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              Friday, April 18, 2014, Vol. 16, No. 77

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* Notable Class Action Settlements in 2013

  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $5,700,000,000      In re Payment Card Interchange Fee And
                      Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation,
                      No. 05-MD-1720 (E.D.N.Y.)

  $2,500,000,000      In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip
                      Implant Products Litigation, MDL Docket
                      No. 1:10 md 2197 (N.D. Ohio)

  $2,425,000,000      In re Bank of America Securities,
                      Derivative and Employee Retirement Income
                      Security Act (ERISA) Litigation, No.
                      09-MDL-2058 (S.D.N.Y.)

  $1,600,000,000      In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended
                      Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices,
                      and Products Liability Litigation, Case
                      No. 8:10ML 02151 JVS (C.D. Cal.)

  C$887,000,000       Manuge v. Her Majesty the Queen, Court
                      File No. T-463-07

  $730,000,000        In re Citigroup Inc. Bond Litigation,
                      No. 08-9522 (S.D.N.Y.)

  $688,000,000        In re Schering-Plough Corp./Enhance
                      Securities Litigation, 08-cv-397 (D.N.J.);
                      and In re Merck & Co., Vytorin/Zetia
                      Securities Litigation, 08-2177 (D.N.J.)

  $590,000,000        In re Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation,
                      07-cv-9901 (S.D.N.Y.)

  $546,000,000        In re MF Global Inc, No. 11-2790 (Bankr.
                      S.D.N.Y.); and DeAngelis v. Corzine, No.
                      11-7866 (S.D.N.Y.)

  $500,000,000        Maine State Retirement System v.
                      Countrywide Financial Corp. et al., No.
                      10-00302; Western Conference of Teamsters
                      Pension Plan v. Countrywide Financial Corp.
                      et al., No. 12-05122; and Luther v.
                      Countrywide Financial Corp. et al., No.
                      12-05125 (C.D. Cal.)

  $300,000,000        In re Alfred Herrick, Sydell Herrick,
                      Alberto Barreto, Carol Lynn Upshaw,
                      and Salvatore Saccoccio, on behalf of
                      themselves and all others similarly
                      situated, Plaintiffs, v. JP Morgan
                      Chase Bank, N.A., individually and as
                      successor in interest to Chase Home
                      Finance, LLC, Chase Home Finance, LLC,
                      Chase Insurance Agency, Inc., Assurant,
                      Inc., American Security Insurance Company,
                      and Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company,
                      1:13-cv-21107 (S.D. Fla.)

  $229,000,000        In re Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices
                      and Products Liability Litigation,
                      MDL 1871 (E.D. Pa.)


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* Notable Class Action Settlements in 2013
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  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $5,700,000,000      In re Payment Card Interchange Fee And
                      Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation,
                      No. 05-MD-1720 (E.D.N.Y.)

                      Merchants operating commercial businesses
                      throughout the U.S. and trade
                      associations alleged that the defendants
                      conspired to fix the prices for general
                      purpose card network services and
                      otherwise imposed unreasonable restraints
                      on trade, resulting in the payment of
                      inflated interchange fees, in violation of
                      the antitrust laws.

                      Pursuant to the settlement, the defendants
                      agreed to collectively pay $6.05 billion
                      to a class of eight million merchants and
                      temporarily reduce interchange fees by an
                      amount equal to $1.2 billion.  In addition,
                      Visa and MasterCard agreed to drop their
                      bans on surcharging, a change that took
                      effect in January 2013 and allows merchants
                      to add an extra fee to customers who pay
                      with a credit card.

                      The settlement amount decreased to
                      $5.7 billion after thousands of merchants
                      opted out.

                      Settlement was reached in July 2012.

                      Preliminary approval was granted in
                      November 2012.

                      Final approval was granted on December 13,
                      2013.  That order is on appeal.

                      Judge: Hon. John Gleeson

                      Class Plaintiffs: Photos Etc. Corporation;
                      Traditions, Ltd.; Capital Audio
                      Electronics, Inc.; CHS Inc.; Coborn's
                      Incorporated; Crystal Rock LLC; D'Agostino
                      Supermarkets; Discount Optics, Inc.; Jetro
                      Holdings, Inc. and Jetro Cash & Carry
                      Enterprises, LLC; Leon's Transmission
                      Service, Inc.; Parkway Corp.; Payless
                      ShoeSource, Inc.; Affiliated Foods Midwest
                      Cooperative, Inc.; NATSO, Inc.; National
                      Community Pharmacists Association; National
                      Cooperative Grocers Association; National
                      Grocers Association; and National
                      Restaurant Association

                      Co-Lead Counsel for Class Plaintiffs:

                          H. Laddie Montague, Jr., Esq.
                          Merrill G. Davidoff, Esq.
                          Bart D. Cohen, Esq.
                          Michael J. Kane, Esq.
                          BERGER & MONTAGUE, PC
                          1622 Locust Street
                          Philadelphia, PA 19103

                               - and -

                          K. Craig Wildfang, Esq.
                          Thomas J. Undlin, Esq.
                          Ryan W. Marth, Esq.
                          ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI
                          800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 2800
                          Minneapolis, MN 55402

                               -  and -

                          Patrick J. Coughlin, Esq.
                          Bonny E. Sweeney, Esq.
                          David W. Mitchell, Esq.
                          Alexandra S. Bernay, Esq.
                          Carmen A. Medici, Esq.
                          ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
                          655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
                          San Diego, CA 92101

                      Attorneys for Defendants Visa Inc., Visa
                      U.S.A. Inc., and Visa International Service
                      Association:

                          Robert J. Vizas, Esq.
                          ARNOLD & PORTER LLP
                          Three Embarcadero Center, Seventh Floor
                          San Francisco, CA 94111-4024

                               - and -

                          Robert C. Mason, Esq.
                          ARNOLD & PORTER LLP
                          399 Park Avenue
                          New York, NY 10022-4690

                               - and -

                          Mark R. Merley, Esq.
                          Matthew A. Eisenstein, Esq.
                          ARNOLD & PORTER LLP
                          555 12th Street, N.W.
                          Washington, DC 20004-1206

                      Attorneys for Defendants MasterCard
                      Incorporated and MasterCard International
                      Incorporated:

                          Keila D. Ravelo, Esq.
                          Wesley R. Powell, Esq.
                          Matthew Freimuth, Esq.
                          WILLKIE FARR & GALLAGHER LLP
                          787 Seventh Avenue
                          New York, NY 10019-6099

                               - and -

                          Kenneth A. Gallo, Esq.
                          Joseph J. Simons, Esq.
                          PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON
                          & GARRISON LLP
                          2001 K Street, N.W.
                          Washington, DC 20006-1047

                               - and -

                          Andrew C. Finch, Esq.
                          Gary R. Carney, Esq.
                          PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON
                          & GARRISON LLP
                          1285 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10019-6064

                      Attorneys for Defendants Bank of America,
                      N.A., BA Merchant Services LLC (f/k/a
                      Defendant National Processing, Inc.), Bank
                      of America Corporation, and MBNA America
                      Bank, N.A.:

                          Mark P. Ladner, Esq.
                          Michael B. Miller, Esq.
                          MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
                          1290 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10104-0050

                      Attorneys for Defendants Barclays Financial
                      Corp. and Barclays Bank plc:

                          Wayne D. Collins, Esq.
                          Lisl J. Dunlop, Esq.
                          SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP
                          599 Lexington Avenue
                          New York, NY 10022-6069

                      Attorneys for Defendants Capital One Bank
                      (USA), N.A., Capital One F.S.B., and
                      Capital One Financial Corp.:

                          Andrew J. Frackman, Esq.
                          O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP
                          Times Square Tower
                          7 Times Square
                          New York, N.Y. 10036

                      Attorneys for Defendants JPMorgan Chase &
                      Co., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chase Bank
                      USA, N.A., Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A.,
                      Chase Paymentech Solutions, LLC, Bank One
                      Corporation, Bank One Delaware, N.A., and
                      J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as acquirer
                      of certain assets and liabilities of
                      Washington Mutual Bank:

                          Peter E. Greene, Esq.
                          Peter S. Julian, Esq.
                          SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER &
                          FLOM LLP
                          Four Times Square
                          New York, NY 10036

                               - and -

                          Michael Y. Scudder, Esq.
                          SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER &
                          FLOM LLP
                          155 North Wacker Drive
                          Chicago, IL 60606-1720

                      Attorneys for Defendants Citibank (South
                      Dakota), N.A., Citibank, N.A., Citigroup
                      Inc., and Citicorp:

                          David F. Graham, Esq.
                          Eric H. Grush, Esq.
                          SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
                          One South Dearborn Street
                          Chicago, IL 60603

                               - and -

                          Benjamin R. Nagin, Esq.
                          SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
                          787 Seventh Ave
                          New York, N.Y. 10019

                      Attorneys for Defendant Fifth Third
                      Bancorp:

                          Richard L. Creighton, Esq.
                          Joseph M. Callow, Jr., Esq.
                          KEATING MUETHING & KLEKAMP PLL
                          Drew M. Hicks, Esq.
                          One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
                          Cincinnati, OH 45202

                      Attorneys for Defendant First National Bank
                      of Omaha:

                          John P. Passarelli, Esq.
                          James M. Sulentic, Esq.
                          KUTAK ROCK LLP
                          The Omaha Building
                          1650 Farnam Street
                          Omaha, NE 68102-2186

                      Attorneys for Defendants HSBC Finance
                      Corporation and HSBC North America
                      Holdings Inc.:

                          David S. Lesser, Esq.
                          WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND
                          DORR LLP
                          399 Park Avenue
                          New York, NY 10022

                               - and -
     
                          Ali M. Stoeppelwerth, Esq.
                          Perry A. Lange, Esq.
                          WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND
                          DORR LLP
                          1875 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
                          Washington, D.C. 20006

                      Attorneys for Defendants National City
                      Corporation and National City Bank of
                      Kentucky:

                          John M. Majoras, Esq.
                          Joseph W. Clark, Esq.
                          JONES DAY
                          51 Louisiana Avenue, NW
                          Washington, DC 20001

                      Attorneys for Defendant Texas Independent
                      Bancshares, Inc.:

                          Jonathan B. Orleans, Esq.
                          Adam S. Mocciolo, Esq.
                          PULLMAN & COMLEY, LLC
                          850 Main Street
                          Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
                     
                      Attorneys for Defendants SunTrust Banks,
                      Inc. and SunTrust Bank:

                          Teresa T. Bonder, Esq.
                          Valarie C. Williams, Esq.
                          Kara F. Kennedy, Esq.
                          ALSTON & BIRD LLP
                          1201 W. Peachtree Street, N.W.
                          Atlanta, GA 30309

                      Attorneys for Defendants Wachovia Bank,
                      NA., Wachovia Corporation, and Wells Fargo
                      & Company and for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.:

                          Robert P. LoBue, Esq.
                          Norman W. Kee, Esq.
                          PATTERSON BELKNAP WEBB & TYLER LLP
                          1133 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10036
                     
                      Claims Administrator:

                          Epiq Systems, Inc.
                          P.O. Box 2530
                          Portland, OR 97208-2530
                          Voice: 1 (800) 625-6440
                          Fax: 1 (855) 539-9556
                          E-mail: info@PaymentCardSettlement.com
                          https://www.paymentcardsettlement.com/en


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $2,500,000,000      In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip
                      Implant Products Litigation, MDL Docket
                      No. 1:10 md 2197 (N.D. Ohio)

                      This is an agreement between (i) DePuy
                      and (ii) the Settlement Oversight
                      Committee, which is a committee comprised
                      of certain counsel appointed by the Hon.
                      David A. Katz to the Plaintiffs' Executive
                      Committee in the MDL, which is venued in
                      the District Court for the Northern
                      District of Ohio, and plaintiffs'
                      leadership counsel in state court
                      coordinated proceedings currently pending
                      in state courts in California before Judge
                      Richard Kramer, JCCP 4649; Illinois before
                      Judge Deborah Dooling, Case No. 10 L 10506
                      and New Jersey before Judge Brian
                      Martinotti, Master Docket No. BER-L-
                      3971-11. The Agreement establishes a
                      private settlement program to resolve
                      the actions, disputes and claims -- whether
                      filed or unfiled -- of U.S. claimants
                      against DePuy relating to the implantation,
                      use and removal of the ASR(TM) XL
                      Acetabular Hip System or the ASR(TM) Hip
                      Resurfacing System and any and all
                      component and ancillary parts.

                      The agreement settles 8,000 lawsuits over
                      defective DePuy Hip Replacement ASR devices
                      -- leaving another 4,000 to 5,000 lawsuits
                      unresolved.  According to news reports, the
                      deal could reach more than $4 billion.

                      Settlement was announced on November 19,
                      2013.

                      Judge: Hon. David A. Katz

                      Counsel to the Settlement Oversight
                      Committee:

                          Steven J. Skikos, Esq.
                          SKIKOS CRAWFORD SKIKOS & JOSEPH
                          625 Market Street, 11th Floor
                          San Francisco, CA 94105
                          Tel: 415-546-7300
                          Fax: 415-546-7301
                          E-mail: sskikos@skikoscrawford.com

                               - and -

                          Michael A. Kelly, Esq.
                          WALKUP, MELODIA, KELLY & SCHOENBERGER
                          650 California Street
                          San Francisco, CA 94108
                          Tel: 415-981-7210
                          Fax: 415-391-6965
                          E-mail: mkelly@walkuplawoffice.com

                      Counsel to DePuy:

                          Susan M. Sharko, Esq.
                          DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP
                          500 Campus Drive
                          Florham Park, NJ 07932
                          Telephone: 973-549-7350
                          Facsimile: (973) 360-9831
                          E-mail: susan.sharko@dbr.com

                      Claims Administrator:

                          BROWNGREER PLC
                          250 Rocketts Way
                          Richmond, VA 23231
                          Telephone: (804) 521-7202
                          Facsimile: (804) 521-7299
                          https://www.usasrhipsettlement.com/


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $2,425,000,000      In re Bank of America Securities,
                      Derivative and Employee Retirement Income
                      Security Act (ERISA) Litigation, No.
                      09-MDL-2058 (S.D.N.Y.)

                      This is a securities fraud class action
                      arising out of the merger between Bank of
                      America Corp. and Merrill Lynch & Co.
                      which was announced on September 15, 2008
                      and closed on January 1, 2009.

                      The agreement provides for a payment by
                      Bank of America of $2.425 billion and
                      the institution and/or continuation of
                      certain Bank of America corporate
                      governance enhancements until the later of
                      January 1, 2015 or 18 months following the
                      court's final approval of the settlement.
                      In exchange, the plaintiffs released
                      their claims against all defendants and
                      certain other persons or entities
                      affiliated with defendants.  

                      Settlement entered on November 30, 2012.
                      Preliminary approval was granted on
                      December 4, 2012.

                      Final approval was granted on April 5,
                      2013.

                      Judge: Hon. P. Kevin Castel

                      Lead Plaintiffs: The State Teachers
                      Retirement System of Ohio, the Ohio Public
                      Employees Retirement System, the Teacher
                      Retirement System of Texas, Stichting
                      Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, represented
                      by PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V., and Fjarde
                      AP-Fonden.

                      Lead plaintiffs' counsel:

                          Max W. Berger, Esq.
                          Steven B. Singer, Esq.
                          BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER &
                          GROSSMANN LLP    
                          1285 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10019

                               - and -

                          Robert N. Kaplan, Esq.
                          Frederic S. Fox, Esq.
                          KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
                          850 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
                          New York, NY 10022

                               - and -

                          David Kessler, Esq.    
                          Gregory M. Castaldo, Esq.    
                          KESSLER TOPAZ MELTZER & CHECK, LLP    
                          280 King of Prussia Road    
                          Radnor, PA 19087     

                      Defendants: Bank of America; Merrill Lynch;
                      BofA CEO Kenneth D. Lewis; former Chief
                      Financial Officer Joe L. Price; Chief
                      Accounting Officer Neil A. Cotty; Merrill
                      CEO John A. Thain; BofA's board of
                      directors; and underwriters Banc of America
                      and Merrill subsidiary Merrill Lynch,
                      Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

                      Defendants' counsel:

                          Mitchell A. Lowenthal, Esq.
                          Lewis J. Liman, Esq.
                          CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON
                          One Liberty Plaza
                          New York, NY  10006
                          E-mail: mlowenthal@cgsh.com

                               - and -

                          Peter C. Hein, Esq.
                          Eric M. Roth, Esq.
                          Joshua A. Naftalis, Esq.
                          Kevin S. Schwartz, Esq.
                          Olivia A. Maginley, Esq.
                          WACHTELL LIPTON ROSEN & KATZ
                          51 West 52nd Street
                          New York, NY 10019
                          E-mail: PCHein@wlrk.com

                      Claims Administrator:

                          The Garden City Group, Inc.
                          P.O. Box 9876     
                          Dublin, Ohio 43017-5776    
                          Tel: (855) 733-8308    
                          http://www.boasecuritieslitigation.com/


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $1,600,000,000      In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended
                      Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices,
                      and Products Liability Litigation, Case
                      No. 8:10ML 02151 JVS (C.D. Cal.)

                      Plaintiffs alleged that certain vehicles
                      manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation
                      and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,
                      equipped with electronic throttle control
                      systems are defective and can experience
                      acceleration that is unintended by the
                      driver.  The lawsuit pursued claims for
                      breach of warranties, unjust enrichment,
                      and violations of various state consumer
                      protection statutes, among other claims.

                      Preliminary approval was granted on
                      December 28, 2012.

                      Final approval was granted on July 24,
                      2013.

                      Judge: Hon. James V. Selna

                      Class Representatives: Karina Brazdys,
                      John Moscicki, Dale Baldisseri, Peggie
                      Perkin, Kathleen Atwater, Georgann Whelan,
                      Ann Fleming-Weaver, Nancy Seamons, Israel
                      Flor, Donald Graham, Shirley Ward, John and
                      Mary Ann Laidlaw, Judy Veitz, Victoria and
                      Barry Karlin, Elizabeth Van Zyl, Green Spot
                      Motors Co., Deluxe Holdings Inc. and Auto
                      Lenders Liquidation Center, Inc.

                      Co-Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel for Economic
                      Loss Cases:

                          Steve W. Berman, Esq.
                          HAGENS BERMAN SOBOL SHAPIRO LLP
                          1918 Eighth Avenue, Suite 3300
                          Seattle, WA 98101
                          Telephone: (206) 623-7292
                          Facsimile: (206) 623-0594
                          E-mail: steve@hbsslaw.com

                               - and -

                          Marc M. Seltzer, Esq.
                          SUSMAN GODFREY L.L.P.
                          1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 950
                          Los Angeles, CA 90067
                          Telephone: (310) 789-3100
                          Facsimile: (310) 789-3150
                          E-mail: mseltzer@susmangodfrey.com

                      Co-Lead Plaintiffs' Counsel for Economic
                      Loss Cases and Lead Counsel for Non-
                      Consumer Economic Loss Plaintiffs:

                          Frank M. Pitre, Esq.
                          COTCHETT, PITRE & MCCARTHY
                          840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200
                          Burlingame, CA 94010
                          Telephone: (650) 697-6000
                          Facsimile: (650) 697-0577
                          E-mail: fpitre@cpmlegal.com

                      Toyota's Counsel:

                          John P. Hooper, Esq.
                          REED SMITH
                          599 Lexington Avenue, 22nd Floor
                          New York, NY 10022

                               - and -

                          J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., Esq.
                          MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
                          1701 Market Street
                          Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

                      Claims Administrator:

                          GILARDI & CO. LLC
                          P.O. Box 8090
                          San Rafael, CA 94912-8090
                          https://www.toyotaelsettlement.com/


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  C$887,000,000       Manuge v. Her Majesty the Queen, Court
                      File No. T-463-07

                      Under the terms of the Service Income
                      Security Insurance Plan (SISIP) Long Term
                      Disability benefits, a disabled former
                      Canadian Forces member's benefits were
                      reduced by the amount of their Pension Act
                      disability pension.  The Plaintiff, Dennis
                      Manuge, brought this class action to
                      challenge the legality of the Offset.

                      The Settlement includes C$424 million in
                      retroactive payments to veterans dating
                      back to 1976.  Over C$82 million has been
                      set aside to cover interest.  The rest of
                      the settlement is an estimate of the amount
                      the veterans will be owed in the future.
                      The current estimated value of the
                      settlement is roughly C$887.8 million.

                      Settlement was approved on April 4, 2013.

                      Judge: Hon. Justice Robert Barnes

                      Solicitors for Plaintiff Class:

                          Peter Driscoll
                          Daniel Wallace
                          McINNES COOPER
                          PO Box 730, Halifax, NS
                          B3J 2V1, Canada
                          E-mail:
                          peter.driscoll@mcinnescooper.com
                          daniel.wallace@mcinnescooper.com
                          SISIPClassAction@mcinnescooper.com
                          Tel: (902) 444-8417 (English)
                               (506) 877-0831 (French)

                               - and -

                          Ward K. Branch
                          BRANCH MACMASTER LLP
                          777 Hornby St #1410
                          Vancouver, BC
                          V6Z 1S4, Canada
                          Tel: 604-654-2999

                      Solicitors for Defendant:

                          William F. Pentney
                          Deputy Attorney General of Canada
                          Per:

                          Paul Vickery
                          Lori Rasmussen
                          Travis Henderson
                          DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
                          1400-5251 Duke Street
                          Halifax, NS B3J 1P3


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $730,000,000        In re Citigroup Inc. Bond Litigation,
                      No. 08-9522 (S.D.N.Y.)

                      Investors in Citigroup bonds and preferred
                      stock -- which include pension funds and an
                      insurance company -- accused the bank of
                      misstating the value of its collateralized
                      debt obligations and understating its loss
                      reserves by tens of billions of dollars
                      between 2006 and mid-November 2008.  The
                      lawsuit also named as defendants a
                      Citigroup subsidiary, eight of its trusts,
                      28 current and former executive
                      officers and directors, and roughly  80
                      banks that served as underwriters of the
                      securities offerings.

                      Judge: District Judge Sidney H. Stein

                      Preliminary approval was granted in
                      March 2013.

                      Final approval was granted in July 2013.

                      Plaintiffs' counsel:

                          Steven B. Singer, Esq.
                          Mark Lebovitch, Esq.
                          Kurt Hunciker, Esq.  
                          John Rizio-Hamilton, Esq.
                          BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER & GROSSMANN
                          1285 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10019
                          Tel: (800) 380-8496
                          E-mail: blbg@blbglaw.com
                                  markl@blbglaw.com
                                  kurt@blbglaw.com
                                  johnr@blbglaw.com

                               - and -
                     
                          Ira M. Press, Esq.
                          Peter S. Linden, Esq.
                          KIRBY MCINERNEY
                          825 Third Avenue
                          New York, NY 10022
                          E-mail: ipress@kmllp.com
                                  plinden@kmllp.com
                     
                               - and -

                          Robert D. Klausner, Esq.
                          KLAUSNER & KAUFFMAN
                          10059 Northwest 1st Court
                          Plantation, FL 33324
                          Tel: (954) 916-1202
                          Fax: (954) 916-1232
                          E-mail: bob@robertdklausner.com
                     
                               - and -

                          Brian F. Rice, Esq.
                          RICE MICHELS & WALTHER LLP
                          10 Second Street NE, Suite 206
                          Minneapolis, MN 55413
                          Tel: (612) 676-2300
                          Fax: (612) 676-2319
                          E-mail: brice@ricemichels.com

                               - and -

                          David Kessler, Esq.
                          Sharan Nirmul, Esq.
                          Benjamin Sweet, Esq.
                          BARROWAY TOPAZ KESSLER MELTZER &
                          CHECK LLP
                          280 King of Prussia Road
                          Radnor, PA 19087
                          Telephone: (610) 822-2235
                          Mobile:  (215) 779-1143
                          E-mail: dkessler@btkmc.com
                                  snirmul@btkmc.com
                                  bsweet@btkmc.com

                               - and -

                          Marc I. Gross, Esq.
                          Joshua B. Silverman, Esq.
                          POMERANTZ, HAUDEK BLOCK GROSSMAN
                          & GROSS
                          600 Third Avenue
                          New York, NY 10016
                          E-mail: migross@pomlaw.com
                                  jbsilverman@pomlaw.com

                      Counsel to the Citigroup defendants:

                          Brad S. Karp, Esq.
                          Richard A. Rosen, Esq.
                          Susanna M. Buergel, Esq.
                          Karen R. King, Esq.
                          PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON
                          & GARRISON
                          1285 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10019-6064
                          Tel: 212-373-3316
                          Fax: 212-492-0316  
                          E-mail: bkarp@paulweiss.com
                                  rrosen@paulweiss.com
                                  sbuergel@paulweiss.com
                                  kking@paulweiss.com

                      Counsel to the underwriter defendants:

                          Jay B. Kasner, Esq.
                          George A. Zimmerman, Esq.
                          SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM
                          4 Times Square
                          New York, NY 10036
                          E-mail: jay.kasner@skadden.com
                                  george.zimmerman@skadden.com


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $688,000,000        In re Schering-Plough Corp./Enhance
                      Securities Litigation, 08-cv-397 (D.N.J.);
                      and In re Merck & Co., Vytorin/Zetia
                      Securities Litigation, 08-2177 (D.N.J.)

                      Investors sued Merck & Co. and Schering-
                      Plough Corp., merged in 2009 under the
                      Merck name, claiming that they concealed
                      clinical trial results of the Vytorin drug
                      showing that the drug was no more effective
                      than cheaper alternatives.  The plaintiffs
                      further alleged that the trial ended in May
                      2006, but the companies disclosed partial
                      results in January 2008, and did not
                      release the full results until several
                      months later to avoid damaging their common
                      stock price.  The Settlement for the
                      Schering Action provides for the payment of
                      $473,000,000 in cash.  The Settlement for
                      the Merck Action provides for the payment
                      of $215,000,000 in cash.

                      Lead Plaintiffs in the Merck Action:
                      Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, International
                      Fund Management, S.A. (Luxemburg), the
                      Jacksonville Police and Fire Retirement
                      System, and the General Retirement System
                      of the City of Detroit

                      Co-Lead Plaintiff in Schering Action: The
                      Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment
                      Management Board.

                      Final approval was granted on October 1,
                      2013.

                      Judge: Hon. Dennis M. Cavanaugh

                      Merck Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel:

                          Salvatore J. Graziano, Esq.
                          Max W. Berger, Esq.
                          BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER &
                          GROSSMANN LLP
                          1285 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10019
                          Tel: (800) 380-8496
                          E-mail: blbg@blbglaw.com

                               - and -

                          Jay W. Eisenhofer, Esq.
                          Daniel L. Berger, Esq.
                          John C. Kairis, Esq.
                          Jeff A. Almeida, Esq.
                          Kyle J. McGee, Esq.
                          GRANT & EISENHOFER P.A.
                          485 Lexington Avenue
                          New York, NY 10017
                          Tel: (646) 722-8500
                          E-mail: dberger@gelaw.com

                       Schering-Plough Plaintiffs' Co-Lead
                       Counsel:

                          Christopher McDonald, Esq.
                          LABATON SUCHAROW LLP
                          140 Broadway
                          New York, NY  10005
                          Tel: 212-907-0861
                          Fax: 212-883-7061
                          E-mail: cmcdonald@labaton.com

                               - and -

                          BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER & GROSSMAN
                          LLP

                      Merck and Schering-Plough Counsel:

                          Douglas Scott Eakeley, Esq.
                          LOWENSTEIN SANDLER PC
                          65 Livingston Avenue &
                          6 Becker Farm Road
                          Roseland, NJ 07068
                          Tel: 973-597-2500
                          E-mail: deakeley@lowenstein.com

                               - and -

                          Daniel J. Kramer, Esq.
                          Theodore V. Wells Jr., Esq.
                          Alex Young K. Oh, Esq.
                          Andrew G. Gordon, Esq.
                          PAUL WEISS RIFKIND WHARTON &
                          GARRISON LLP
                          1285 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10019

                               - and -

                          William B. McGuire, Esq.
                          TOMPKINS MCGUIRE WACHENFELD &
                          BARRY LLP
                          100 Mulberry Street, Suite 5
                          Newark, NJ 07102-4056
                          Telephone: 973-623-7750
                          Facsimile: 973-623-7780
                          E-mail: wmcguire@tompkinsmcguire.com

                      Claims Administrator in Merck Action:

                          EPIQ SYSTEMS, INC.
                          P.O. Box 4178
                          Portland, OR 97208-4178
                          E-mail:
                          info@merckvytorinsecuritieslitigation.com


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $590,000,000        In re Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation,
                      07-cv-9901 (S.D.N.Y.)

                      The class action was brought on behalf of
                      investors who bought Citigroup Inc. common
                      stock between February 26, 2007 and April
                      18, 2008, inclusive.  The lawsuit alleges
                      violations of the federal Securities
                      Exchange Act of 1934 by Citigroup and
                      certain of its former senior officers and
                      directors.  Following arm's-length
                      negotiations, Plaintiffs, through their
                      lead counsel, and the Defendants entered
                      into the agreement to settle the lawsuit.

                      Judge: Hon. Sidney Stein

                      Settlement announced on August 29, 2012.

                      Final approval was granted on August 1,
                      2013.

                      Class Representatives: Jonathan Butler,
                      M. David Diamond, David K. Whitcomb both
                      individually and as trustee for the David
                      K. Whitcomb 2001 Trust, Henrietta
                      Whitcomb as trustee for the Henrietta C.
                      Whitcomb 2004 Trust, John A. Baden III,
                      Warren Pinchuk, Anthony Sedutto, Edward
                      Claus, Carol Weil, and Public Employees'
                      Retirement Association of Colorado

                      Defendants: Citigroup Inc., David Bushnell,
                      Gary Crittenden, Robert Druskin, Michael
                      Klein, Thomas Maheras, Charles Prince, and
                      Robert Rubin.  These defendants were
                      dismissed by Court order: Steven Freiberg,
                      John Gerspach, Lew Kaden, Salle Krawcheck,
                      Vikram Pandit, Todd Thompson and Stephen
                      Volk.

                      Lead Class Counsel:

                          Peter S. Linden, Esq.
                          Ira M. Press, Esq.
                          Andrew McNeela, Esq.
                          KIRBY McINERNEY LLP
                          825 Third Avenue
                          New York, NY 10022

                      Defendants' Counsel:

                          Brad S. Karp, Esq.
                          Richard A. Rosen, Esq.
                          Susanna M. Buergel, Esq.
                          Jane B. O'Brien, Esq.
                          Asad Kudiya, Esq.
                          PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON &
                          GARRISON LLP
                          1285 Avenue of the Americas
                          New York, NY 10019

                      Claims Administrator:

                          THE GARDEN CITY GROUP, INC.
                          PO Box 9899
                          Dublin, Ohio 43017-5799
                          http://www.citigroupsecuritiessettlement.com/


  Settlement Amount       Case
  -----------------   ------------
  $546,000,000        In re MF Global Inc, No. 11-2790 (Bankr.
                      S.D.N.Y.); and DeAngelis v. Corzine, No.
                      11-7866 (S.D.N.Y.)

                      MF Global Inc.'s brokerage trustee James
                      Giddens, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, and
                      customers filed class action lawsuits
                      over MF Global's collapse.  Under the deal,
                      JPMorgan agreed to (i) pay $100 million
                      that will be made available for
                      distribution to former MF Global customers;
                      (ii) return more than $29 million of the
                      brokerage's funds held by the bank, and
                      (iii) release claims on $417 million that
                      was previously returned to Mr. Giddens.
                      JPMorgan was the lead arranger on a
                      $1.2 billion loan to MF Global and was
                      also one of its primary clearing banks
                      before the broker-dealer went bankrupt.

                      Judges: Hon. Victor Marrero, District Judge
                              Hon. Martin Glenn, Bankr. Judge

                      Settlement announced March 2013.

                      Settlement approved on July 3, 2013.

                      Co-Lead counsel to MF Global Customers:

                          Andrew Entwistle, Esq.
                          ENTWISTLE & CAPPUCCI LLP
                          280 Park Avenue
                          26th Floor West
                          New York, NY 10017
                          Tel: 212-894-7200
                          Fax: 212-894-7272
                          E-mail: aentwistle@entwistle-law.com

                               - and -

                          Merrill Davidoff, Esq.
                          BERGER & MONTAGUE, P.C.
                          1622 Locust Street
                          Philadelphia, PA  19103
                          Tel: 215-875-3084
                          Fax: 215-875-4671
                          E-mail: mdavidoff@bm.net

                      MF Global Trustee:

                          James W. Giddens, Esq.
                          HUGHES HUBBARD & REED LLP
                          One Battery Park Plaza
                          New York, NY 10004-1482
                          Tel: (212) 837-6000
                          Fax: (212) 422-4726

                      Counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.:

                          Peter V. Pantaleo, Esq.
                          Bryce L. Friedman, Esq.
                          Michael D. Kibler, Esq.
                          Morris J. Massel, Esq.
                          SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP
                          425 Lexington Avenue
                          New York, New York 10017
                          Telephone: (212) 455-2000
                          Facsimile: (212) 455-2502


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $500,000,000        Maine State Retirement System v.
                      Countrywide Financial Corp. et al., No.
                      10-00302; Western Conference of Teamsters
                      Pension Plan v. Countrywide Financial Corp.
                      et al., No. 12-05122; and Luther v.
                      Countrywide Financial Corp. et al., No.
                      12-05125 (C.D. Cal.)

                      Investors alleged they were misled into
                      buying risky mortgage debt between 2005 and
                      2007 by Countrywide, which Bank of America
                      acquired during the 2008 financial crisis.

                      Preliminary approval was granted on October
                      28, 2013.

                      Final approval was granted on December 6,
                      2013.

                      Judge: Hon. Mariana Pfaelzer

                      Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel:

                          Steven J. Toll, Esq.
                          Julie Goldsmith Reiser, Esq.
                          Daniel Rehns, Esq.
                          COHEN MILSTEIN SELLERS & TOLL PLLC
                          1100 New York Ave NW
                          Washington, DC 20005
                          Tel: 202-408-4600
                          E-mail: stoll@cohenmilstein.com
                                  jreiser@cohenmilstein.com
                                  drehns@cohenmilstein.com

                      Counsel to Some Plaintiffs:

                          Spencer Burkholz, Esq.
                          ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD
                          655 West Broadway, Suite 1900
                          San Diego, CA 92101
                          Tel: (619) 231-1058
                          Fax: (619) 231-7423
                          E-mail: spenceb@rgrdlaw.com

                      Counsel to Countrywide:

                          Brian Pastuszenski, Esq.
                          GOODWIN PROCTER LLP
                          Exchange Place
                          53 State Street
                          Boston, MA 02109
                          Tel: 617-570-1094

                               - and -

                          The New York Times Building
                          620 Eighth Avenue
                          New York, NY 10018
                          Tel: 212-459-7279
                          E-mail:
                          Bpastuszenski@goodwinprocter.com


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $300,000,000        In re Alfred Herrick, Sydell Herrick,
                      Alberto Barreto, Carol Lynn Upshaw,
                      and Salvatore Saccoccio, on behalf of
                      themselves and all others similarly
                      situated, Plaintiffs, v. JP Morgan
                      Chase Bank, N.A., individually and as
                      successor in interest to Chase Home
                      Finance, LLC, Chase Home Finance, LLC,
                      Chase Insurance Agency, Inc., Assurant,
                      Inc., American Security Insurance Company,
                      and Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company,
                      1:13-cv-21107 (S.D. Fla.)

                      Homeowners alleged that JPMorgan and
                      Insurer Assurant Inc. conspired to inflate
                      premiums for so-called force-placed
                      insurance and that the bank received
                      kickbacks for referring customers to
                      Assurant.  Force-placed insurance, also
                      known as creditor-placed, lender-placed or
                      collateral protection insurance is an
                      insurance policy placed by a lender, bank
                      or loan servicer on a home when the
                      property owners' own insurance is
                      cancelled, has lapsed or is deemed
                      insufficient and the borrower does
                      not secure a replacement policy.  This
                      insurance allows the lender to protect its
                      financial interest in the property
                      (more information regarding force-placed
                      insurance: http://is.gd/metL2X).

                      Preliminary settlement approval was granted
                      in October 2013.

                      Class Counsel is to receive $20 million in
                      fees.

                      Judge: Hon. Federico Moreno

                      Counsel for Named Plaintiff and Class:

                          Adam M. Moskowitz, Esq.
                          Harley S. Tropin, Esq.
                          Tucker Ronzetti, Esq.
                          Rachel Sullivan, Esq.
                          Robert J. Neary, Esq.
                          KOZYAK TROPIN & THROCKMORTON, P.A.
                          2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor
                          Coral Gables, FL 33134
                          Telephone: (305) 372-1800
                          Facsimile: (305) 372-3508

                      Counsel for Chase Defendants:

                          Robert M. Brochin, Esq.
                          Brian M. Ercole, Esq.
                          MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP
                          200 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 5300
                          Miami, Florida 33131-2339
                          Telephone: (305) 415-3000
                          Facsimile: (305) 415-3001

                      Counsel for Assurant Defendants:

                          Frank G. Burt, Esq.
                          Farrokh Jhabvala, Esq.
                          Landon K. Clayman, Esq.
                          JORDEN BURT LLP
                          1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
                          Suite 400 East
                          Washington DC 20007-5208
                          Telephone: (202) 965-8140
                          Facsimile: (202) 965-8104

                      Claims Administrator:

                          GARDEN CITY GROUP
                          PO Box 35103
                          Seattle, WA 98124-5103
                          http://www.saccocciosettlementinfo.com/


  Settlement Amount   Class Action
  -----------------   ------------
  $229,000,000        In re Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices
                      and Products Liability Litigation,
                      MDL 1871 (E.D. Pa.)

                      GlaxoSmithKline PLC reached an agreement
                      in principle with the attorneys general
                      of eight states in the U.S. to settle
                      actions commenced by those and several
                      other states that accuse the company of
                      deceptive marketing of the diabetes drug
                      Avandia(R).  The eight states are Kentucky,
                      Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New
                      Mexico, South Carolina, Utah and West
                      Virginia.  These states opted out of a
                      settlement the company entered into in 2012
                      with 37 other states and the District of
                      Columbia wherein it agreed to pay $90
                      million to settle Avandia-related claims.  
                      In 2011, Glaxo agreed to pay $3 billion to
                      the U.S. government to settle civil and
                      criminal investigations into its sales
                      practices.  The company has set aside
                      $6.4 billion to pay for Avandia-related
                      litigation and settlement costs.

                      Settlement with eight states was announced
                      on July 24, 2013.

                      Judge: Hon. Cynthia M. Rufe

                      Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel:

                          Stephen A. Corr, Esq.
                          STARK & STARK, P.C.
                          777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
                          Yardley, PA 19067-5559
                          Tel: (267) 759-9684
                          Fax: (267) 907-9659
                          E-mail: SCorr@Stark-Stark.com

                      Chair, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee:

                          Vance R. Andrus, Esq.
                          1775 Sherman Street, Suite 3100
                          Denver, CO 80203
                          Tel: (303) 376-6360
                          Fax: (303) 376-6361

                      Defendant's Liaison Counsel:

                          Nina Gussack, Esq.
                          PEPPER HAMILTON, LLP
                          3000 Two Logan Square
                          18th & Arch Streets
                          Philadelphia, PA 19103
                          Tel: (215) 981-4000
                          Fax: (215) 981-4750

                      State Liaison Counsel:

                          Dianne M. Nast, Esq.
                          NASTLAW LLC
                          1101 Market Street, Suite 2801
                          Philadelphia, PA 19107
                          Tel: (215) 923-9300
                          Fax: (215) 923-9302

                      Administrator of Avandia Litigation
                      Common Benefit Fund:

                          Andrew A. Chirls
                          FINEMAN KREKSTEIN & HARRIS P.C.
                          BNY Mellon Center
                          1735 Market Street Suite 600
                          Philadelphia, PA 19103
                          Tel: 215-893-9300

                      Auditor of Avandia Litigation
                      Common Benefit Fund:

                          Alan B. Winikur
                          ZELNICK MANN AND WINIKUR PC
                          Triad Plaza, Suite 200
                          201 N. Presidential Blvd.
                          Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-1257
                          Tel: 610-664-0450
                          Fax: 610-664-0955


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