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              Wednesday, July 11, 2001, Vol. 3, No. 134

                             Headlines


AETHER SYSTEMS: Wolf Haldenstein Files Shareholder Suit in S.D. NY
BABCOCK & WILSON: Settles Age Discrimination Suit With Workers
CELLCOM: Court Awards NIS 7.1 Million to Talkman Users
DELTATHREE.COM INC: Scott & Scott File Securities Suit in PA
DRKOOP.COM INC: Settles Securities Suit For $4.25 Million Cash

DRUGSTORE.COM INC: Schiffrin & Barroway File Suit in S.D. NY
ECI TELECOM: Marc Henzel Files Shareholder Suit in E.D. Virginia
E.PIPHANY INC: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
EXTREME NETWORKS: Schiffrin & Barroway File Plaint in S.D. NY
FORD MOTOR: AARP Joins the Fray

FORD MOTOR: Considers Changes to Performance Evaluation System
GADZOOX NETWORKS: Scott & Scott Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
INFOSPACE INC: Rabin & Peckel File WA Shareholder Suit
INFOSPACE INC: Scott & Scott Files Shareholder Suit in Washington
LEAD PAINT LITIGATION: NAACP Plans to Sue Industry

MARCONI PLC: Berger & Montague Files Suit in W.D. Pennsylvania
MARCONI PLC: Alfred Yates Files Complaint for ADR Buyers
NEW FOCUS: Schiffrin & Barroway File S-holder Suit in S.D. NY
NEXT LEVEL: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
ONE.TEL: Suit to Recover $600M Unlikely to Continue

ONVIA.COM INC: Marc Henzel Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
ONVIA.COM INC: Wolf Haldenstein Files S-holder Suit in S.D. NY
PORTAL SOFTWARE: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY



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AETHER SYSTEMS: Wolf Haldenstein Files Shareholder Suit in S.D. NY
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On July 6, 2001, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP
commenced a class action lawsuit in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of
purchasers of Aether Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETH) between October
20, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive, against defendants
Aether, certain of its officers and directors, and its
underwriters.

The case name and index number are Toennesmann v. Aether Systems,
Inc. et al, (01-CV-6136). A copy of the complaint filed in this
action is available from the Court, or can be viewed on the Wolf
Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP website at www.whafh.com.

The complaint alleges that defendants violated the federal
securities laws by issuing and selling Aether common stock pursuant
to the October 20, 1999 IPO without disclosing to investors that
some of the underwriters in the offering, including the lead
underwriters, had solicited and received excessive and undisclosed
commissions from certain investors.

Specifically, the complaint alleges that in exchange for the
excessive commissions, defendants allocated Aether shares to
customers at the IPO price. To receive the allocations (i.e., the
ability to purchase shares) at the IPO price, the underwriters'
brokerage customers had to agree to purchase additional shares in
the aftermarket at progressively higher prices. The requirement
that customers make additional purchases at progressively higher
prices as the price of Aether stock rocketed upward, a practice
known on Wall Street as "laddering", was intended to drive Aether's
share price up to artificially high levels. This artificial price
inflation enabled both the underwriters and their customers to reap
enormous profits by buying stock at the IPO price and then selling
it later for a profit at inflated aftermarket prices.

Buyers of Aether securities during the class period may request for
court appointment as lead plaintiff by August 20, 2001. For more
information, contact Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP at
270 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016, by telephone at (800)
575-0735 (Fred Taylor Isquith, Esq., Gustavo Bruckner Esq., Thomas
Burt, Esq., Michael Miske, or George Peters), via e-mail at
classmember@whafh.com or visit the firm's website at
http://www.whafh.com.Your e-mail should refer to Aether.  


BABCOCK & WILSON: Settles Age Discrimination Suit With Workers
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A federal judge in Ohio recently approved the settlement of a
lawsuit filed against Babcock & Wilson by 36 former nuclear plant
workers, all over 40 years old,  who claimed they lost their jobs
because of their age after the company, in 1997, took over
operation of the plant from EG&G Mound Applied Technologies, where
the workers had worked between 21 and 31 years , according to an
Associated Press report written by James Hannah.

Under the settlement, eligible former workers will receive lump-sum
retirement benefits based on age and service.  They also will get
$200 a month supplemental pension payments up to $23,800 to help
pay for health insurance; the workers will be allowed to buy health
insurance at the same lower rates as current Mound workers.  In
addition, Babcock & Wilson will place $300,000 in a trust fund to
help the workers cover the cost of carrying on the lawsuit.

As part of the settlement, the workers agreed not to pursue any
future discrimination claims against the company and to drop the
lawsuit without making it a class action.  The workers had
originally asked the court to allow the lawsuit to represent what
they said were more than 100 former workers in a similar situation.

Daniel Beerck, an attorney for the workers, said "We believe the
settlement is fair and adequate to meet their needs and concerns."  
"I'm not satisfied with it at all," said Gary Young, 55, of
Gernantown, as he estimated his retirement benefits will be 30%
lower --or more than $100,000 less -- than what they would have
been had he been able to keep his job.

In settlement documents, Babcock & Wilson denied any wrongdoing or
liability.  The company said that studies by statistician Sharon
Kelly demonstrated there was no discriminatory impact in its hiring
practices.  "The settlement, which was for less than the
anticipated cost of defending the litigation, demonstrates what
we've said all along," said company president Peyton Bake";
"Babcock & Wilson acted properly in its hiring practices when it
took over the site."

The plant, which is located in suburban Miamisburg, began operation
in 1949, producing triggers for nuclear weapons. Production ended
in 1994 and cleanup of radioactive and hazardous material became
the primary activity at the 306-acre site.


CELLCOM: Court Awards NIS 7.1 Million to Talkman Users
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Cellcom will pay NIS 7.1 million to 2.3 million subscribers after
Tel Aviv District Court accepted a class action against the
company.  Assaf Bergerfreund, writing for Ha'aretz, reports that
the class action suit claimed Cellcom had broken the terms of its
license and raised the cost of calls for its Talkman subscribers
before receiving the necessary approval.  The class action was
filed by Haim Keren.

The 2.3 million who will benefit from the lawsuit are made up of
current subscribers as well as those who have left the company.  
The former subscribers will get compensation of approximately NIS
2.5 each, and the remainder will be distributed among current
subscribers through reductions in monthly bills.

The parties also agreed out of court for the company to pay NIS 1.2
million to be divided between the petitioner and his attorney,
Ha'aretz reports.


DELTATHREE.COM INC: Scott & Scott File Securities Suit in PA
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The Connecticut based law firm of Scott & Scott, LLC, announced a
class action lawsuit was filed on June 26, 2001, on behalf of
purchasers of the securities of deltathree.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: DDDC)
between November 23, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive.

The action is pending in the United States District Court, Southern
District of New York, against the following defendants:

     * deltathree.com
     * Lehman Brothers, Inc.
     * Merrill Lynch, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
     * Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.
     * Goldman Sachs & Co.
     * Amos Sela, and
     * Mark J. Hirschhorn.

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 November 23, 1999, deltathree commenced an initial public
offering of 6,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering
price of $15 per share.

In connection therewith, deltathree filed a registration statement,
which incorporated a prospectus (the "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) Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and Goldman
Sachs had solicited and received excessive and undisclosed
commissions from certain investors in exchange for which Lehman
Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs allocated
to those investors material portions of the restricted number of
deltathree shares issued in connection with the deltathree IPO; and

     (ii) Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and Goldman
Sachs had entered into agreements with customers whereby Lehman
Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs agreed to
allocate deltathree shares to those customers in the deltathree IPO
in exchange for which the customers agreed to purchase additional
deltathree shares in the aftermarket at pre-determined prices.

Buyers of the securities of deltathree between November 23, 1999
and December 6, 2000 may, no later than August 14, 2001, request
court appointment as lead plaintiff.  For more information, contact
David R. Scott, Esq. or Neil Rothstein, Esq. at 800/404-7770 or e-
mail at nrothstein@scott-scott.com.


DRKOOP.COM INC: Settles Securities Suit For $4.25 Million Cash
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drkoop.com Inc. (OTCBB:KOOP) said that it has reached a tentative
agreement to settle the consolidated securities class action
lawsuit filed against the company and certain former officers and
directors and one current director of the company in the United
States District Court for the Western District of Texas, as well as
a shareholder's derivative lawsuit filed against certain former
officers and directors of the company in the same court.

Under the terms of the settlement, which is subject to the
preparation and execution of definitive settlement documents and
court approval, all claims against the company and all defendants
will be dismissed in their entirety without admission of liability
or wrongdoing by any party.

The cash component of the settlement, $4.25 million, will be funded
entirely with proceeds from the company's directors' and officers'
liability insurance. As such, the cash settlement payment will have
no adverse effect on the company's financial position. The
settlement will also include an equity component consisting of 4
million warrants, priced at $2.50 per share, to purchase the
company's common stock.

Richard Rosenblatt, CEO and co-chairman of drkoop.com, commented,  
"We believe that our decision to settle the consolidated class
action and the derivative suit is in the best interest of our
shareholders because, among other things, it will remove the
uncertainty, expense and distraction of continuing litigations.
This will enable us to concentrate on driving growth and
profitability in our operations."

About drkoop.com

Founded in 1997, drkoop.com is a publicly traded company that is
committed to the tradition of excellence established by the former
U.S. Surgeon General. drkoop.com is a trusted source for consumers
seeking quality health and wellness information, products and
services that empower people across the health spectrum to make
informed lifestyle choices.

drkoop.com products and services are designed to empower every
individual to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. drkoop.com
and its subsidiary drDrew.com have more than 2 million registered
users. For more information, visit www.drkoop.com.


DRUGSTORE.COM INC: Schiffrin & Barroway File Suit in S.D. NY
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The Law Firm of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP filed a class action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York, located at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY
10007 on behalf of all purchasers of the common stock of
drugstore.com, inc. (Nasdaq: DSCM) from July 27, 1999 through
December 6, 2000, inclusive.

On or about July 27, 1999, drugstore.com commenced an initial
public offering of 5,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an
offering price of $18 per share. In connection therewith,
drugstore.com filed a registration statement, which incorporated a
prospectus, with the SEC.

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

     (i) Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated had solicited and
received excessive and undisclosed commissions from certain
investors in exchange for which Morgan Stanley allocated to those
investors material portions of the restricted number of
drugstore.com shares issued in connection with the drugstore.com
IPO; and

     (ii) Morgan Stanley had entered into agreements with customers
whereby Morgan Stanley agreed to allocate drugstore.com shares to
those customers in the drugstore.com IPO in exchange for which the
customers agreed to purchase additional drugstore.com 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.

Members of the class described above may, not later than August 27,
2001, move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class.  For
more information, contact Marc A. Topaz, Esq. or Stuart L. Berman,
Esq. of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP, Three Bala Plaza East, Suite
400, Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004, toll free at 1-888-299-7706 or 1-610-
667-7706, or via e-mail at info@sbclasslaw.com.


ECI TELECOM: Marc Henzel Files Shareholder Suit in E.D. Virginia
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The law offices of Marc S. Henzel 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.

The following are named as defendants in the complaint:

     * ECI Telecom
     * Doran Inbar, ECI Telecom's President
     * Avi Ben- Assayaq, ECI Telecom's Chief Financial Officer
     * 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 which 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.

Members of the class described above have until August 11, 2001 to
participate in the case and ask for court appointment as one of the
lead plaintiffs for the Class.  For more information, 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.


E.PIPHANY INC: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
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The law firm of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP filed a
class action lawsuit on July 9, 2001, on behalf of purchasers of
the securities of E.piphany, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPNY) between September
21, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive.

A copy of the complaint filed in this action is available from the
Court, or can be viewed on Milberg Weiss' website at:
http://www.milberg.com/epiphany/

The action is pending in the United States District Court, Southern
District of New York, located at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY
10007, against the following defendants:

     * E.piphany
     * Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation
     * Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated
     * BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Inc.
     * Roger S. Siboni
     * Kevin J. Yeaman, and
     * Eliot L. Wegbreit.

On or about September 21, 1999, E.piphany commenced an initial
public offering of 4,150,000 of its shares of common stock at an
offering price of $16 per share. In connection therewith, E.piphany
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, Merrill and Robertson Stephens had
solicited and received excessive and undisclosed commissions from
certain investors in exchange for which Credit Suisse, Merrill and
Robertson Stephens allocated to those investors material portions
of the restricted number of E.piphany shares issued in connection
with the E.piphany IPO; and

     (ii) Credit Suisse, Merrill and Robertson Stephens had entered
into agreements with customers whereby Credit Suisse, Merrill and
Robertson Stephens agreed to allocate E.piphany shares to those
customers in the E.piphany IPO in exchange for which the customers
agreed to purchase additional E.piphany 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.

Buyers of the securities of E.piphany between September 21, 1999
and December 6, 2000 may, no later than September 7, 2001, request
court appointment as lead plaintiff.  For more information, contact
the following attorneys: Steven G. Schulman or Samuel H. Rudman, of
Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, One Pennsylvania Plaza,
49th fl. New York, NY, 10119-0165, Phone number: (800) 320-5081,
Email: Epiphanycase@milbergNY.com, Website: http://www.milberg.com


EXTREME NETWORKS: Schiffrin & Barroway File Plaint in S.D. NY
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The Law Firm of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP filed a class action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York on behalf of all purchasers of the common
stock of Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) from April 8, 1999
through December 6, 2000, inclusive.

On or about April 8, 1999, Extreme Networks commenced an initial
public offering of 7,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an
offering price of $17 per share. In connection therewith, Extreme
Networks filed a registration statement, which incorporated a
prospectus, with the SEC. The complaint alleges that the Prospectus
was materially false and misleading because it failed to disclose,
among other things, that:

     (i) Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., BancBoston Robertson Stephens
Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. had solicited and received excessive
and undisclosed commissions from certain investors in exchange for
which the defendants allocated to those investors material portions
of the restricted number of Extreme Networks' shares issued in
connection with the Extreme Networks IPO; and

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

Members of the class described above may, not later than September
4, 2001, move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class.  
For more information on this action,  contact Marc A. Topaz, Esq.
or Stuart L. Berman, Esq. of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP, Three Bala
Plaza East, Suite 400, Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004, toll free at 1-888-
299-7706 or 1-610-667-7706, or via e-mail at info@sbclasslaw.com.


FORD MOTOR: AARP Joins the Fray
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Leading U.S. advocacy group for retired and older workers AARP
announced Friday it was throwing its weight behind a lawsuit
against Ford Motor Co., Reuters reported.
  
AARP Foundation Litigation spokesman Tom Osborne told Reuters, "We
have proposed to join the suit and will be joining it.  We have
agreed with the counsel for the plaintiffs that we will
participate."  Foundation Litigation is the American Association
of Retired Persons (AARP)'s Washington-based legal arm, and will
reportedly act as co-counsel in the case.

The lawsuit, which alleges that the company discriminates against
older white collar employees by using a 2-year-old employee grading
system to rid itself of older management-level staff, was filed in
a Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit.  The system grades mid-
level managers A, B, or C for their annual job performance.  
Managers who get a grade of C for 2 years may end up getting fired
or demoted, Reuters reports.

Ford spokeswoman Kathleen Vokes told Reuters, "Competition in this
day and age is tough.  We need to keep the best talent.  It's a
fair system, and we do not discriminate against anyone in any way,
shape or form."


FORD MOTOR: Considers Changes to Performance Evaluation System
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Ford Motor Co [F] management is considering changes to its white-
collar performance evaluation system, a report in the Wall Street
Journal's online edition for Monday said.  The report said the
changes are to be announced this week.

The review of the personnel policies comes before a two-day
directors meeting that begins on Wednesday.  


GADZOOX NETWORKS: Scott & Scott Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
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Scott & Scott, LLC (scottlaw@scott-scott.com), a Connecticut- based
law firm with offices in the Philadelphia area announced a class
action lawsuit was filed on June 6, 2001, on behalf of purchasers
of the securities of Gadzoox Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZOOX) between
July 19, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive.

The action is pending in the United States District Court, Southern
District of New York, l against the following defendants:

     * Gadzoox
     * Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.
     * BancBoston Robertson Stephens
     * Bill Sickler
     * Christine E. Munson, and
     * Alistair Black.

On or about July 19, 1999, Gadzoox commenced an initial public
offering of 3,500,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering
price of $21.00 per share. In connection therewith, Gadzoox 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 Gadzoox shares issued in connection with the
Gadzoox IPO; and

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

Purchasers of the securities of Gadzoox between July 19, 1999 and
December 6, 2000 may, no later than August 6, 2001, request court
appointment as lead plaintiff.  For more information, contact:
David R. Scott, Esq. or Neil Rothstein, Esq. at 800/404-7770 or e-
mail at scottlaw@scott-scott.com.


INFOSPACE INC: Rabin & Peckel File WA Shareholder Suit
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The law firm of Rabin & Peckel LLP filed a class action complaint
in the United States District Court for the Western District of
Washington on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased
InfoSpace Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSP) common stock during the
period from January 26, 2000 through and including January 30,
2001, both dates inclusive.

The complaint was brought against InfoSpace and Naveen Jain
(founder and Chairman of the Board, as well as the former CEO and
President). The case is numbered C01-992P.

The Complaint alleges that defendants violated Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by making a series of
materially false and misleading statements about the company's
actual fiscal year 1999 and 2000 financial performance and
defendants' expectations concerning InfoSpace's fiscal year 2001
revenue and earnings. Specifically, the complaint alleges that
defendants' public representations were the result of their efforts
to manipulate the reported earnings and expected fiscal year 2001
performance of InfoSpace and were designed to allow defendant Jain
to sell millions of dollars of his own InfoSpace shares at
artificially inflated prices. The complaint also alleges that the
defendants' misstatements permitted InfoSpace to complete a series
of acquisitions using InfoSpace's artificially inflated stock as
currency (including the October 2000 acquisition of Go2Net). As the
truth began to come out concerning defendants' conduct, InfoSpace's
shares fell to less than $6 a share, a decline of 95% from their
Class Period high.

Buyers of InfoSpace common stock during the Class Period described
above may, no later than August 20, 2001, request court appointment
as lead plaintiff.  For more information, contact plaintiff's
counsel, Rekha M. Carozza and Maurice Pesso, Rabin & Peckel LLP,
275 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, by telephone at (800) 497-
8076 or (212) 682-1818, by facsimile at (212) 682-1892, or by e-
mail at email@rabinlaw.com.


INFOSPACE INC: Scott & Scott Files Shareholder Suit in Washington
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Scott & Scott, LLC (scottlaw@scott-scott.com), a Connecticut-based
law firm with offices outside of Philadelphia, filed a class action
that has been commenced in the United States District Court for the
Western District of Washington on behalf of all purchasers of
InfoSpace, Inc. (Nasdaq: INSP) common stock during the period from
January 26, 2000 through January 30, 2001.

The complaint charges InfoSpace and its founder and Chairman Naveen
Jain with violations of the federal securities laws. Specifically,
plaintiffs have brought claims under sections 10(b) and 20 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The complaint charges InfoSpace and its founder and Chairman,
Naveen Jain, with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The complaint alleges that between January 2000 and January
2001, Defendants disseminated false and misleading information
concerning InfoSpace's actual FY 1999 and 2000 financial
performance and Defendants' expectations concerning InfoSpace's FY
2001 revenue and earnings. In fact, neither InfoSpace's reported FY
1999 and FY 2000 results nor its projected FY 2001 performance were
accurate.

Defendants' public representations were the result of Defendants'
efforts to manipulate InfoSpace's reported earnings and expected FY
2001 performance and were designed to (and did) allow:

     (i) Jain to sell millions of dollars of his own InfoSpace
shares at artificially inflated prices; and

     (ii) allow Defendants to complete a series of acquisitions
using shares of InfoSpace's artificially inflated stock as
currency, including the October 2000 acquisition of Go2Net.

On January 30, 2001, after Defendants had completed several
acquisitions using inflated InfoSpace shares as currency,
Defendants disclosed that, contrary to the representations made by
them during 2000 that InfoSpace was experiencing strong revenue
growth during 4Q99, and FY 2000 and that InfoSpace would continue
to post strong revenue growth through FY 2001, InfoSpace would
report no revenue growth or EPS for FY 2001, but rather would
report declining revenue and a significant loss for the year. As
Defendants began to reveal some of their improper conduct,
including the fact that Defendants' projected revenues and earnings
estimates were false, InfoSpace's shares fell to less than $6 per
share, a 95% decline from their Class Period high of $138-1/2 per
share.

Persons who wish to serve as lead plaintiffmay request for court
appointment by August 18, 2001. For more information on this
actionn, contact David R. Scott, Esq. or Neil Rothstein, Esq. at
800/404-7770 or e-mail at nrothstein@scott-scott.com.


LEAD PAINT LITIGATION: NAACP Plans to Sue Industry
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NAACP president Kweisi Mfume (pronounced Kwah-EE-see Oom-FOO-may)
said Sunday the civil rights organization is planning to sue the
lead paint industry, the Associated Press reports.  The planned
lawsuit will try to hold the industry accountable for health
problems linked to lead in paint.

The AP report said Mfume announced more details would be released
later during the 92nd annual convention of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People, which started Saturday, July
7, 2001 and ends Friday, July 13.   

Mfume told AP, "For us it's a civil rights issue because you ought
to have every reasonable expectation that as an American, you have
the right to grow up in an environmentally safe situation, where
you're not put at risk."  He added, "This affects everybody.  
This is not a black problem in the ghetto or in white suburbia,
it's everywhere these houses exist."

Lead-based paint was widely used in homes throughout the 1950s and
1960s until being banned in 1978.   High levels, lead can cause
kidney damage, seizures, coma and death. Children are most commonly
exposed to lead by inhaling lead-paint dust or eating paint flakes.


MARCONI PLC: Berger & Montague Files Suit in W.D. Pennsylvania
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The law firm of Berger & Montague, P.C.,
(http://www.investorprotect.com)filed a class action suit on  
behalf of an investor against Marconi, PLC (Nasdaq: MONI) and two
of its principal officers in the United States District Court for
the Western District of Pennsylvania on behalf of all persons or
entities who purchased Marconi, PLC American Deposit Receipts
during the period from April 11, 2001 through July 4, 2001,
inclusive.

The complaint charges defendants with violations of Sections 10(b)
and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for falsely
reassuring investors during the class period that its revenues
would rise this year, claiming that its geographic and business mix
left it relatively immune from the economic downturn, and that it
saw no need to change its guidance. For example, on April 11, 2001,
in reaction to analysts' concerns about the impact the economic
downturn was having on the Company's industry, Defendants falsely
assured the investing community that Marconi did not need to change
its earning guidance because "the end demand is still there."
However, less than three months later, on July 4, 2001, Marconi
belatedly issued a profit warning, finally disclosing that tougher
trading conditions in the three months to June meant that sales for
the year would be 15 percent lower than last year. In addition,
operating profit would be down by 50 percent for the year ending
March 2002.

The disclosure of Marconi's true financial condition was
devastating to shareholders. Marconi ADR's, which hit a class
period high of $12.50 on May 2, 2001, and had closed at $7.03 on
July 3, 2001, dropped by over fifty percent when trading resumed,
and closed on July 5, 2001 at only $3.35 per share.

The complaint alleges that as a result of defendants' conduct,
plaintiff and other members of the Class suffered damages. The
lawsuit seeks to recover losses suffered by individual and
institutional investors who purchased the Company's ADR's during
the Class Period at artificially inflated prices.

Buyers of Marconi, PLC ADR's during the period from April 11, 2001
through July 4, 2001, inclusive may, no later than September 7,
2001 move to be appointed as a Lead Plaintiff.  For more
information on this case, contact Sherrie R. Savett, Esquire or      
Stuart J. Guber, Esq., or Kimberly A. Walker, Investor Relations
Manager, Berger & Montague, P.C., 1622 Locust Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19103, Phone: 888-891-2289 or 215-875-3000, Fax: 215-875-5715,
Website: http://www.investorprotect.com,e-mail:  
InvestorProtect@bm.net.


MARCONI PLC: Alfred Yates Files Complaint for ADR Buyers
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The Law Office of Alfred G. Yates, Jr. commenced a class action in
the United States District Court for the Western District of
Pennsylvania on behalf of purchasers of Marconi plc (Nasdaq: MONI)
publicly traded American Depository Receipts during the period
between April 11, 2001 and July 4, 2001, inclusive.

The complaint charges Marconi plc, George Simpson, John Mayo and
Steve Hare with violating Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Marconi supplies advanced
communication solutions and key technologies for the Internet. The
complaint alleges that at the beginning of the Class Period,
defendants represented that Marconi would meet expectations for
2001. Defendants assured investors that Marconi would achieve
growth in the telecom equipment sector, there was increasing demand
by businesses and consumers for communications services, it was
confident its performance in 2002 would improve and the there was
demand for European orders of optical networking. However,
defendants' statements were materially false and misleading because
Marconi's customers were reviewing their budgets for decreased
spending, Marconi's competitors were experiencing a severe downturn
in customer spending, Marconi was experiencing a significant
falloff in European orders, and positive growth for Marconi for
fiscal 2002 was unrealistic.

On July 4, 2001, Marconi revealed that, contrary to prior
assurances by defendants of Marconi's continuing growth, yearly
sales would be down 15% and operating profit would be down 50% for
the year ending 2002. This disclosure shocked the market, causing
Marconi's American Depository Receipts, which hit a class period
high of $12.50 on May 2, 2001, and had closed at $7.03 on July 3,
2001, to drop by over fifty percent when trading resumed, and
closed on July 5, 2001 at only $3.35 per share.

This class action lawsuit is available to all individual and
institutional investors who purchased American Depository Receipts
during the period between April 11, 2001 and July 4, 2001,
inclusive. Members of this class may, no later than 60 days from
July 9, 2001, move the court to serve as a lead plaintiff of the
class.  For more information, contact: Alfred G. Yates Jr, Esq.,
519 Allegheny Building, 429 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15219, telephone toll free at 800-391-5164, or 412-391-5164, or via
e-mail at yateslaw@aol.com or fax at 412-471-1033.


NEW FOCUS: Schiffrin & Barroway File S-holder Suit in S.D. NY
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The law firm of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP filed a class action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York, located at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY
10007 on behalf of all purchasers of the common stock of New Focus,
Inc. (Nasdaq: NUFO) from May 18, 2000 through December 6, 2000,
inclusive.

On or about May 18, 2000, New Focus commenced an initial public
offering of 5,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering
price of $20 per share. In connection therewith, New Focus filed a
registration statement, which incorporated a prospectus, with the
SEC. The complaint alleges that the Prospectus was materially false
and misleading because it failed to disclose, among other things,
that:

     (i) Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation, FleetBoston
Robertson Stephens, Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Incorporated had solicited and received excessive and undisclosed
commissions from certain investors in exchange for which Credit
Suisse, Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch allocated to those
investors material portions of the restricted number of New Focus
shares issued in connection with the New Focus IPO; and

     (ii) Credit Suisse, Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch had
entered into agreements with customers whereby Credit Suisse,
Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch agreed to allocate New Focus
shares to those customers in the New Focus IPO in exchange for
which the customers agreed to purchase additional New Focus 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.

Members of the class described above may, not later than August 27,
2001, move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class.  For
more information, contact Marc A. Topaz, Esq. or Stuart L. Berman,
Esq. of Schiffrin & Barroway, LLP, Three Bala Plaza East, Suite
400, Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004, toll free at 1-888-299-7706 or 1-610-
667-7706, or via e-mail at info@sbclasslaw.com.


NEXT LEVEL: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
----------------------------------------------------------
The law firm of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP filed a
class action lawsuit on July 9, 2001, on behalf of purchasers of
the securities of Next Level Communnications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTV)
between November 9, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive. A copy of
the complaint filed in this action is available from the Court, or
can be viewed on Milberg Weiss' website at:
http://www.milberg.com/nextlevel/

The action is pending in the United States District Court, Southern
District of New York, located at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY
10007, against the following defendants:

     * Next Level
     * Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated
     * Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation
     * Lehman Brothers, Inc.
     * BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Inc.
     * Peter W. Keeler, and
     * James T. Wandrey.

On or about November 9, 1999, Next Level commenced an initial
public offering of 8,500,000 of its shares of common stock at an
offering price of $20 per share. In connection therewith, Next
Level 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) Merrill, Credit Suisse, Lehman and Robertson Stephens had
solicited and received excessive and undisclosed commissions from
certain investors in exchange for which Merrill, Credit Suisse,
Lehman and Robertson Stephens allocated to those investors material
portions of the restricted number of Next Level shares issued in
connection with the Next Level IPO; and

     (ii) Merrill, Credit Suisse, Lehman and Robertson Stephens had
entered into agreements with customers whereby Merrill, Credit
Suisse, Lehman and Robertson Stephens agreed to allocate Next Level
shares to those customers in the Next Level IPO in exchange for
which the customers agreed to purchase additional Next Level 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.

Buyers of the securities of Next Level between November 9, 1999 and
December 6, 2000 may, no later than August 31, 2001, request court
appointment as lead plaintiff.   For more information, contact
attorneys Steven G. Schulman or Samuel H. Rudman of Milberg Weiss
Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th fl. New
York, NY, 10119-0165, Phone number: (800) 320-5081, Email:
NextLevelcase@milbergNY.com, Website: http://www.milberg.com


ONE.TEL: Suit to Recover $600M Unlikely to Continue
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The class action to recover $600 million arising out of the
collapse of Australia's One.Tel is unlikely to proceed, according
to a recent report in the Australasian Business Intelligence:The
Australian Financial Review.

The announcement was made by representatives from the two law firms
representing the plaintiffs, Slater & Gordon and Maurice Blackburn
Cashman, both class action specialists.  They explained that
continuing with the action would be very expensive, time-consuming
and unlikely to return the lost money to creditors.

Nick Styant-Browne, of the firm Slater & Gordon, does not rule out
a plaintiff action in the future; he added, however, that the
matter of commencing a class action in the future is not presently
under consideration.


ONVIA.COM INC: Marc Henzel Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
-----------------------------------------------------------
The Law Offices of Marc S. Henzel filed a securities class action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York on behalf all persons who acquired Onvia.com,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ONVI) securities between March 1, 2000 and December
6, 2000.

The following are named as defendants in the complaint:

     * Onvia
     * Glenn S. Ballman
     * Mark T. Calvert
     * Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.
     * Chase Securities, Inc., and
     * Fleet Boston Robertson Stephens, Inc.

Credit Suisse, Chase, and Fleet Boston are co-lead underwriters of
the Company's initial public offering of 8,000,000 shares of common
stock at $21.00 per share on February 29, 2000.

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) and Sections 11 and 15 of the Securities
Act of 1933, for issuing a Registration Statement and Prospectus
that contained material misrepresentations and/or omissions. The
Prospectus was issued in connection with the Onvia IPO. The
complaint alleges that the Prospectus was false and misleading
because it failed to disclose

     (i) the Underwriter Defendants' agreement with certain
investors to provide them with significant amounts of restricted
Onvia shares in the IPO in exchange for exorbitant and undisclosed
commissions; and

     (ii) the agreement between the Underwriter Defendants and
certain of its customers whereby the Underwriter Defendants would
allocate shares in the IPO to those customers in exchange for the
customers' agreement to purchase Onvia shares in the after-market
at pre-determined prices.

For more information concerning this case, 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.


ONVIA.COM INC: Wolf Haldenstein Files S-holder Suit in S.D. NY
--------------------------------------------------------------
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP filed a class action
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York, on behalf of purchasers of Onvia.com, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ONVI) between March 1, 2000 and December 6, 2000,
inclusive, against defendants Onvia, certain of its officers and
directors, and its underwriters.

The case name and index number are Stoddard v. Onvia.com, Inc. et
al, (01-CV-6182). A copy of the complaint filed in this action is
available from the Court, or can be viewed on the Wolf Haldenstein
Adler Freeman & Herz LLP website at http://www.whafh.com.

The complaint alleges that defendants violated the federal
securities laws by issuing and selling Onvia common stock pursuant
to the March 1, 2000 IPO without disclosing to investors that some
of the underwriters in the offering, including the lead
underwriters, had solicited and received excessive and undisclosed
commissions from certain investors.

Specifically, the complaint alleges that in exchange for the
excessive commissions, defendants allocated Onvia shares to
customers at the IPO price. To receive the allocations (i.e., the
ability to purchase shares) at the IPO price, the underwriters'
brokerage customers had to agree to purchase additional shares in
the aftermarket at progressively higher prices. The requirement
that customers make additional purchases at progressively higher
prices as the price of Onvia stock rocketed upward (a practice
known on Wall Street as "laddering") was intended to (and did)
drive Onvia's share price up to artificially high levels. This
artificial price inflation enabled both the underwriters and their
customers to reap enormous profits by buying stock at the IPO price
and then selling it later for a profit at inflated aftermarket
prices.

Buyers of Onvia securities during the class period may request that
court appointment as lead plaintiff by August 13, 2001. For more
information on this action, contact Fred Taylor Isquith, Esq.,
Gustavo Bruckner Esq., Thomas Burt, Esq., Michael Miske, or George
Peters of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP at 270 Madison
Avenue, New York, New York 10016, by telephone at (800) 575-0735,
via e-mail at classmember@whafh.com or visit the firm's website at
http://www.whafh.com.Your e-mail should refer to Onvia.  


PORTAL SOFTWARE: Milberg Weiss Files Securities Suit in S.D. NY
---------------------------------------------------------------
The law firm of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP announces
that a class action lawsuit was filed on July 9, 2001, on behalf of
purchasers of the securities of Portal Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:
PRSF) between May 5, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive. A copy
of the complaint filed in this action is available from the Court,
or can be viewed on Milberg Weiss' website at:
http://www.milberg.com/portalsoftware/

The action is pending in the United States District Court, Southern
District of New York, located at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY
10007, against the following defendants:

     * Portal Software
     * Goldman Sachs & Co.
     * Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation
     * BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Inc.
     * John E. Little, and
     * Jack L. Acosta.

On or about May 5, 1999, Portal Software commenced an initial
public offering of 4,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an
offering price of $14 per share. In connection therewith, Portal
Software 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) Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Robertson Stephens had
solicited and received excessive and undisclosed commissions from
certain investors in exchange for which Goldman Sachs, Credit
Suisse and Robertson Stephens allocated to those investors material
portions of the restricted number of Portal Software shares issued
in connection with the Portal Software IPO; and

     (ii) Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Robertson Stephens had
entered into agreements with customers whereby Goldman Sachs,
Credit Suisse and Robertson Stephens agreed to allocate Portal
Software shares to those customers in the Portal Software IPO in
exchange for which the customers agreed to purchase additional
Portal Software 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.

Buyers of the securities of Portal Software between May 5, 1999 and
December 6, 2000 may, no later than September 7, 2001, request
court appointment as lead plaintiff. For more information on this
action, contact the following attorneys: Steven G. Schulman or
Samuel H. Rudman of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, One
Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th fl. New York, NY, 10119-0165, Phone
number: (800) 320-5081, Email: PortalSoftwarecase@milbergNY.com,
Website: http://www.milberg.com





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