marrone
said. "E-filing has become an enormous profit center for cartel
members."

The class action seeks a full refund of all fees paid for e-
filing, as well as injunctive relief.  Defendants include all
members of the cartel which charged fees to electronically file
federal tax returns.

Cooley & Handy partner Kevin Handy said, "The U.S. should join
other civilized nations in allowing its citizens to e-file tax
returns for free.  The truth is it costs the government less to
process an e-filed return than a paper one."

The suit is "Byers v. Intuit, Inc. et al., Case No. 2:07-cv-
04753-MK," filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania under Judge Marvin Katz.

Representing the plaintiff are:

          Thomas More Marrone, Esq.
          Feldman Shepherd
          1845 Walnut Street
          25th Floor
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Phone: 215-567-8300
          Fax: 215-567-8333
          e-mail: cherling@feldmanshepherd.com


KNAUF GIPS: Gilman and Pastor Files Fla. Lawsuit Over Drywalls
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     BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Notice is hereby given
that Gilman and Pastor has filed a lawsuit in the United States
District Court for the Middle District of Florida, asserting
class action claims on behalf of homeowners, building owners,
community developments and owner associations across the United
States to recover losses associated with the removal,
replacement and remediation of defective "Chinese Drywall," as
well as damages for personal injury.

     Residents who may be affected include those living in homes
that were built between 2002 and 2007, when imported Chinese
Drywall was used by several of the major building companies.

     The defendants named in this lawsuit include Knauf Gips KG,
the leading manufacturer in drywall located in Germany, Knauf
Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT), a Chinese drywall manufacturer;
Knauf Group, the German parent company of KPT; Banner Supply, a
Miami building supply company; and Rothchilt International Ltd.,
a China-based exporter. Developers that have been identified as
possible users of this drywall include Lennar Homes, W.C.I.,
Tousa, Engel Homes and other national home builders.

     The lawsuit alleges that "fly ash" waste material from
Chinese power plants was used in the manufacture of this Chinese
Drywall.  These waste materials can leak into the air and emit
harmful sulfur compounds, including sulfur dioxide and hydrogen
sulfide.

     The investigation has concluded that this is far more
serious and vastly more extensive than previously determined.
More than 550 million pounds of Chinese drywall was imported to
the U.S. during the housing boom from 2004 to 2006.  There are
approximately 60,000 homes affected by these defective building
materials in multiple states across the USA, with defective
Chinese drywall gaining entry through ports in Alabama,
California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas,
Virginia and Washington, among others.

     There is no easy way to fix the damage caused by the
defective drywall.  In most cases, owners of homes where the
toxic drywall was installed are forced to move out, gut their
homes to remove the toxic materials, and rebuild the interiors
of the homes with new drywall before moving back in.  All
personal property inside the home that may have been
contaminated by the sulfur gases must also be replaced.  The
Sulfur emissions may also cause extensive electrical damage.
Corrosion of air-conditioning units and wiring has been linked
to Chinese drywall.  Residents in homes built with the defective
drywall have also reported suffering from respiratory problems,
nose bleeds, coughing, and irritation of sinuses, eyes and
throats.

     Prompt action is important.  With many builders and
developers filing for bankruptcy protection or closing their
doors, a delay in asserting your claim may limit your recourse
against the builders that installed the defective materials or
their suppliers.

     News agencies and informational web sites could be
especially helpful to consumers by alerting them to this serious
problem.

For more details, contact:

          Kenneth G. Gilman, Esq. (kgilman@gilmanpastor.com)
          Gilman and Pastor LLP
          Phone: (888) 252-0048
          Web site: http://www.gilmanpastor.com


LOUISIANA CITIZENS: Orleans Parish Judge Approves $35M Agreement
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Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Kern Reese ruled on
March 19, 2009 that the $35 million settlement brokered in a
class-action lawsuit against Louisiana Citizens Property
Insurance Corp. should stand, Rebecca Mowbray of The Times-
Picayune reports.

The ruling finalizes a deal to award $1,000 apiece to
policyholders whose 2005 hurricane claims were handled or paid
slowly, according to The Times-Picayune report.

The Times-Picayune reported that the plaintiffs' attorneys --
Madro Bandaries, Gregory DiLeo, Jeffrey Berniard and Ray Orrill
-- also net a tidy sum.  They will be paid $5 million for their
work, or about 38 percent of what the estimated 13,000 class
action members will be paid.

The Associated Press previously reported that the board of
Louisiana Citizens Insurance Corp. approved paying up to $35
million to settle the class-action lawsuit, alleging that the
firm took too long to pay off policyholders' claims after the
2005 hurricanes (Class Action Reporter, Nov. 17, 2008).

The board of Louisiana's last-resort insurance company vote
decision means that the settlement could get its final approval
in a hearing Dec. 15, 2008 from state District Judge Kern Reese
in New Orleans, according to The Associated Press.

The roughly 30,000 claimants could get up to $1,000 each,
depending on how many are approved to join the class-action
lawsuit, The Associated Press reported.


MAINE: Magistrate Judge Issues Recommendation in Prisoners' Suit
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Judge John Rich, III, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the US District
Court for the District of Maine is recommending that a lawsuit
over mail policies at the Maine State Prison go forward as a
class-action, The Associated Press reports.

Judge Rich made his recommendation on March 4, 2009 in a case
brought by an inmate organization called the Long Timers Group
Inc. and some individual inmates.  Their suit challenges the
constitutionality of the prison's mail screening policies,
reports The Associated Press.

In their civil suit, prisoners allege that their mail has been
improperly withheld, confiscated or destroyed by corrections
employees, according to the AP report.


PLANET TOYS: Faces N.Y. Litigation Over "CSI" Fingerprint Kits
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Planet Toys, Inc. faces a purported class-action lawsuit in the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York over
its "CSI" fingerprint kits, Reuters reports.

The suit was filed by Jeffrey Morris against Planet Toys, Inc.
and CBS Broadcasting, Inc. over the alleged presence of asbestos
in the kits.

The nonprofit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization had sued
the company and CBS Corp. last year, claiming they sold toy
crime-scene kits based on the hit CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation" that contained the cancer-causing substance,
according to Reuters.

Planet Toys pulled the kits from the market over the group's
claims and said multiple tests had shown no traces of asbestos,
Reuters reported.

According to court papers, obtained by Reuters, plaintiffs in
the case have a March 30, 2009 deadline to file a motion to
certify the class.

The suit is "Morris v. Planet Toys, Inc et al., Case No. 08-
00592," filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of New York, Judge Harold Baer, presiding.

Representing the plaintiffs are:

          Rachel L. Jensen, Esq.
          Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
          655 West Broadway
          Suite 1900
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Phone: (619) 231-1058
          Fax: (619) 231-7423

          Scott Adam Kamber, Esq. (skamber@kolaw.com)
          Kamberedelson, LLC
          11 Broadway
          22nd Floor
          New York, NY 10004
          Phone: (212) 920-3072
          Fax: (212) 202-6364

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          Gregory M. Sheffer, Esq.
          Brayton Purcell, L.L.P.
          222 Rush Landing Road
          Novato, CA 94948
          Phone: (415) 898-1555
          Fax: (415) 898-1247

Representing the defendants is:

          James Robert Maxwell, Esq.
          Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
          311 California Street
          10th Floor
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Phone: (415) 956-2828
          Fax: (415) 956-6457


REDFLEX INC: Ohio Suit Over Red-Light, Speed Cameras Withdrawn
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Citizens Against Photo Enforcement (CAPE) has decided to
withdraw its purported class-action lawsuit against the City of
Chillicothe, Ohio, and Redflex, Inc. in connection to red-light
and speed cameras, Ashley Phillips of The Chillicothe Gazette
reports.

Rebekah Valentich, speaking on behalf of CAPE, told The
Chillicothe Gazette that the decision to withdraw was made in
order to focus instead on getting an initiative ordinance
banning the cameras onto the November ballot.  In addition, CAPE
said it reserved the option to re-file the lawsuit at a later
date.

The Chillicothe Gazette reported that in November 2008, six
members of CAPE and local attorney Katherine Hine, Esq. filed
the lawsuit against the city, Redflex, Inc., and Mayor Joe
Sulzer, and requested class-action status to suspend the
cameras' traffic enforcement.

The complaint filed in Ross County Common Pleas court alleged
Chillicothe's red-light and speed enforcement system is void and
unenforceable as it conflicts with state statute and federal
constitutions, according to  The Chillicothe Gazette report.

The complaint stated the lights were installed in conflict with
an Ohio Revised Code provision which states, "No local authority
shall place or maintain any traffic control device upon any
highway under the jurisdiction of the department of
transportation except by the permission of the director of
transportation," reports The Chillicothe Gazette.

A temporary restraining order requiring the city suspend
enforcement against the six plaintiffs in the case was issued in
December, but that order expired earlier this year.  A motion to
extend the order was filed Jan. 21, 2009 with a response from
the city's attorneys filed Jan. 23, 2009, The Chillicothe
Gazette reports.


ROYAL BANK: Mn Services Files U.S. Suit Over Preference Shares
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The Royal Bank of Scotland faces a U.S. class-action lawsuit
from Dutch asset manager Mn Services and others demanding
compensation on preference shares that have fallen in value,
Reuters reports.

Kris Douma, Mn Services corporate governance head told Reuters
that the asset manager is looking for compensation on preference
shares and other securities, but declined to give details.

Mn Services, which manages about 56 billion euros (53 billion
pounds) for Dutch pension funds, is one of the main parties
seeking damages, together with British pension funds Merseyside
and North Yorkshire and possibly other parties, Mr. Douma told
Reuters.

Mr. Douma told Reuters that the U.S. law firm Coughlin Stoia
Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP has sued RBS on behalf of Mn
Services and other parties.

On Feb. 27, 2009, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
announced that a class-action lawsuit has been commenced in the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on
behalf of purchasers of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
publicly traded securities during the period between June 26,
2007 and Jan. 19, 2009, (Class Period) including purchasers or
acquirers of the preferred American Depositary Shares (ADSs) of
RBS (Class Action Reporter, March 3, 2009).

The complaint charges RBS, certain of its officers and directors
and the underwriters of certain RBS offerings with violations of
the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the U.S. Securities
Act of 1933.

RBS is a holding company of The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and
National Westminster Bank plc, which are United Kingdom-based
clearing banks.

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants
falsely reassured investors that RBS was well capitalized when,
in fact, the Company was effectively insolvent as a result of
impaired assets, bad loans, and its disastrous partial
acquisition of ABN AMRO.

On May 11, 2008, Times Online reported that the SEC was
investigating RBS over its exposure to American sub-prime
mortgages.  On Oct. 7, 2008, news began to emerge that the
British government was holding talks with major banks, including
RBS, concerning the possibility of government funding, and on
November 28, 2008, RBS announced that the government would take
majority control of the bank, buying a 57.9% stake in the
Company.  In December 2008, it was revealed that RBS had lost
half a billion dollars in the Madoff scandal.

Then, on Jan. 19, 2009, RBS announced that it expected to lose
approximately 28 billion in 2008, in large part due to the
write-off of goodwill associated with ABN as well as charges
associated with bad loans, the biggest loss in British corporate
history.  Thereafter, as the truth regarding the company's
deteriorating financial results began to emerge, the prices of
RBS's publicly traded securities declined significantly.

According to the complaint, defendants' statements during the
Class Period were materially false and misleading for failing to
disclose the following:

       -- the Company's portfolio of debt securities was
          impaired to a much larger extent than the Company had
          disclosed;

       -- the Company had failed to properly record losses for
          impaired assets;

       -- the Company's internal controls were inadequate to
          prevent the Company from improperly reporting its
          debt securities;

       -- the Company's capital base was not adequate enough to
          withstand the significant deterioration in the
          subprime market and, as a result, RBS would be forced
          to raise significant amounts of additional capital;

       -- the Company failed to properly report the goodwill
          associated with the ABN acquisition; and

       -- the Company's internal controls were inadequate to
          prevent the Company from improperly reporting the
          goodwill associated with the ABN acquisition.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers
of RBS publicly traded securities during the Class Period,
including purchasers of ADSs pursuant and/or traceable to the
Registration Statements issued in connection with certain RBS
offerings.

For more details, contact:

          David A. Rosenfeld, Esq. (djr@csgrr.com)
          Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
          Phone: 800-449-4900 or 619-231-1058
          Web site: http://www.csgrr.com/cases/rbs/


SOUTH KENDALL: Faces Suit in Florida Over Defective Drywall
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     MIAMI, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason and Melissa Harrell
recently filed a class action lawsuit in Miami-Dade County
Circuit Court on behalf of themselves and other homeowners who
purchased defective homes.

     The Harrells allege that drywall installed in their new
home, and those of their neighbors, emits destructive and
harmful toxins and renders the homes unsafe and uninhabitable.

     The defective drywall was installed in the Harrell's home
by the builder, South Kendall Construction Corp., and supplied
by Banner Supply Company.

     In January 2008, Jason and Melissa Harrell purchased their
newly constructed home in Palm Isle Estates, a single family
home community in Homestead, Fla.  Shortly after moving in, the
Harrells noticed foul odors in the home, their children began
experiencing significant respiratory problems and Jason began
suffering headaches.  The Harrells also experienced problems
with their air conditioning system, appliances, internal wiring
and other electrical systems rendering them, in some cases,
inoperable.  Black soot appeared on the copper wiring in the
home and in other places.

     The Harrells repeatedly asked their builder to fix the
problems, but it failed to correct them.  The Harrells were
forced to move out of their home and into a rental.  With no
resolution in sight, the Harrells turned to legal counsel.  "The
Harrells thought they were buying their dream home," said Joey
Givner, attorney for the Harrells.  "Instead, they stepped into
a nightmare."  Several of the approximate 100 homeowners in the
Palm Isles Estates have already relocated for similar reasons.

     The lawsuit, brought by the law firms of Higer Lichter &
Givner, The Blumstein Law Firm and Podhurst Orseck, alleges that
the defective drywall emits toxins, including carbon disulfide,
carbonyl sulfide and hydrogen sulfide.  "These toxins pose
serious health threats, including headaches, respiratory
ailments and other health problems.  They also corrode various
metals within the structure of the homes and disrupt with the
operation of electronic equipment," said attorney Mark
Blumstein.  "People buy homes for shelter and protection; not
homes that make them sick."

     According to the lawsuit, South Kendall Construction Corp.
purchased this defective Chinese drywall from suppliers
including Banner, a Miami-based company who supplied the drywall
for the construction of the homes.  It is believed that the
manufacturer of the drywall exported approximately 67.3 million
pounds of Chinese-made drywall into the United States, which is
enough to build up to 7,500 average-size single-family homes.
"There are many others experiencing the same problems as the
Harrells," said attorney David Lichter.  "Unfortunately,
sometimes the only way to get companies to do the right thing is
to sue them.  The Harrells want a safe house, not a sick house."

     A special phone line has been set up for those seeking
information on the issue 305-356-7549.


ST. JUDE: Certification Ruling in Minn. Silzone Lawsuit Pending
---------------------------------------------------------------
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota has yet to
certify a new class in a consolidated lawsuit against St. Jude
Medical Inc. over its Silzone-coated mechanical heart valves,
according to the company's Feb. 27, 2009 Form 10-K filed with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 3, 2009.

                    Consolidated Litigation

In October 2001, eight complaints were consolidated into one
class-action lawsuit by the U.S. District Court for the District
of Minnesota.

The company requested the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth
Circuit to review the District Court's initial class
certification orders and, in October 2005, the Eighth Circuit
issued a decision reversing these class certification rulings
and directed the District Court to undertake further
proceedings.

In October 2006, the District Court granted the plaintiffs'
renewed motion to certify a nationwide consumer protection class
under Minnesota's consumer protection statutes and Private
Attorney General Act.

The company again requested the Eighth Circuit to review the
District Court's class certification orders and, in April 2008,
the Eighth Circuit again issued a decision reversing the October
2006 class certification rulings.  The Eighth Circuit again
returned the case to the District Court for continued
proceedings.

The plaintiffs have recently requested the District Court to
certify a new class.

                       Silzone Background

In July 1997, the company began marketing mechanical heart
valves which incorporated Silzone coating.  The company later
began marketing heart valve repair products incorporating
Silzone coating.

Silzone coating was intended to reduce the risk of endocarditis,
a bacterial infection affecting heart tissue, which is
associated with replacement heart valve surgery.

In January 2000, the company initiated a voluntary field action
for products incorporating Silzone coating after receiving
information from a clinical study that patients with a Silzone-
coated heart valve had a small, but statistically significant,
increased incidence of explant due to paravalvular leak compared
to patients in that clinical study with heart valves that did
not incorporate Silzone coating.

Subsequent to its voluntary field action, the company has been
sued in various jurisdictions by some patients who received a
product with Silzone coating.

Some of these claimants allege bodily injuries as a result of an
explant or other complications, which they attribute to Silzone-
coated products.

Others, who have not had their Silzone-coated heart valve
explanted, seek compensation for past and future costs of
special monitoring they allege they need over and above the
medical monitoring all other replacement heart valve patients
receive.

Some of the lawsuits seeking the cost of monitoring have been
initiated by patients who are asymptomatic and who have no
apparent clinical injury.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. -- http://www.sjm.com/-- develops,
manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for
the global cardiac rhythm management, cardiology and cardiac
surgery and atrial fibrillation therapy areas and implantable
neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain.
The company operates in four business segments: Cardiac Rhythm
Management, Cardiovascular, Atrial Fibrillation and Advanced
Neuromodulation Systems.  The company's principal products in
each operating segment include CRM-tachycardia implantable
cardioverter defibrillator systems and bradycardia pacemaker
systems (pacemakers); CV-vascular closure devices and heart
valve replacement and repair products; AF-electrophysiology
introducers and catheters, advanced cardiac mapping and
navigation systems and ablation systems, and ANS-
neurostimulation devices.


ST. JUDE: Expects Ruling on Judgment Bid in Securities Suit Soon
----------------------------------------------------------------
St. Jude Medical, Inc. expects federal district court in
Minnesota will issue a decision in 2009, on the company's motion
for summary judgment in a consolidated securities class-action
suit.

In April and May 2006, five shareholders, each purporting to act
on behalf of a class of purchasers during the period Jan. 25
through April 4, 2006, separately sued the company and certain
of its officers in federal district court in Minnesota, alleging
that the company made materially false and misleading statements
during the Class Period relating to financial performance,
projected earnings guidance and projected sales of implantable
cardioverter defibrillator systems.

The complaints, all of which seek unspecified damages and other
relief, as well as attorneys' fees, have been consolidated.

The company filed a motion to dismiss that was denied by the
district court in March 2007.

The discovery process concluded in September, and the company
has filed a motion for summary judgment.

The company's directors and officers liability insurance
provides US$75 million of insurance coverage for St. Jude, the
officers and the directors, after a US$15 million self-insured
retention level has been reached.

The company has filed a motion for summary judgment which was
argued before the Court on Jan. 23, 2009, according to the
company's Feb. 27, 2009 Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended Jan. 3, 2009.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. -- http://www.sjm.com/-- develops,
manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for
the global cardiac rhythm management, cardiology and cardiac
surgery and atrial fibrillation therapy areas and implantable
neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain.
The company operates in four business segments: Cardiac Rhythm
Management, Cardiovascular, Atrial Fibrillation and Advanced
Neuromodulation Systems.  The company's principal products in
each operating segment include CRM-tachycardia implantable
cardioverter defibrillator systems and bradycardia pacemaker
systems (pacemakers); CV-vascular closure devices and heart
valve replacement and repair products; AF-electrophysiology
introducers and catheters, advanced cardiac mapping and
navigation systems and ablation systems, and ANS-
neurostimulation devices.


ST. JUDE: Four Silzone-Related Lawsuits Remain Pending in Canada
----------------------------------------------------------------
Four purported class-action lawsuits over St. Jude Medical
Inc.'s Silzone-coated mechanical heart valves remain pending in
Canada, according to the company's Feb. 27, 2009 Form 10-K filed
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal
year ended Jan. 3, 2009.

                      Canadian Litigation

In one such case in Ontario, the court certified that a class-
action suit involving Silzone patients may proceed.  The
company's request for leave to appeal the rulings on
certification was rejected, and the trial of the initial phase
of this matter is scheduled for April 2009.

A second case seeking class-action suit in Ontario has been
stayed pending resolution of the other Ontario action.

A case filed as a class-action suit in British Columbia is in
the early stages of discovery and has not been certified by the
court as a class action.  That case remains pending.

A court in Quebec has certified a class-action suit, and that
matter is proceeding in accordance with the court orders.

In addition, in December 2005, the company was served with a
lawsuit by the Quebec Provincial health insurer to recover the
cost of insured services furnished or to be furnished to class
members in the class-action suit pending in Quebec.

The complaints in these cases request damages ranging from 1.5
million to 2.0 billion Canadian Dollars (the equivalent to
US$1.2 million to US$1.6 billion at Jan. 3, 2009).

                       Silzone Background

In July 1997, the company began marketing mechanical heart
valves which incorporated Silzone coating.  The company later
began marketing heart valve repair products incorporating
Silzone coating.

Silzone coating was intended to reduce the risk of endocarditis,
a bacterial infection affecting heart tissue, which is
associated with replacement heart valve surgery.

In January 2000, the company initiated a voluntary field action
for products incorporating Silzone coating after receiving
information from a clinical study that patients with a Silzone-
coated heart valve had a small, but statistically significant,
increased incidence of explant due to paravalvular leak compared
to patients in that clinical study with heart valves that did
not incorporate Silzone coating.

Subsequent to its voluntary field action, the company has been
sued in various jurisdictions by some patients who received a
product with Silzone coating.

Some of these claimants allege bodily injuries as a result of an
explant or other complications, which they attribute to Silzone-
coated products.

Others, who have not had their Silzone-coated heart valve
explanted, seek compensation for past and future costs of
special monitoring they allege they need over and above the
medical monitoring all other replacement heart valve patients
receive.

Some of the lawsuits seeking the cost of monitoring have been
initiated by patients who are asymptomatic and who have no
apparent clinical injury to date.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. -- http://www.sjm.com/-- develops,
manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for
the global cardiac rhythm management, cardiology and cardiac
surgery and atrial fibrillation therapy areas and implantable
neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain.
The company operates in four business segments: Cardiac Rhythm
Management, Cardiovascular, Atrial Fibrillation and Advanced
Neuromodulation Systems.  The company's principal products in
each operating segment include CRM-tachycardia implantable
cardioverter defibrillator systems and bradycardia pacemaker
systems (pacemakers); CV-vascular closure devices and heart
valve replacement and repair products; AF-electrophysiology
introducers and catheters, advanced cardiac mapping and
navigation systems and ablation systems, and ANS-
neurostimulation devices.


WORLDSPACE INC: Seeks Stay For Securities Fraud Litigation
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WorldSpace, Inc., and several other defendants in a consolidated
securities fraud class-action lawsuit for damages resulting from
"violations of certain federal securities laws, and the
Securities Act 1933" and relating to Worldspace's IPO, and the
IPO Prospectus, are seeking for a stay of the matter, Chris
Forrester of Rapid TV News reports.

On March 16, 2009, defendants asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
for the District of Delaware that the case be "stayed" pending
the completion of the Worldspace sale process.

In response to the filing, the lead plaintiff in the case filed
a motion before the Bankruptcy Court on March 18, 2009, asking
that the court order that no Worldspace documents be destroyed,
abandoned or otherwise rendered unavailable following the
transfer to its new owners.

Several lawsuits were filed in March and April 2007 on behalf of
persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the company's
publicly traded securities.  They were filed against the
company; its president and chief executive officer, Noah A.
Samara; its chief financial officer, Sridhar Ganesan; Cowen &
Co. LLC; and UBS Securities LLC (Class Action Reporter, June 27,
2008).

The complaints allege violations of Sections 11, 12(a)2, and 15
of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.  They claim that certain
customers were incorrectly counted as subscribers after they had
ceased to be paying subscribers.

The complaints have been consolidated and on Aug. 9, 2007, an
amended complaint was filed on behalf of all the plaintiffs.


                   New Securities Fraud Cases

CENTURY ALUMINUM: Coughlin Stoia Announces Stock Lawsuit Filing
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     SAN DIEGO, Mar 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Coughlin Stoia
Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP ("Coughlin Stoia")
http://www.csgrr.com/cases/centuryaluminum/)announced that a
class action has been commenced in the United States District
Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of
purchasers of Century Aluminum Company ("Century
Aluminum")(NASDAQ:CENX) common stock during the period between
April 24, 2008 and March 2, 2009 (the "Class Period").

     The complaint charges Century Aluminum and certain of its
officers and directors with violations of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.

     Century Aluminum, through its subsidiaries, produces
primary aluminum in the United States and internationally.

     The complaint alleges that during the Class Period,
defendants materially misrepresented the Company's financial
performance.  Specifically, defendants failed to report cash
flows associated with the termination of forward financial sales
contracts as a financing activity, as required.

     On March 2, 2009, the Company filed a Form 8-K with the SEC
announcing that on February 27, 2009, the Company determined
that its previously issued financial statements for the nine
months ended September 30, 2008 should no longer be relied upon
as a result of an error in the interim consolidated statement of
cash flows.  As a result of this disclosure, Century Aluminum's
stock price dropped from $2.22 on February 27, 2009 to $1.67 the
next trading day.

     Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all
purchasers of Century Aluminum common stock during the Class
Period (the "Class").

For more details, contact:

         David A. Rosenfeld, Esq. (djr@csgrr.com)
         Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
         Phone: 800-449-4900 or 619-231-1058
         Web site: http://www.csgrr.com/cases/centuryaluminum/


UBS AG: Howard G. Smith Announces Securities Fraud Suit Filing
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     Fri, 20 Mar 2009 02:00:58 GMT -- BENSALEM, Pa. - (Business
Wire) Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a securities
class action lawsuit was filed on January 30, 2009, in the
United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or
otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of UBS AG
("UBS")(NYSE: UBS) between May 4, 2004 and January 26, 2009,
inclusive (the "Class Period").

     The lawsuit was filed against UBS, Marcel Ospel, Marcel
Rohner, Peter Wuffli, Peter Kurer, Raoul Weil, Martin Liechti,
Mark Branson, and Philip Lofts.  The case is "New Orleans
Employees' Retirement System v. UBS AG, No. 1:09-cv-00893
(S.D.N.Y.)."

     The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of
Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
by virtue of the Company's failure to disclose during the Class
Period that its strategy to attract "Net New Money," touted by
the Company as a primary indicator of the Company's performance
and future prospects, was accomplished through a fraudulent
scheme to help ultra-high net worth U.S. investors evade federal
taxes by secreting billions of dollars of their funds in
"undeclared" Swiss bank accounts.

     According to the complaint, when the scheme was finally
uncovered by U.S. authorities and UBS began disclosing the true
nature of its Swiss banking business, the value of UBS's stock
declined significantly.

     No class has yet been certified in the above action.

For more details, contact:

          Howard G. Smith, Esq. (howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com)
          Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
          3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112
          Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020
          Phone: (215) 638-4847 or (888) 638-4847


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