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              Tuesday, June 26 2001, Vol. 3, No. 124

                              Headlines


AREMISSOFT CORPORATION: Marc Henzel Joins Fray, Files Lawsuit In NJ
AUDIBLE INC.: Cauley Geller Files Suit Over IPO; Underwriters Included
AVENUE A: Cauley Geller Sues In S.D. NY Over Securities Violations
CHRONIMED INC.: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in Minnesota
COMMERCE ONE: Cauley Geller Commences Securities Suit In S.D. NY

DETROIT CITY: International School Demands Medical Monitoring For Kids
DURATEK INC.: Berman DeValerio Takes Action In MD For Securities Fraud
ECI TELECOM: Abbey Gardy Begins Securities Suit In E.D. Virginia
EL SITIO: Milberg Weiss Files Suit In NY For Securities Violations
FORD MOTOR: Faces Suit For Favoring Women, Minorities For Promotions

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Police Department Settles Racial Bias Lawsuit
INDIANA: State Supreme Court Orders Expanded Medicare To Disabled
INFOSPACE INC.: Schiffrin Barroway Files Securities Suit In Washington
IPRINT TECHNOLOGIES: Milberg Weiss Files Suit For Flawed Prospectus
JOURNAL COMMUNICATIONS: Wisconsin Judge Revives Stock Sales Lawsuit

NETWORK COMMERCE: Wolf Haldenstein Files Securities Suit In W.D. WA
SAN FRANCISCO: Settles Suit Filed By Current, Former Disabled Students
SARA LEE: Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Distributing Adulterated Meat
SELECTICA INC.: Stull Stull Commences Securities Suit In S.D. NY
STARNET COMMUNICATIONS: Settles DE Suit For 1.5M Shares, $100,000 Cash

SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS: Quebec City Residents Sue Event Organizers
TELAXIS COMMUNICATIONS: Cauley Geller Files Securities Suit In S.D. NY
TNUVA DAIRY: Israeli Attorney General Asks SC To Group Suits As Class
TOBACCO LITIGATION: Ohio Suit Seeks Free Annual Test On Smokers
TYSON FOODS: Schiffren & Barroway Files Action In DE Securities Suit

UNDERWRITERS LITIGATION: Milberg Weiss Begins Securities Suit In NY
UNDERWRITERS LITIGATION: Milberg Weiss Sues Intersil In S.D. New York
VITAMINS LITIGATION: Foreign Vitamin Makers Settle Antitrust Suits
WEIRTON STEEL: Officials Sued For Insider Trading Manipulations


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AREMISSOFT CORPORATION: Marc Henzel Joins Fray, Files Lawsuit In NJ
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The Law Offices of Marc S. Henzel filed a class action lawsuit in the
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf
of all persons who purchased AremisSoft Corporation (Nasdaq: AREM)
securities from December 17, 1999 through May 14, 2001, inclusive.

The Complaint charges defendants with violations of Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated
thereunder.

For more details, contact: Marc S. Henzel, Esq. of The Law Offices of
Marc S. Henzel, 210 West Washington Square, Third Floor Philadelphia,
PA 19106, by telephone at (888) 643-6735 or (215) 625-9999, by
facsimile at (215) 440-9475, by e-mail at Mhenzel182@aol.com or visit
the firm's website at http://members.aol.com/mhenzel182.


AUDIBLE INC.: Cauley Geller Files Suit Over IPO; Underwriters Included
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Cauley Geller Bowman & Coates, LLP filed a class action recently in the
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on
behalf of purchasers of Audible, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBL) securities during
the period between July 16, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive.

The complaint charges defendants Audible, Credit Suisse First Boston
Corporation, Lehman Brothers, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated,
Andrew J. Huffman and Andrew P. Kaplan with violations of Sections 11,
12(a) (2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

For additional information, contact: CAULEY GELLER BOWMAN & COATES, LLP
through its Client Relations Department: Jackie Addison, Sue Null or
Charlie Gastineau by Mail: P.O. Box 25438, Little Rock, AR 72221-5438
by Phone: 1-888-551-9944 (toll free) or by E-mail: info@classlawyer.com


AVENUE A: Cauley Geller Sues In S.D. NY Over Securities Violations
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Cauley Geller Bowman & Coates, LLP filed a class action last week in
the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
on behalf of purchasers of Avenue A, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVEA) securities
during the period between February 28, 2000 and December 6, 2000,
inclusive.

The complaint charges defendants Avenue A, Morgan Stanley & Co.,
Salomon Smith Barney, Inc., Brian P. McAndrews, Nicolas J. Hanauer and
Robert M. Littauer with violations of Sections 11, 12(a) (2) and 15 of
the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

For further details, contact: CAULEY GELLER BOWMAN & COATES, LLP
through its Client Relations Department: Jackie Addison, Sue Null or
Charlie Gastineau by Mail: P.O. Box 25438, Little Rock, AR 72221-5438
by Phone: 1-888-551-9944 (toll free) or by E-mail: info@classlawyer.com

                    
CHRONIMED INC.: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in Minnesota
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP filed a class action lawsuit
last week on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Chronimed Inc.
(NASDAQ: CHMDE) between October 27, 1999 and June 13,2001 inclusive.

The action is pending in the United States District Court for the
District of Minnesota, against defendants Chronimed, Maurice R. Taylor,
II (Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors --
during part of the Class Period), Henry F. Blissenbach (Chief Executive
Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors) and Gregory H. Keane
(Chief Financial Officer and Vice President).

The complaint charges that defendants violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated
thereunder, by issuing a series of material misrepresentations to the
market between October 27, 1999 and June 13, 2001.

Specifically, as alleged in the complaint, Chronimed issued press
releases announcing quarterly and yearly financial results -- which
were repeated in quarterly and yearly SEC filings. The publicly
disseminated financial results were favorable, and included several
quarters of supposedly record revenues.

On June 14, 2001, Chronimed issued a press release announcing that it
would be restating its financial results for fiscal 2000, and the first
three quarters of fiscal 2001, due to accounting irregularities.

According to the press release, StarScript, a subsidiary of Chronimed,
had been overstating revenues, earnings and accounts receivables
throughout the Class Period. Immediately following this announcement,
the NASDAQ halted trading in Chronimed stock, which was then trading at
$9.35 per share. When trading resumed, on June 22, 2001, Chronimed's
stock price plummeted by 49% to close at $4.75.

For more information, contact: Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP
through Steven G. Schulman or Samuel H. Rudman by Phone: 800/320-5081
by E-mail: Chronimedcase@milbergNY.com or visit the firm's Website:
http://www.milberg.com


COMMERCE ONE: Cauley Geller Commences Securities Suit In S.D. NY
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Cauley Geller Bowman & Coates, LLP filed late last week a class action
in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York on behalf of purchasers of Commerce One, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMRC)
securities during the period between July 1, 1999 and December 6, 2000,
inclusive.

The complaint charges defendants Commerce One, Credit Suisse First
Boston Corporation, BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Mark B. Hoffman and
Peter F. Pervere with violations of Sections 11, 12(a) (2) and 15 of
the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

For additional information, contact: CAULEY GELLER BOWMAN & COATES, LLP
through its Client Relations Department: Jackie Addison, Sue Null or
Charlie Gastineau by Mail: P.O. Box 25438, Little Rock, AR 72221-5438
by Phone: 1-888-551-9944 (toll free) or by E-mail: info@classlawyer.com


DETROIT CITY: International School Demands Medical Monitoring For Kids
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Retonia Knott-Smith filed a lawsuit seeking to force the health
monitoring of children who may have been exposed to asbestos-laced dust
at Detroit's Burton International School, according to a recent
Associated Press report.

Knott-Smith asked Wayne County Circuit Judge Amy Hathaway to include in
a class action all children who attended classes at Burton
International School during the period of time when the demolition of a
six-story apartment building, owned by the Detroit School District, was
taking place on the site next to the 528-student magnet school.

The Detroit School District closed Burton International School early
for the summer after learning that asbestos dust was blowing onto the
school site from the demolition site.

The lawsuit asks the court to immediately order the city, the school
district and Adamo Demolition Company of Florida to establish a medical
monitoring system or to pay for immediate care, treatment and testing
of all students who might have been affected by dust from the
demolition.  

"Our biggest concern, given the age and location of the building [being
razed], is that not only asbestos but other dangerous substances such
as lead could have been in there," Elizabeth Thomson, Ms. Knott-Smith's
lawyer, told the Detroit News.

Bob Francis, executive director of the school's construction program,
said moderate amounts of asbestos had been found, but there were no
tests done to measure particles in the air.  

John Adamo, Jr. said his company was not to blame because school
district officials chose the starting date for the demolition.


DURATEK INC.: Berman DeValerio Takes Action In MD For Securities Fraud
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Shareholders filed late last week a federal class-action lawsuit
charging Duratek, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRTK) with securities fraud, the law
firm Berman DeValerio & Pease LLP said.

Filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland,
the case is captioned Michael J. Svezzese, Jr. v. Duratek, Inc., f/n/a
GTS Duratek, Robert E. Prince, and Robert F. Shawver, Civil Action No.
MJG 01- 1830.

It seeks damages against the defendants for violations of sections
10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of all
investors who bought Duratek common stock between March 9, 2000 and
March 13, 2001.

For additional information, contact: N. Nancy Ghabai, Esq., Sara B.
Davis, Esq. or Jeffrey C. Block, Esq. of Berman DeValerio & Pease, One
Liberty Square, Boston, MA 02109.  You may contact them by Phone: (800)
516-9926 or by E-mail: bdplaw@bermanesq.com


ECI TELECOM: Abbey Gardy Begins Securities Suit In E.D. Virginia
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Abbey Gardy, LLP filed a securities class action lawsuit on behalf of
all persons who acquired ECI Telecom, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ECIL) common stock
between May 2, 2000 and February 14, 2001.

The case is pending in the Eastern District of Virginia. Named as
defendants in the complaint are ECI Telecom, Doran Inbar, ECI Telecom's
President, Avi Ben-Assayaq, ECI Telecom's Chief Financial Officer and
Jonathan B. Kolber, ECI Telecom's Chairman.

The Complaint charges defendants with violations of Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated
thereunder.

The complaint alleges, among other things, that the defendants issued
materially false and misleading information that misrepresented the
Company's financial condition and prospects.

The complaint alleges that starting on May 7, 2000, defendants
portrayed ECI Telecom as a growing Company that would continue to have
increased demand for its products.

On August 2, 2000 defendants announced ECI Telecom's second quarter
results, again touting demand for the Company's products. Defendants
announced the Company's third quarter results on November 7, 2000 and
again emphasized the demand for the Company's products.

Again, on February 14, 2001 the last day of the class period,
defendants announced that the Company's previously announced financial
performance restatement was expected to move $38 million in revenue
from 1999's financial statement to 2000 and $61 million from 2000 to
2001. ECI Telecom also announced that it anticipated an operating loss
for the first fiscal quarter of 2001.

Defendants' misrepresentations caused the price of ECI Telecom common
stock securities to be artificially inflated throughout the Class
Period.

For further details, contact: Abbey Gardy, LLP through Maria Ciccia or
Nancy Kaboolian by Phone: 800-889-3701 or E-mail:
mcriscitie@abbeygardy.com or nkaboolian@abbeygardy.com or visit the
firm's Website: http://www.abbeygardy.com


EL SITIO: Milberg Weiss Files Suit In NY For Securities Violations
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP recently filed a class action
lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of El Sitio, Inc.
(NASDAQ: LCTO) between December 9, 1999 and December 6, 2000,
inclusive.

The action is pending in the United States District Court, Southern
District of New York against defendants El Sitio, Credit Suisse First
Boston Corporation, Lehman Brothers, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce,
Fenner & Smith, Incorporated, Salomon Smith Barney, Inc., BancBoston
Robertson Stephens, Inc., Roberto Cibrian-Campoy, Roberto Vivo-
Chaneton, Horacio Milberg and Alfredo Jimenez De Arechaga.

The complaint alleges violations of Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

On or about December 9, 1999, El Sitio commenced an initial public
offering of 8,200,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering
price of $16 per share. In connection therewith, El Sitio filed a
registration statement, which incorporated a prospectus, with the SEC.

For additional details, contact: Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach
LLP, New York through Steven G. Schulman or Samuel H. Rudman by Phone:
800/320-5081 by E-mail: elsitiocase@milbergNY.com or visit the firm's
Website: http://www.milberg.com  


FORD MOTOR: Faces Suit For Favoring Women, Minorities For Promotions
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Two white managers for Ford Motor Company are suing the automaker,
alleging they were passed over for promotions in favor of women and
minorities, according to a recent Associated Press report.  

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, asserts that Ford
demanded that managers either meet quotas for hiring and promoting
women and minorities or risk losing lucrative bonuses.

Ford Credit Manager John Kovacs alleges he was repeatedly passed over
for promotions. He claims that when he sent a letter through his
attorney to Ford Chairman William Clay Ford Sr., complaining about this
state of affairs, he was placed on paid suspension.  

Guy Bertram, a 49-year-old management employee, also says he was passed
over for promotion several times because he is a white male.  

Ford already faces at least two other lawsuits, filed by current and
former employees, alleging that they were denied promotions or were
terminated because of their age or for being white men.

David Murphy, Ford's vice president of human resources, responding to
these assertions, said that there are no quotas per se; but a manager's
success at hiring and promoting women and minorities is a factor in
their overall performance evaluation.  

"Certainly diversity is one of the performance issues for managers,"  
Murphy observed.  "It's definitely an impact on their bonus."  But, he
added that there is no specific bonus tied to diversity hiring or
promotion.

Among the internal Ford documents included in the plaintiffs' legal
brief is one purporting to be the minutes of a human resources group
meeting during which diversity is discussed.   


A summary of the discussion says: "We are not making the targets and
that the LL2 bonus is at risk.  Action includes delaying the hiring,
promotion and referral of white males unless there is a good business
case to bring them in before yearend."

Commenting on Ford's diversity goals and how they were to be met, David
Murphy said that the automaker is attempting to increase the number of
women and minorities in management positions by about one percent per
year and takes issue with the charge they are being promoted or hired
solely on gender or race.  

"It's ridiculous to think women and minorities are being promoted only
by color of skin or gender.  They're promoted on merit," he declared.


HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Police Department Settles Racial Bias Lawsuit
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U.S. District Judge Martha Vasquez approved the settlement of a class
action lawsuit that alleged the Hobbs, New Mexico Police Department had
engaged in "rampant discrimination against minority residents,"
including, among other things, use of excessive force, unwarranted
searches and the malicious filing of false charges against residents,
according to a recent Associated Press report appearing in the
Albuquerque Journal.

The Hobbs Police Department has agreed to pay $605,000 in damages,
including $262,500 to the seven class-action plaintiffs.  The total
also includes $240,000 for legal fees, with the rest going to reimburse
costs incurred by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties
Union, which supported the suit.

The settlement agreement, which is to take effect immediately, requires
the police department to improve its procedures regarding the use of
force, detentions, searches, seizures and arrests.  

Police officers will be required to receive at least 40 hours of
training a year on proper arrest procedures.  

Further, the police department is to engage in an effort to hire more
minority officers, and racially derogatory remarks and conduct are
prohibited in the workplace.  

Additionally, the police department is required to maintain statistics
on the conduct of individual officers and the race of residents
contacted by police in incidents such as field contacts and detentions.

Police Chief Tony Knott said in a telephone interview that his
department was not guilty of any wrongdoing and that "the things we
have agreed to are, for the most part, things that we have always done,
and we are agreeing to continue to do them."

Carl Mackey, a Hobbs black community activist, said the settlement
means "closure to a lot of sleepless nights."

Mackey said that he and his family had been subjected to unwarranted
police harassment and arrests for years.  His father, Rosslee Mackey,
was one of the seven plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit in federal court
in 1999.

Greg Biehler, an Albuquerque attorney representing the city of Hobbs,
characterized the agreement as a "good settlement" for the Hobbs
community.  

Under the settlement, Clarence Chapman, chief of the University of
California at Los Angeles police department, will serve as an
independent mediator and monitor of the settlement for three years.  

Biehler said that since Hobbs residents tend to view the police
department as the enemy, Chapman "will have the opportunity to bring
the police department and community together."
  
  
INDIANA: State Supreme Court Orders Expanded Medicare To Disabled
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The Indiana Supreme Court declined to consider the state's appeal of a
ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals that says the state must provide
Medicaid benefits to people with disabilities that can be improved with
medical treatment, according to a recent Associated Press report.  

This decision comes after an eight-year legal battle that started in
1993, when a Greene County woman, Petricia Day, sued the state as lead
plaintiff in a class action lawsuit; her particular complaint being the
state's denial of Medicaid coverage for knee-replacement surgery.  

The decision is the sixth time a court has ruled against the state in
this case.

State officials explained that they had persisted in fighting the
lawsuit because it would cost at least $60 million a year to comply
with the rulings ordering expanded Medicaid coverage.  

State Medicaid Director Kathy Gifford said recently that the annual
cost could be as high as $90 million.

Nonetheless, there was rejoicing by the plaintiffs in the class action:
Jacquelyn Bowie Suess, the attorney who has been handling the class
action lawsuit for the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, told
Bloomington's Herald-Times that the Court's action is "going to help a
lot of people."  

The class action lawsuit had challenged Indiana's policy of denying
Medicaid coverage to disabled people who, with medical treatment, could
overcome their disabilities and return to work.  

An appeals court panel ruled that "those who suffer from a disabling
condition that could be treated, but do not receive treatment because
of an inability to pay for the treatment, are disabled for purposes of
Medicaid eligibility."  

This was the decision the Supreme Court let stand.
  
  
INFOSPACE INC.: Schiffrin Barroway Files Securities Suit In Washington
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Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP filed last week a class action lawsuit in the
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, on
behalf of all purchasers of the common stock of InfoSpace, Inc.
(Nasdaq: INSP) from January 26, 2000 through January 30, 2001,
inclusive.

The complaint charges InfoSpace and certain of its officers and
directors with issuing false and misleading statements concerning its
business and financial condition concerning InfoSpace's actual FY 1999
and FY 2000 financial performance and Defendants' expectations
concerning InfoSpace's FY 2001 revenue and earnings.

For further information, contact: Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP through
Marc A. Topaz, Esq. or Stuart L. Berman, Esq. by Mail: Three Bala Plaza
East, Suite 400, Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004 by Phone: 1-888-299-7706 (toll
free) or 1-610-667-7706 or by E-mail: info@sbclasslaw.com


IPRINT TECHNOLOGIES: Milberg Weiss Files Suit For Flawed Prospectus
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP filed a class action lawsuit
last week on behalf of purchasers of the securities of iPrint
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPRT) between March 8, 2000 and December 6,
2000, inclusive.

The action, captioned Stoshak v. iPrint, Inc. et al., 01 CV 5748, is
pending in the United States District Court, Southern District of New
York against defendants IPrint, Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation,
FleetBoston Robertson Stephens, Royal P. Farros and James P. McCormick.

The complaint alleges violations of Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

On or about March 8, 2000, iPrint commenced an initial public offering
of 4,500,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering price of $10
per share. In connection therewith, iPrint filed a registration
statement, which incorporated a prospectus, with the SEC.

The complaint further alleges that the Prospectus was materially false
and misleading because it failed to disclose, among other things, that:

     (i) Credit Suisse and Robertson Stephens had solicited and
         received excessive and undisclosed commissions from certain
         investors in exchange for which Credit Suisse and Robertson
         Stephens allocated to those investors material portions of the
         restricted number of iPrint shares issued in connection with
         the IPrint IPO; and

    (ii) Credit Suisse and Robertson Stephens had entered into
         agreements with customers whereby Credit Suisse and Robertson
         Stephens agreed to allocate iPrint shares to those customers
         in the iPrint IPO in exchange for which the customers agreed
         to purchase additional iPrint shares in the aftermarket at
         pre-determined prices.

For additional information, contact: Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes &
Lerach LLP, New York through Steven G. Schulman or Samuel H. Rudman by
Phone: 800/320-5081 by E-mail: valueamericacase@milbergny.com or visit
the firm's Website: http://www.milberg.com


JOURNAL COMMUNICATIONS: Wisconsin Judge Revives Stock Sales Lawsuit
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Circuit Judge John Ullsvik of Jefferson County, Wisconsin, ruled that
former employees of Perry Printing, whose parent company is Journal
Communications, may proceed with their class action lawsuit against
Journal Communications, according to a recent Associated Press report.  

The plaintiffs contend that they lost money because they were not
allowed to sell their stock over a decade when Journal Communications
sold it in 1995.

Journal Communications, an employee-owned company, requires workers who
leave to sell their stock immediately, unless they retire.  Retirees
are permitted to sell their stock back over a decade.  

However, the company had waived the immediate stock sale requirement
when it sold Perry Printing, allowing former employees to sell their
stock over five years.  

The plaintiffs argue that they should have been considered retirees
after the sale and permitted to sell their stock over ten years.

Initially, Judge Ullsvik dismissed most of the lawsuit, saying the sale
did not make the employees retirees.  

However, in his recent ruling, the judge said the lawsuit could go
forward to settle whether they should have been allowed to sell their
stock over ten years.


NETWORK COMMERCE: Wolf Haldenstein Files Securities Suit In W.D. WA
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Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP filed late last week a class
action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western
District of Washington on behalf of persons who purchased Network
Commerce Inc. (Nasdaq: NWKC) common stock during the period between
Sept. 28, 1999 and April 16, 2001.

The complaint charges that Network Commerce and its Chairman and CEO,
Dwayne M. Walker, violated Sections 11, 12(2), and 15 of the Securities
Act of 1933, and Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

The complaint alleges that defendants issued a series of materially
false and misleading statements that were contained in various press
releases, public statements and SEC filings, including several
prospectuses and registration statements, which had the effect of
artificially inflating the price of Network Commerce stock during the
Class Period.

For further details, contact: Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP
at 270 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016, by telephone at (800)
575-0735 (Gregory Nespole, Esq. George Peters, or Fred Taylor Isquith,
Esq.), via e-mail at classmember@whafh.com or visit the firm's website
at www.whafh.com


SAN FRANCISCO: Settles Suit Filed By Current, Former Disabled Students
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San Francisco State University has settled a class action lawsuit
brought in federal court by some 200 current and former disabled
students, faculty and staff, according to a recent report in the Los
Angeles Times.   

San Francisco State agreed to spend more than $5 million to make the
campus more accessible, stating it would adhere to a schedule of
improvements -- many of which already have been made -- to restrooms,
entrances, elevators and signage throughout the 91-acre campus.  

In addition, it agreed to remove physical barriers, make other
renovations and purchase equipment to make the university accessible to
people with mobility and vision disabilities.

The university did not concede liability or wrongdoing in the
settlement, but maintained that its facilities and programs already
were accessible to all.  

"The university has always felt that it was in compliance [with federal
law] and it has been making changes to improve access to the campus for
more than 20 years," said Jack McCowan, attorney who represented San
Francisco State.

"This [settlement] will change the lives of hundreds of people, now and
in the future," said Larry Paradis, an attorney with Disability Rights
Advocates, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that represented the
plaintiffs.  

"One of California's major academic institutions will finally be more
accessible to people with disabilities," he said.

Paradis also pointed out that many of the expenditures to improve
accessibility to which the university points to as already in place for
the disabled, have come about only since the lawsuit was filed in 1997.
"We think this [settlement] is a model that we hope the whole
[California State] system will look at and act on."
  
  
SARA LEE: Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Distributing Adulterated Meat
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Kenneth B. Moll & Associates, Ltd. commend the U. S. Attorney General
for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Office of Inspector General and the Food Safety
Inspection Service in their efforts to hold Sara Lee Corporation and
its Bil Mar unit criminally responsible for producing and distributing
adulterated meat and poultry products.

On June 22, 2001, at a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Joseph Scoville
in the United States District Court for the Western District of
Michigan, Sara Lee pleaded guilty to producing and distributing
adulterated meat and poultry products.

As part of the plea agreement, Sara Lee is required to pay a fine of
$200,000; has agreed to over $1.2 million in a civil settlement; and
will pay $3 million to fund food safety research at Michigan State
University.

On December 22, 1998, Sara Lee announced a recall of 35 million pounds
of hotdogs and deli meats after the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) linked 101 illnesses and 21 deaths in over 22 states
to a strain Listeria monocytogenes found in packages of the Sara Lee
meat products. This is the largest recall in United States history.

Kenneth B. Moll & Associates, Ltd. began the fight to hold Sara Lee
responsible for these deaths and injuries; to require Sara Lee to
establish an end product testing protocol to prevent future outbreaks,
and to fully inform the public of the potential hazards of eating these
contaminated meat products when, on December 30, 1998, they filed a
nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of all persons who consumed
hot dogs and other meat products manufactured by SARA LEE and BIL MAR
with establishment numbers P261 for poultry and 6911 for non-poultry.

According to the May 27, 1999 report from Paul S. Mead, M.D., M.P.H. of
the Foodborne and Diarrheal Disease Branch of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, Sara Lee company records of routine
environmental monitoring revealed that for four months between 67% and
92% of the samples tested from equipment and surfaces were positive for
psychrophilic organisms.

According to Dr. Mead's report, "studies in other meat processing
facilities have found that with further testing 42% of cultures
positive for psychrophilic will yield 1/8Listeria monocytogenes 3/8."
Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially deadly bacterium.

"Dr. Mead's findings and his report clearly show that Sara Lee's
conduct willfully and wantonly disregarded the safety of its
customers," said Kenneth Moll. "If Sara Lee had rectified the
contamination in its plant and conducted a recall months earlier,
dozens of lives could have been saved."

After 2 years of litigation, on September 15, 2000, Judge Jennifer
Duncan-Brice entered an order approving a settlement agreement reached
in the nationwide class action.

Over 4,000 claims have been submitted by claimants seeking compensation
of up to $50,000 plus medical expenses for claimants who were diagnosed
with Listeria. In addition, Sara Lee will donate $25,000 to the Food
Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, to be used for
research on the prevention of Listeria in food products.

In addition to the thousands of claims submitted in the settlement
proceedings, over 70 individuals opted out of the settlement to bring
individual claims against Sara Lee.


SELECTICA INC.: Stull Stull Commences Securities Suit In S.D. NY
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Stull, Stull & Brody filed last week a class action lawsuit in the
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on
behalf of purchasers of Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLTC) common stock
between March 10, 2000 and June 4, 2001, inclusive.

The complaint alleges that defendants Selectica, Inc., Credit Suisse
First Boston Corp., FleetBoston Robertson Stephens, Inc., Rajen Jaswa,
Sanjay Mittal and Stephen Bennion violated Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15
of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

On or about March 10, 2000, Selectica commenced an initial public
offering of 4,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering
price of $30.00 per share. In connection therewith, Selectica filed a
registration statement, which incorporated a prospectus, with the SEC.

The complaint further alleges that the Prospectus was materially false
and misleading because it failed to disclose, among other things, that:

     (i) Credit Suisse and Robertson Stephens had solicited and
         received excessive and undisclosed commissions from certain
         investors in exchange for which Credit Suisse and Robertson
         Stephens allocated to those investors material portions of the
         restricted number of Selectica shares issued in connection
         with the Selectica IPO; and

    (ii) Credit Suisse and Robertson Stephens had entered into
         agreements with customers whereby Credit Suisse and Robertson
         Stephens agreed to allocate Selectica shares to those
         customers in the Selectica IPO in exchange for which the
         customers agreed to purchase additional Selectica shares in
         the aftermarket at pre-determined prices.

For more information, contact: Tzivia Brody, Esq. at Stull, Stull &
Brody by calling toll-free 1-800-337-4983, or by e-mail at
SSBNY@aol.com, or by fax at 212/490-2022, or by writing to Stull, Stull
& Brody, 6 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017.


STARNET COMMUNICATIONS: Settles DE Suit For 1.5M Shares, $100,000 Cash
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Starnet Communications International, a subsidiary of World Gaming plc
(NASDAQ OTC: WGMGY), a global pioneer in I-gaming technologies, has
signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fully settle in all respects
all class action lawsuits consolidated in the United States District
Court for the District of Delaware that have been pending since late
1999.

The settlement inked last Saturday is a major accomplishment that will
have a positive impact on the company going forward.

"I am glad to have it behind us," said Michael Aymong, CEO of World
Gaming. "This settlement is not an admission of guilt or wrongdoing.
It's about continuing our efforts to significantly grow the business
and dramatically increase shareholder value."

The Memorandum of Understanding was reached with Co-Lead Counsel for
the plaintiffs and Class members. The settlement will see the issuance
of 1,050,000 World Gaming shares, with a guaranteed minimum value of
$1,050,000, together with payment of costs, not exceeding $50,000, and
payment of administrative expenses, not exceeding $50,000.

The settlement reflected in the Memorandum of Understanding is subject
to formal notification to the class of shareholders and Court approval.

"We believe that our ability to reach a share-based settlement is a
strong vote of confidence in World Gaming and its current business
direction," Aymong said.

"We continue to strengthen our leadership position in the industry
everyday and the elimination of this issue is one more powerful step
forward," he said.


SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS: Quebec City Residents Sue Event Organizers
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More than 9,000 Quebec City residents have signed on to a class action
lawsuit filed in Quebec Superior Court against the organizers of
April's Summit of the Americas, according to a recent Associated Press
Report.

Security at the Summit meeting, which brought together leaders of 34
nations to discuss trade matters, was promoted by building a fence that
ringed part of the city.  

The fence, and other forms of security implemented, prevented many
residents from reaching their homes and inflicted other traumas upon
them, according to Daniel Petit, the residents' lawyer.

Consequently, the residents who live inside what was the Summit's
security perimeter are seeking compensation for their loss of civil
rights guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


TELAXIS COMMUNICATIONS: Cauley Geller Files Securities Suit In S.D. NY
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Cauley Geller Bowman & Coates, LLP filed a class action last week in
the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
on behalf of purchasers of Telaxis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:
TLXS) securities during the period between February 1, 2000 and
December 6, 2000, inclusive.

The complaint charges defendants Telaxis, Credit Suisse First Boston
Corporation, John L. Youngblood and Dennis C. Stempel with violations
of Sections 11, 12(a) (2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5
promulgated thereunder.

For more details, contact: CAULEY GELLER BOWMAN & COATES, LLP through
its Client Relations Department: Jackie Addison, Sue Null or Charlie
Gastineau by Mail: P.O. Box 25438, Little Rock, AR 72221-5438 by Phone:
1-888-551-9944 (toll free) or by E-mail: info@classlawyer.com


TNUVA DAIRY: Israeli Attorney General Asks SC To Group Suits As Class
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Israel's Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein told Israel's Supreme
Court that a lawsuit filed against dairy giant Tnuva should be accepted
as a class action because of the number of consumers affected when the
dairy added silicon to its long-life milk in the mid-1990s, according
to a recent report in Israel's daily newspaper Ha'aretz.

Responding to the Supreme Court's request for his opinion, the attorney
general told the court that the consumers, as a class, should be
compensated. He emphasized, however, that the Court should be the one
to set the amount.

The lawsuit was filed by the Israel Consumer Council and alleges that
Tnuva put silicon into its 1-liter and half-liter cartons of one
percent long-life milk between January 1994 and September 1995.  

Although the Health Ministry does not have any conclusive proof that
silicon is a health risk, a possible long-term risk cannot be ruled
out, especially when the milk is being consumed in large quantities.

In March 1996, Tnuva Dairy confessed that it had added silicon to the
milk and was convicted of not meeting official standards and misleading
advertising.  

The Tel Aviv Distrtict Court fined the dairy NIS 28,000, the maximum
amount set out under law.


TOBACCO LITIGATION: Ohio Suit Seeks Free Annual Test On Smokers
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A landmark class action lawsuit aimed at mandating cigarette makers to
provide free, annual medical tests for healthy smokers is moving
forward in Ohio County Circuit Court, according to a recent report in
the Charleston Gazette.  

Judge Arthur M. Recht recently heard arguments concerning the medical
monitoring phase of the trial.

The lawsuit covers people who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a
day for five years but who have not become sick.

If this lawsuit turns out to be successful, the cigarette makers would
be forced to provide tests that the smokers say could lead to
lifesaving early detection of lung diseases.   

The tobacco companies argue that the tests are experimental and
unproven.

The first attempt to try the case ended in a mistrial early this year,
when witnesses referred to addiction and nicotine.  

Both words had been banned from testimony because the tobacco companies
claimed they raised issues of individual behavior and reasons for
smoking compromising the cohesion of the class.

Judge Recht later ruled that the smokers' lawyers may argue that
addiction increases their risk of disease, but individual reasons for
smoking are irrelevant in what is essentially a product liability case.  

This ruling allows lawyers for about 250,000 W4est Virginians to argue
that addiction is caused by the manufacturers and increases the health
risks to any smoker, not a particular smoker.
    
  
TYSON FOODS: Schiffren & Barroway Files Action In DE Securities Suit
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Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP filed a class action lawsuit last week in the
United States District Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of
all sellers of the common stock of IBP, Inc. (NYSE: IBP) from March 29,
2001 through and including June 15, 2001.

The complaint charges Tyson Foods, Inc., Don Tyson (the Company's
founder and controlling stockholder), John Tyson (the Company's Chief
Executive Officer) and Les R. Baledge (the Company's Executive Vice
President and General Counsel) with violations of Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5
promulgated thereunder.

The complaint alleges that on March 29, 2001, Tyson announced it would
terminate a proposed merger between Tyson and IBP because Tyson
purportedly relied upon misleading information furnished by IBP
concerning an SEC comment letter and the financial results at an IBP
subsidiary in determining to enter into the Merger Agreement.

It was not until June 15, 2001, when, in an action brought by IBP
shareholders, In re IBP, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consolidated
Civil Action No. 18373 (Del. Ch., June 15, 2001), the Court concluded
that Tyson's decision to withdraw from the Merger had nothing to do
with the SEC comment letter or the problems at IBP's subsidiary.

For additional information, contact: Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP (Marc A.
Topaz, Esq. or Stuart L. Berman, Esq.) toll free at 1-888-299-7706 or
1-610-667-7706, or via e-mail at info@sbclasslaw.com


UNDERWRITERS LITIGATION: Milberg Weiss Begins Securities Suit In NY
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP filed a class action lawsuit
on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:
EXPE) between November 9, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive.

The action, captioned Wacaser v. Goldman Sachs & Company et al., 01
Civ. 5727, is pending in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York against defendants Goldman Sachs & Co.,
Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated, BancBoston Robertson Stephens,
Inc., and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.

The complaint alleges violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

On or about November 9, 1999, Expedia commenced an initial public
offering of 5,200,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering
price of $14 per share. In connection therewith, Expedia filed a
registration statement, which incorporated a prospectus, with the SEC.

The complaint further alleges that the Prospectus was materially false
and misleading because it failed to disclose, among other things, that:

     (i) defendants had solicited and received excessive and
         undisclosed commissions from certain investors in exchange for
         which defendants allocated to those investors material
         portions of the restricted number of Expedia shares issued in
         connection with the Expedia IPO; and

    (ii) defendants had entered into agreements with customers whereby
         defendants agreed to allocate Expedia shares to those
         customers in the Expedia IPO in exchange for which the
         customers agreed to purchase additional Expedia shares in the
         aftermarket at pre-determined prices. As alleged in the
         complaint, the SEC is investigating underwriting practices in
         connection with several other initial public offerings.

For more information, contact: Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP
through Steven G. Schulman or Samuel H. Rudman by Phone: 800/320-5081
by E-mail: expediacase@milbergNY.com or visit the firm's Website:
http://www.milberg.com


UNDERWRITERS LITIGATION: Milberg Weiss Sues Intersil In S.D. New York
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP filed a class action lawsuit
on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Intersil Holding
Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) between February 25, 2000 and December 6,
2000, inclusive.

The action, captioned Susan Smith v. Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.
et al., 01 CV 5745, is pending in the United States District Court for
the Southern District of New York against defendants Credit Suisse
First Boston Corporation, Salomon Smith Barney, Inc., Merrill Lynch,
Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and FleetBoston Roberston
Stephens.

The complaint alleges violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

On or about February 25, 2000, Intersil commenced an initial public
offering of 20,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering
price of $25 per share. In connection therewith, Intersil filed a
registration statement, which incorporated a prospectus, with the SEC.

The complaint further alleges that the Prospectus was materially false
and misleading because it failed to disclose, among other things, that:

     (i) defendants had solicited and received excessive and
         undisclosed commissions from certain investors in exchange for
         which defendants allocated to those investors material
         portions of the restricted number of Intersil shares issued in
         connection with the Intersil IPO; and

    (ii) defendants had entered into agreements with customers whereby
         defendants agreed to allocate Intersil shares to those
         customers in the Intersil IPO in exchange for which the
         customers agreed to purchase additional Intersil shares in the
         aftermarket at pre-determined prices.

As alleged in the complaint, the SEC is investigating underwriting
practices in connection with several other initial public offerings.

For additional information, contact: Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes &
Lerach LLP, New York through Steven G. Schulman or Samuel H. Rudman by
Phone: 800/320-5081 or E-mail: valueamericacase@milbergny.com or visit
the firm's Website: http://www.milberg.com


VITAMINS LITIGATION: Foreign Vitamin Makers Settle Antitrust Suits
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Circuit Court Judge Charles King of Kanawha County, West Virginia, has
given preliminary approval of a settlement involving antitrust lawsuits
filed by at least 21 states, as well as numerous pending private class
action lawsuits, all alleging price-fixing by six foreign vitamin
companies, according to a recent Associated Press report.  

West Virginia will receive approximately $1.8 million from the
settlement, according to the state's attorney general, Darrell McGraw,
Jr.   

Settlements from each lawsuit must be approved by the appropriate state
courts.

The defendant vitamin companies involved are Hoffmann-LaRoche of
Switzerland, BASF AG of Germany, Aventis Animal Nutrition, S.A.
(formerly Rhone-Poulenc SA) of France, and Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co.,
Eisai Co. and Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd., all of Japan.  

The states alleged the six companies met secretly to conspire to fix
prices of their products from 1989 to 1998 and that consumers were
indirectly paying higher prices for fortified products that contained
the vitamins.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, consumers and businesses
in the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive
more than $225 million in compensation, said Attorney General McGraw.
Of this money, $107 million has been set aside for businesses to
collect damages, he said.

"The vitamin cartel caused more economic damage to consumers in the
United States than any other illegal cartel in history," said Mr.
McGraw.  

"This settlement has sent a strong message to companies contemplating
violation of antitrust laws," he said.


WEIRTON STEEL: Officials Sued For Insider Trading Manipulations
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A class-action lawsuit was filed against the Weirton Steel Corp.,
alleging that company officials took advantage of insider knowledge
when they exercised stock options that resulted in millions of dollars
in profits, according to a recent Associated Press report appearing in
the Charleston Gazette.  

Lee Roy Edwards of Weirton filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of
himself and "other similarly situated individuals."

The lawsuit, which was prepared by Weirton attorney Ed Zagula, charges
that company officials denied such profits to participants in the
company's Employees Stock Ownership Plans by delaying the release of
approximately 1,090,367 shares of common stock and 94,662 shares of
preferred stock earned during the first quarter of 2000.  

Stocks earned through the ESOP were held more than eight weeks, until
June 2, 2000, when they are normally released within four to five
weeks.  

That delay, alleges the lawsuit, permitted top officials to exercise
stock options on May 3, 2000 and to purchase the allowed shares at
$3.88 each and to immediately sell them for $6.69 each.  These
circumstances caused the stock to rapidly lose value, driving prices
down to $4.00 per share after June 3, 2000.

Mr. Zagula commented that hundreds of people have been affected by
"insiders dumping shares."  

It was not immediately clear, however, which Weirton Steel officials
were named in the lawsuit, which seeks punitive damages.

No hearing date has been set.

  
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