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            Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Vol. 3, No. 231

                          Headlines


EL CAJON: Homeowners Sue City, FEMA Consultants Due To Flood Map Error
ENRON CORPORATION: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in S.D. TX
GROUND ZERO: Partnership Formed To Protect Workers at the WTC Site
HAYES LEMMERZ: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in E.D. Michigan
KENTUCKY: Judge Certifies Sales Tax Suit, State To Refund $24 Million

MICROSOFT CORPORATION: 800 New York Schools Eligible For Settlement
MICROSOFT CORPORATION: Court To Weigh Fairness of $1B Settlement
NESCO INC.: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in N.D. Oklahoma
NOVEN PHARMACEUTICALS: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in S.D. FL
PAYDAY LENDING: Suits Challenge Payday Lending Firms' Fees, Interest

PRODUCT RECALLS: CPSC Releases List Of Recalled Children's Products
RITALIN LITIGATION: Plaintiffs Voluntarily Withdraw Ritalin Suit
SIRIUS SATELLITE: Marc Henzel Initiates Securities Suit in Vermont
STARMEDIA NETWORK: Marc Henzel Initiates Securities Suit in S.D. NY
SYNTHRAX INNOVATIONS: Diet Drug Lipokinetix Could Cause Liver Problems

TURNSTONE SYSTEMS: Milberg Weiss Initiates Securities Suit in N.D. CA
UNIFY CORPORATION: Milberg Weiss Lodges Securities Suit in N.D. CA
UNITED STATES: New Communities' Black Farmers To Sue Over Racial Bias
US WIRELESS: Milberg Weiss Commences Securities Suit in N.D. California
UTAH: Lawyers' Dispute Leads To Delay of Navajos' Suit Against State

VENTRO CORPORATION: Milberg Weiss Commences Securities Suit in N.D. CA
VERSATA INC.: Milberg Weiss, Scott Scott Appointed Lead Counsels
WEGMANS FOOD: Inaccurate Ingredient Label Sparks Bread Recall


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EL CAJON: Homeowners Sue City, FEMA Consultants Due To Flood Map Error
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350 El Cajon City homeowners filed a class action in San Diego state
court against the City and consultants hired by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) after a mistake on a FEMA flood map allegedly
caused them to pay for unnecessary flood insurance.

The homeowners are pursuing the suit in San Diego Superior Court after
a federal court had dismissed their suit last month, saying that the
suit was not filed in time.  Judge Thomas Whelan said an appeal should
have been filed within 90 days of June 19, 1997 when the flood plain
designation became effective. A federal lawsuit should have followed 60
days after that.

The suit contends that the plaintiffs paid $300 to $1,500 in flood
insurance premiums while their homes were wrongly considered to be at
an elevation with a 1 percent risk of flooding each year. The suit also
asserts the city and West Consultants failed to tell FEMA that numerous
flood-control projects had been built in the neighborhood from 1959 to
1988 and to review the flood plain map.  West Consultants denied that
the mistake was theirs, saying that city officials and developers were
responsible for giving his company accurate data.  David Williams,
president of West Consultants, asserted that the maps were created
using information from the city and aerial photographs, but not by land
surveys.

City attorney Morgan Foley said that the city might file cross-
complaints against FEMA or its consultants, "We're still going through
our files to prepare an appropriate defense for the city."

Attorney for the plaintiffs, Mike Cooper, said that West Consultants
were "negligent", saying the Company did not look for the existing
flood controls that meant his clients weren't in a high-risk flood
zone.  He added "West (Consultants) obviously should have seen these
massive concrete-lined channels.All they had to do is open their eyes."
He also told SignOnSanDiego that he was disappointed with the Federal
Court's ruling dismissing the suit, "I see the judge's order as nothing
more than a misunderstanding of our case.I'm not faulting the court. I
just wish that the court had given us an opportunity to be heard."

FEMA official, Jack Eldridge, said he was pleased with the federal
court's ruling, saying FEMA's mapping process already includes an ample
appeal procedure, which was mentioned in the judge's ruling.


ENRON CORPORATION: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in S.D. TX
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The Law Offices of Marc S. Henzel initiated a securities class action
in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas,
Houston Division, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Enron
Corporation (NYSE: ENE) between October 19, 1998 and October 17, 2001,
inclusive.

The suit is pending against the Company and:

     (1) Kenneth Lay,

     (2) Jeffrey K. Skilling and

     (3) Andrew Fastow.

The suit alleges 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 January 18, 2000 and October 17, 2001. These
misrepresentations artificially inflated the price of the Company's
common stock. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the Company
issued a series of statements concerning its business, financial
results and operations that failed to disclose:

     (i) that the Company's Broadband Services Division was
         experiencing declining demand for bandwidth and the Company's
         efforts to create a trading market for bandwidth were not
         meeting with success as many of the market participants were
         not creditworthy;

    (ii) that the Company's operating results were materially
         overstated as result of the Company failing to timely write-
         down the value of its investments with certain limited
         partnerships which were managed by the Company's chief
         financial officer; and

   (iii) that the Company was failing to write-down impaired assets on
         a timely basis in accordance with GAAP.

On October 16, 2001, the Company surprised the market by announcing
that it was taking non-recurring charges of $1.01 billion after-tax, or
($1.11) loss per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2001, the
period ending September 30, 2001.

Subsequently, the Company revealed that a material portion of the
unwinding of investments with certain limited partnerships were
controlled by Enron's Chief Financial Officer and that the Company
would be eliminating more than $1 billion in shareholder equity as a
result of its unwinding of the investments.  As this news began to be
assimilated by the market, the price of Company common stock dropped
significantly. During the Class Period, Company insiders disposed of
over $73 million of their personally held common stock to unsuspecting
investors.

For more information, contact Marc S. Henzel by Mail: 273 Montgomery
Ave., Suite 202 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 by Phone: 610.660.8000 or
888.643.6735 by Fax: 610.660.8080 by E-Mail: mhenzel182@aol.com or
visit the firm's Website: http://members.aol.com/mhenzel182


GROUND ZERO: Partnership Formed To Protect Workers at the WTC Site
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U.S. Labor Secretary, Elaine Chao, announced that an alliance has been
formed to protect the safety and health of thousands of workers at the
World Trade Center disaster site.

An earlier report in the Class Action Reporter stated that workers at
Ground Zero were suffering from persistent cough and chest complaints,
possibly the forerunners of a possible syndrome of illnesses that could
rival the Gulf War and Agent Orange syndromes in medical and legal
implications and fuel possible class actions.

Ms. Chao emphasized "Those who work at Ground Zero are selflessly
exposing themselves to serious hazards every day.This is a remarkable
partnership to ensure the safety of these heroes as much as possible,
because we can't let the terrorists claim another American life."

The WTC Emergency Project Partnership Agreement formalizes a commitment
to safety and health among contractors, employees, employee
representatives, and governmental agencies participating in the
emergency response efforts in lower Manhattan.

The participants in the partnership are:

     (1) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),

     (2) the New York City Department of Design and Construction,

     (3) the Fire Department of New York,

     (4) Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York,

     (5) Building Trades Employers' Association,

     (6) Contractors Association of Greater New York,

     (7) General Contractors Association,

     (8) AMEC Construction Management, Inc.,

     (9) Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc.,

    (10) Tully Construction Co., Inc., and

    (11) Turner/Plaza Construction Joint Venture.

The partnership agreement outlines a cooperative effort to ensure a
safe work environment. New safety and health initiatives have already
begun, including a new site orientation-training program and
establishment of a safety committee that includes representatives from
labor and management organizations as well as OSHA and other
participating agencies. The orientation program familiarizes workers
with potential hazards and personal protective equipment requirements.

John Henshaw, OSHA Administrator, praised the partnership for its
commitment to worker safety and health. "The World Trade Center site is
potentially the most dangerous workplace in the United States.Our
challenge is to ensure the September 11 tragedy claims no more victims
in terms of fatalities or serious injuries or illnesses."


HAYES LEMMERZ: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in E.D. Michigan
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The Law Office of Marc S. Henzel initiated a securities class action in
the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf
of all shareholders who purchased the common stock of Hayes Lammerz
International, Inc. (NYSE: HAZ) between June 8, 2000 and September 5,
2001.

The suit alleges that the Company violated the federal securities laws
by issuing a series of material misrepresentations to the market
concerning its financial results for fiscal 2000 and the first quarter
of fiscal 2001. Specifically, the reported net loss of $41.8 million
for fiscal 2000 was understated by at least 31% and was actually $56.4
million for that fiscal year period. Net loss for the first quarter of
fiscal 2001, which was previously reported as $7.6 million, was
understated by a staggering 350% and was actually $34.7 million for the
quarter. The Company stated that its investigation relating to these
financial misrepresentations would continue and that additional
restatements/adjustments may be necessary. Also, as a result of these
restatements, the Company revealed that it was in breach of certain
financial covenants under its senior credit facility.

On September 5, 2001, when this adverse information was disclosed, the
stock was halted from trading and opened the following day at $2.10 per
share. This represented a 50% decline from the prior day's trading
price of $4.15 per share and more than a 90% decline from the $20 per
share Company stock had been trading at during the class period.

For more information, contact Marc S. Henzel by Mail: 273 Montgomery
Ave., Suite 202 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 by Phone: 610.660.8000 or
888.643.6735 by Fax: 610.660.8080 by E-Mail: mhenzel182@aol.com or
visit the firm's Website: http://members.aol.com/mhenzel182


KENTUCKY: Judge Certifies Sales Tax Suit, State To Refund $24 Million
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The state of Kentucky could refund more than $24 million in used car
sales tax after State Judge Lisabeth Abramson granted class action
status to a suit challenging the sales-tax disparity in used vehicles.
Three Kentucky residents filed the suit in 1999, alleging that the
state's different tax treatment for used passenger vehicles bought in
Kentucky and elsewhere infringed on interstate commerce.

According to an Associated Press report, a Kentuckian who bought a
$5,000 used car with a $3,000 trade-in paid 6% tax on the difference
under the old tax setup.  However, a resident who bought the same car
out of state, even if it was just across the Ohio River, paid taxes on
the entire $5,000.

Judge Abramson's recent decision to make the lawsuit a class action
ordered state officials to notify more than 800,000 residents early
next year of their eligibility for partial refunds on sales tax. This
could pave the way for numerous claims, officials and attorneys for
both sides say, and take up to $24 million from the State's Road Fund.

Revenue Cabinet Secretary Dana Mayton told Associated Press, "In the
current budget situation, $24 million is a lot of money," while Mark
Pfeiffer, spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said some
projects may have to wait if the claims were to be settled.

Still undecided is what proof will be required for a refund and whether
the cost of notification, which could surpass $500,000, will be paid by
the state or from refund money, said Revenue Cabinet attorney Doug
Dowell. In January, the Revenue Cabinet placed claim forms in county
clerks' offices and on their Web site. About 855 people applied.


MICROSOFT CORPORATION: 800 New York Schools Eligible For Settlement
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Over 800 New York City schools are eligible to get part of the $1B
settlement in cash and computer services that Microsoft is giving to
the nation's poorest schools to settle hundreds of antitrust lawsuits.
The $1 billion settlement is still subject to court approval.

In an earlier Class Action Reporter issue, the software giant promised
that it would set up a provide computer technology resources to all K-
through-12 public schools in the United States, where around 70% of
these schools' population comes from low-income families. Microsoft
also said that it would grant $150 million to start a national
foundation that would provide grants to local foundations and
communications for purchasing computers and software.  Another $160
million will be contributed to a separate fund, overseen by the
foundation, to be used for technology support programs to assist
participating schools.

According to Crain's New York Business, 838 of the city's 1,218 public
schools are Title-I eligible, meaning that about 68% of the students at
the facility are entitled to either a free lunch or a reduced-price
lunch under federal guidelines.  Microsoft is stipulating that at least
70% of students at schools that apply for funds must be in federal
lunch programs.

The city's board of education said that 99% of the schools in the
system are wired for computers and that 63% of all classrooms have
Internet connections. She noted, however, many schools provide only
minimal computer access to students or have older equipment.




MICROSOFT CORPORATION: Court To Weigh Fairness of $1B Settlement
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U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz will consider today whether to
give the green light to the $1.B settlement proposed by software giant
Microsoft Corporation to settle hundreds of antitrust class actions.

The Company is proposing to provide $1 billion worth of computers,
software and training to nearly 12,500 schools, where 68% of the
students at the facility are qualified for federal meal assistance.
The settlement elicited mixed reactions from experts, with others
asserting that it was a creative solution that will put computers in
the hands of poor school children, and others deriding it as a legal
ruse that will further the company's dominant position in the computer
business.

Company CEO Steve Ballmer told reporters last week that the settlement
".avoids long and costly litigation for the company and at the same
time, really makes a difference in the lives of millions of school
children in some of the most economically disadvantaged schools in the
country."

Some class action attorneys from California oppose this view, saying
this was a ploy designed to entrench the Windows monopoly while
allowing the company to pay back only a tiny fraction of what it
actually owes consumers.  The attorneys will ask the judge to strike
down the settlement or allow their lawsuits to proceed separately in
California.

An important issue in the dispute is a U.S. antitrust doctrine that
holds that only a "direct purchaser" can collect damages in private
antitrust suits. Gene Crew, an antitrust attorney heading one of the
cases against the Company, says that the direct purchaser restriction
applies nationwide, except in the more than a dozen states like
California that have passed laws repealing it.  Judge Motz earlier
ruled that in states that had not passed the so-called "repealer"
statutes, antitrust litigants could not recover damages from the
company. That's because most consumers do not get Microsoft's Windows
software directly from the company, but pre-loaded onto a machine they
buy from a computer manufacturer.

The attorneys said such a settlement could neutralize cases like theirs
in repealer states, which they say still hold the potential for larger
damage awards against the Company.  Crew calls the settlement a "clever
tactic.whereby they hijack the California case and use it to lend value
to meritless cases elsewhere."  He further said the settlement "flunks
the smell test," because it is worth only a fraction of the amount
Microsoft might end up owing to consumers. He estimates that in
California alone, overcharges may total $3 billion to $9 billion.
Crew argued that the settlement deal is actually a "marketing device"
that "allows them to further entrench their monopoly" by spreading free
Microsoft software into primary and secondary schools.

The settling attorneys think otherwise, arguing the settlement was a
better deal for consumers than trying to divide the money among
individuals.  Michael Hausfeld, of the Cohen Milstein Hausfeld and Toll
lawfirm, asserted last week consumers would have gotten as little at
$10 apiece if Microsoft had agreed to reimburse them directly.  "This
was a very carefully thought-out plan," Hausfeld told Reuters. "There's
a lot of complaining out there, and there's no relationship between the
complaining and reality."  CEO Ballmer has denied the settlement is
aimed at boosting the company's market share in American schools,
saying money from the settlement can be used to buy software from
Microsoft competitors.


NESCO INC.: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in N.D. Oklahoma
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The Law Office of Marc S. Henzel filed a securities class action in the
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, on
behalf of all persons or entities who purchased Nesco, Inc. common
stock (Nasdaq: NESC) between April 26, 2000 and August 16, 2001, both
dates inclusive.

The suit names as defendants, the Company and:

     (1) Eddy L. Patterson,

     (2) James Howell, and

     (3) Larry Johnson

The suit alleges that defendants violated Section 10(b) and 20(a) of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 by issuing a series of
materially false and misleading statements about the Company's
quarterly and annual financial results for 2000, and its quarterly
financial results for the first quarter of 2001.

At the close of the class period, the Company restated its revenues for
2000 and the first quarter of 2001 to adjust for $3.65 million in
overbooked sales. The overbooked sales, which were the result of
accounting irregularities, forced the company to reduce its earnings
for 2000 to $588,000, or 6 cents a share, from the previously reported
$2.85 million, or 31 cents per share.

The suit alleges that as a result of these false and misleading
statements the price of the Company's common stock was artificially
inflated throughout the class period.

For more information, contact Marc S. Henzel by Mail: 273 Montgomery
Ave., Suite 202 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 by Phone: 610.660.8000 or
888.643.6735 by Fax: 610.660.8080 by E-Mail: mhenzel182@aol.com or
visit the firm's Website: http://members.aol.com/mhenzel182


NOVEN PHARMACEUTICALS: Marc Henzel Commences Securities Suit in S.D. FL
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The Law Offices of Marc S. Henzel initiated a securities class action
in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Florida, on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Noven
Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVN) between March 27, 2001 and November
1, 2001 inclusive.

The action, is pending against the Company and:

     (1) Robert C. Strauss, President, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive
         Officer;

     (2) James B. Messiry, Chief Financial Officer and

     (3) Steven Sablotsky, Co-Chairman and Director

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 materially false and misleading
statements to the market between March 27, 2001 and November 1, 2001.

Throughout the class period, the Company publicly touted two of its
women's hormone replacement products and represented that sales of
these agents would be substantial. These statements, as alleged in the
complaint, were materially false and misleading because by November 13,
2000, defendants knew that:

     (i) Novartis Pharma AG, its exclusive marketing agent in Europe,
         was not aggressively marketing the Company's two hormone
         drugs, and

    (ii) Novartis was instead marketing its own competing drug,
         Estraderm.

On August 2, 2001, the Company issued a press release that only
partially revealed the truth, stating that sales to Novartis were
weaker than analysts and investors had been led to believe. In
response, Company stock price plunged by 43%, to close at $18.98 on
August 3, 2001. Subsequently, on November 1, 2001, the Company issued a
press release that revealed, for the first time, that Novartis had its
own hormone-replacement system and would not be converting to its
product.  Also, that Novartis had excess-inventories of the Company's
products and that, as a result, European sales would decline
substantially in the fourth quarter of 2001 and 2002.  In response to
this announcement, Company stock price fell by 33% to $14.89

For more information, contact Marc S. Henzel by Mail: 273 Montgomery
Ave., Suite 202 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 by Phone: 610.660.8000 or
888.643.6735 by Fax: 610.660.8080 by E-Mail: mhenzel182@aol.com or
visit the firm's Website: http://members.aol.com/mhenzel182


PAYDAY LENDING: Suits Challenge Payday Lending Firms' Fees, Interest
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Arkansas Circuit Judge David Laser is expected to rule soon on a series
of class action cases against payday lenders, alleging that they charge
unreasonable business fees and usurious interest rates for their
deferred check services, the Associated Press recently reported.

According to attorney for the plaintiffs, Chris Averitt, "What's
happened in all the other cases is that (payday lenders) have
either settled, filed some kind of bankruptcy or shut down and left the
state."  He added, "What might happen is we get a very large judgment
and they either file bankruptcy, or for whatever reason, the judgment
is not collectable and they don't appeal it.  Our preference would be
that they actually appeal the case.We'd like the Arkansas Supreme Court
to issue an opinion one way or the other about its merits."

If Judge Laser decides in the plaintiffs' favor, they could be awarded
more than $3 million, twice the amount the defendants in the class
action suits have collected in fees, said Jay Scholtens, an attorney
with Averitt's law firm.  "What we need the judge to do is look past
all the games they play with words and recognize that the customer
needs money, he doesn't have money, he goes to this place and they
advance him money, then he pays a lot of money for the use of that
cash," Scholtens said. He says that is the the textbook definition of
interest, ".regardless of what they call it."

Article 19 of the Arkansas Constitution provides that lenders may
charge no more than five percent more than the Federal Reserve interest
rate, not to exceed 17 percent for their services.  In 1999, the
Legislature approved Act 1216, which provides that deferred-check
charges, which typically are $10 fees charged by payday lenders on top
of 10 percent of the amount loaned, are not interest and therefore
cannot be defined as usurious.  It is the Jonesboro attorneys'
contention that the cost paid for using money is interest, regardless
of what the lenders want to call it in order to escape the
constitutional limits placed on interest charges.

Longtime state Senator Cliff Hoofman, D-North Little Rock, agrees that
the loan companies are violating the law, citing a 2000 decision by the
Arkansas Supreme Court which says that the cost of using money is to be
considered interest. Therefore, the lenders are not only violating the
state Supreme Court's mandate but also the state Constitution's
provision defining the limits of interest. Senator Hoofman, who led the
legislative battle against Act 1216 and also lost an attempt earlier
this year to repeal the Act asserted "It's still the cost of using
money; therefore it is usurious."


PRODUCT RECALLS: CPSC Releases List Of Recalled Children's Products
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a list
of earlier recalled and dangerous children's products that may still be
in homes all over the country.  As families gather for the holidays,
the CPSC is warning consumers of many products with the potential to
seriously injure or kill that are still being used despite product and
recall warnings. This list identifies recalled children's products that
are off store shelves but may still be lurking in attics, basements,
toy boxes or closets.

The products include:

     (1) Zapper Toys (940,000 products) distributed by nine firms.
         Small balloon tongues and the cylinders holding the tongues
         can detach posing a choking hazard. One firm received a report
         of a 3-year-old boy who inhaled a balloon tongue that detached
         from a Zapper toy into his sinus cavity. He required medical
         treatment to remove the part from his nose. Throw away toys or
         take them back to place of purchase for a refund.

     (2) Sassy Rattles (455,000 products) distributed by Sassy Inc -
         Rattles have sewn-on spherical fabric eyes that can detach,
         posing a choking hazard. 129 reports of eyes detaching; 1
         child started to choke and parent used Heimlich maneuver to
         remove the eye. Take rattle away from young children and
         return to Sassy for free replacement. Contact Sassy by Phone:
         800.781.1080 or visit the firm's Website: www.sassybaby.com

     (3) Little Tikes Swings (250,000 products) distributed by Little
         Tikes Company. The buckles on the swing can break and the
         shoulder restraint straps can pull out of the back of the
         seat, causing young children to fall. 14 reports of problems,
         5 injuries. Contact Little Tikes to receive a free repair kit
         by Phone: 800.815.4820 or visit the firm's Website:
         www.littletikes.com

     (4) Lane Cedar Chests (12 million products) distributed by Lane
         Co.- The cedar chest lids automatically latch shut when
         closed, posing a suffocation hazard to children. 10 children
         suffocated inside the chests. New locks, used since 1987, will
         prevent entrapments because they do not automatically latch
         shut. No Lane cedar chests manufactured since 1987 pose this
         safety hazard. Contact Lane to get new free locks (easy to
         install at home) to prevent entrapments by Phone: 888.856.
         8758 or www.lanefurniture.com

     (5) Safety 1st Fold-Up Booster Seat models 173, 173A and 173B (1.5
         million products) distributed by Safety 1st. The top half of
         the booster seat insert can separate, causing a child to fall
         and be injured. 32 reports where the seat halves separated; 7
         injuries. Contact Safety 1st for free repair kit by Phone:
         888.579.1730 or visit the firm's Website: www.safety1st.com

     (6) Evenflo Joyride Car Seats/Carriers models 203, 205, 210, 435,
         493 (3.4 million products) distributed by Evenflo Co. Inc.
         When used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly
         release, causing the seat to flip forward and allowing an
         infant to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. 240
         reports of handles releasing; 97 injuries. Contact Evenflo to
         get a free repair kit by Phone: 800.557.3178 or visit the
         firm's Website: www.joyridecarseat.com

     (7) Century Car Seats/Carriers (4 million products) distributed by
         Century products. When used as an infant carrier, the handle
         can break, causing an infant to fall to the ground and suffer
         serious injuries. 2700 reports of handle-related problems; 200
         injuries. Contact Century to get a free easy-to-install
         replacement handle by Phone: 800.865.1419 or visit the
         firm's Website: www.centuryproducts.com

     (8) Baby Trend Portable Cribs/Play Yards models Home and Roam and
         Baby Express (100,000 products) distributed by Baby Trend
         Inc.- these cribs/play yards can collapse and entrap an infant
         in the V-shape created by the collapsed sides of the crib/play
         yard. Play yards made since 1997 meet a new safety standard
         that requires the top rails automatically lock into place when
         the unit is fully set up. 5 deaths and 3 reports of babies
         found not breathing who were revived. Contact Baby Trend to
         get a free new play yard by Phone: 800.328.7363 or visit the
         firm's Website: www.babytrend.com

     (9) Cosco Playpens models "Zip n Go," "Okie Dokie" and "Carters"
         (102,000 products) distributed by Dorel Juvenile Group.
         Plastic tabs on the playpen that lock the rails into the
         corners can break or loosen over time, allowing the rails to
         turn inward, collapse, and entrap an infant. 421 reports of
         rails not locking; 1 death to a baby whose chest was caught in
         the V-shape created by the collapsed sides of his playpen.
         Contact Dorel Juvenile Group to get a refund or replacement
         product by Phone: 800.314.9327 or visit the firm's Website:
         www.djgusa.com

    (10) Twister Portable Lamps (480,000 products) distributed by Emess
         Lighting, Inc. and SLI Lighting Solutions, Inc.  The lamp's
         bulb can become hot, presenting a risk of burn injuries and
         the risk of fire if the bulb touches combustibles. 5 injuries
         and 12 reports of property damage. Contact the firm to get a
         free retrofit kit by Phone: 800.366.2579 or visit the firm's
         Website: www.twisterlamp.com

For more details, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission by
Phone: 1-800-638-2772 or visit the firm's Website: www.cpsc.gov


RITALIN LITIGATION: Plaintiffs Voluntarily Withdraw Ritalin Suit
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Puerto Rican plaintiffs voluntarily withdrew a class action charging
two medical organizations and pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, with
conspiring to fraudulently increase Ritalin sales.  The suit named
Novartis, the manufacturer of Ritalin, the American Psychiatric
Association (APA) and the Children And Adults With Attention
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) as defendants.

The suits alleged that the three entities conspired to improperly
broaden the diagnostic criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder (AD/HD) thereby increasing Ritalin sales. The suit further
alleged unspecified harm from Ritalin after receiving information from
the CHADD website in 1993. Four similar suits have been filed, two of
which were dismissed, and one withdrawn.  Only one suit, filed in New
Jersey remains.

On March 9, 2001, Judge Rudi Brewster of the United States District
Court in San Diego dismissed the lawsuit filed in his court, finding
that the plaintiffs had failed to set forth any allegations to support
their claims.  On May 17, 2001, Judge Hilda G. Tagle of the United
States District Court in Brownsville, Texas, dismissed the lawsuit
pending in her court, also finding that the plaintiffs in the Texas
case had failed to come forward with even the most basic information to
support their conspiracy allegations.  On July 3, 2001, the plaintiffs
in a similar action filed in Florida federal court quietly withdrew
their lawsuit completely.

CHADD called the move as "emphasizing the baseless nature of five class
action lawsuits" in a press statement, saying "CHADD has always
maintained that these allegations are ridiculous."  According to Gerald
Zingone, legal counsel for CHADD. "The dismissal of four cases, both by
the courts and the plaintiffs themselves, confirms what we have known
all along: there is simply no merit to the plaintiffs' suggestion that
CHADD has violated the trust of its membership by `conspiring' to
increase sales of Ritalin."

CHADD President Evelyn Green also said in the statement "AD/HD is
recognized by the scientific and medical community as a real and
serious disorder if left untreated.The dismissal of the complaint in
Puerto Rico strengthens even further our resolve to providing CHADD
members with the best science-based, evidence-based information
available."


SIRIUS SATELLITE: Marc Henzel Initiates Securities Suit in Vermont
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The Law Office of Marc S. Henzel commenced a securities class action in
the United States District Court for the District of Vermont on behalf
of purchasers of Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) common
stock during the period between February 17, 2000 and April 2, 2001,
inclusive.

The suit charges the Company and certain of its officers and directors
with violating the federal securities laws by failing to disclose facts
known to them, or recklessly disregarded by them, which demonstrated
that the announced commercial launch dates for the Company's satellites
required for the Company's service, published throughout the Class
Period, were impossibly ambitious.  Defendants knew, or recklessly
disregarded, that it would be possible for the Company to offer its
service commercially by the end of 2000, as initially disclosed, or
early in 2001, as subsequently disclosed.

The complaint alleges that at all times during the class period
defendants issued materially false and misleading statements and press
releases concerning when the Company's service would be commercially
available, which caused the market price of Company common stock to be
artificially inflated.  When the truth about the Company's business was
revealed to the public, the price of common stock dropped
precipitously.

For more information, contact Marc S. Henzel by Mail: 273 Montgomery
Ave., Suite 202 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 by Phone: 610.660.8000 or
888.643.6735 by Fax: 610.660.8080 by E-Mail: mhenzel182@aol.com or
visit the firm's Website: http://members.aol.com/mhenzel182


STARMEDIA NETWORK: Marc Henzel Initiates Securities Suit in S.D. NY
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The Law Office of Marc S. Henzel commenced a securities class action in
the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
on behalf of purchasers of the securities of StarMedia Network, Inc.
(NASDAQ: STRM) between May 25, 1999 and December 6, 2000, inclusive.

The action is pending against:

     (1) Goldman Sachs & Co.,

     (2) BancBoston Robertson Stephens, Inc.,

     (3) Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. and

     (4) Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated.

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

In May 1999, the Company commenced an initial public offering of
7,000,000 of its shares of common stock, at an offering price of $15.00
per share. In connection therewith, the Company 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 StarMedia shares issued
         in connection with the StarMedia IPO; and

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

For more information, contact Marc S. Henzel by Mail: 273 Montgomery
Ave., Suite 202 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 by Phone: 610.660.8000 or
888.643.6735 by Fax: 610.660.8080 by E-Mail: mhenzel182@aol.com or
visit the firm's Website: http://members.aol.com/mhenzel182


SYNTHRAX INNOVATIONS: Diet Drug Lipokinetix Could Cause Liver Problems
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to
consumers to immediately stop using Lipokinetixr, marketed as a dietary
supplement by Syntrax Innovations, Inc.  Lipokinetix has been
implicated in a number of serious liver injuries. The FDA has received
multiple reports of persons who developed liver injury or liver failure
while using Lipokinetix.  Lipokinetix is marketed for weight loss. It
contains the ingredients norephedrine (also known as
phenylpropanolamine or PPA), caffeine, yohimbine, diiodothyronine, and
sodium usniate.

The injuries reported to FDA occurred in persons between 20 and 32
years of age. No apparent cause of liver injury was identified in these
reports other than use of Lipokinetix. Liver injury developed between 2
weeks and 3 months of Lipokinetix use.

The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Lipokinetix and consult
their physician if they are experiencing symptoms possibly associated
with this product, particularly nausea, weakness or fatigue, abdominal
pain, or any change in skin color.

For more information, contact the FDA's MedWatch adverse event and
product problem hot line by Phone: 1.800.FDA.1088 or visit the Website:
www.fda.gov/medwatch/how.htm or
www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2001/safety01.htm#lipoki


TURNSTONE SYSTEMS: Milberg Weiss Initiates Securities Suit in N.D. CA
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach LLP initiated a securities class
action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of
California on behalf of purchasers of Turnstone Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ:TSTN) publicly traded securities during the period between June
5, 2000 and January 2, 2001 including those who acquired their shares
in connection with its secondary offering on September 26, 2000.  The
suit charges the Company and certain of its officers and directors with
violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The Company is a provider of technology for the digital subscriber line
(DSL) service industry. Its first and primary product, the Copper
CrossConnect CX100, enables telephone access providers to remotely
evaluate, manage, and control the DSL connections within the telephone
routing system, permitting identification of copper lines which are
suitable for DSL and making installation and maintenance of DSL on
those lines cheaper and easier. The Company's customer base consists
almost entirely of Competitive Local Exchange Carriers, or CLECs.

The suit alleges that contrary to defendants' representations during
the class period, the Company's CX100 product was fraught with
problems, including blown capacitors, malfunctioning chips, and
inaccurate calibration of the CX100.

As a result, and contrary to the representations in the registration
statement/prospectus, the CX100 product was unreliable, inaccurate and
inefficient in deploying DSL services to the Company's customers.
Moreover, the Company's key customers were returning the product as a
result of the malfunctioning of the CX100.


After the market closed on January 2, 2001, the Company issued another
press release warning investors that its 4th Quarter 2000 revenue would
be "substantially below" market estimates because its CLEC customers
had cancelled and reduced their orders.  The Company then announced
revenue of $26 million to $28 million for the 4th Quarter 2000, 37%
lower than consensus market analyst estimates. In the same press
release, the Company also disclosed that it expected to take a $13.0 to
$15.5 million charge to increase its inventory reserves and bad debt
reserves, thus causing it to forecast an operating loss of $12 million
to $14 million for the quarter.

For more information, contact William Lerach by Phone: 800.449.4900, by
E-mail: wsl@mwbhl.com or visit the firm's Website: www.milberg.com


UNIFY CORPORATION: Milberg Weiss Lodges Securities Suit in N.D. CA
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach LLP initiated a securities class
action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of
California on behalf of purchasers of Unify Corporation (NASDAQ:UNFY)
publicly traded securities during the period between May 19, 1999 and
July 28, 2000.  The complaint charges the Company and certain of its
officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934.

The Company develops, markets and supports Internet application server
solutions that enable information technology organizations to deliver
e-commerce applications by integrating enterprise, custom-built, and
packaged applications with the Internet.

The Company offered its stock at $6 per share during an initial public
offering.  The suit alleges that after the initial public offering,
Company stock was a poor performer and traded below the offering price
for much of 1997 and 1998. Unify reported little in the way of revenue
and earnings growth.  In early 1999, the insiders sought to cause the
Company stock price to ride the wave caused by rising Internet stock
prices so they could sell their personal stock for large gains.

Portraying Unify as a financially viable Internet play, during the
class period the individual defendants caused the Company to issue
false financial results and make false statements about its results and
demand for its new products, including Unify e-Wave, causing its stock
to trade at artificially inflated levels.  Defendants took advantage of
this inflation by selling 700,288 of their personal shares for proceeds
exceeding $7.8 million.

In July 2000, the Company issued a press release disclosing that it had
engaged in improper accounting and admitted that its fiscal 1999 and
fiscal 2000 results had been false.  Unify also stated that portions of
its previously reported revenues had been "improperly recognized" and
that its top two officers had been placed on "leave."   On these
shocking disclosures, Company stock trading was halted, after last
trading at $3-15/16. As a result of the defendants' false statements,
Company stock price traded at inflated levels during the class period,
increasing to as high as $37-1/2 in December 1999.

For more information, contact William Lerach by Phone: 800.449.4900 by
E-mail: wsl@mwbhl.com or visit the firm's Website: www.milberg.com


UNITED STATES: New Communities' Black Farmers To Sue Over Racial Bias
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A group of African-Americans in Albany, Georgia gathers at regular
intervals to discuss its legal claim against the U.S. government and
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to a recent
Associated Press report. The group used to own in common, and farm, a
large tract of land called New Communities and over the course of 15
years, bought and worked the largest black-owned tract of land in the
nation.  The land spans 5,700 acres in Georgia, "crisscrossed by
streams and railroad sidings."  Plans called for:

     (1) three or four villages of 200 families each;

     (2) 20 to 30 acres would become an industrial park;

     (3) 10 to 20 acres, a cultural center;

     (4) a hospital and an education center.

In 1985, New Communities declared bankruptcy, causing the land and
equipment to be sold at auction, and much of the farm to be turned into
subdivision lots.

Charles Sherrod and his friends, all New Communities farmers, and
Board members, are now discussing their claim against the government,
which arose years after the 1985 bankruptcy. During that time, the USDA
admitted years of systematic discrimination against black farmers in
response to a national class-action lawsuit brought by some other black
farmers in 1997. The discrimination, aided in no small part by the
agency's own practices, caused the number of black growers to plummet
from 925,000 in 1920 to about 18,000 in 1982.

A judge later approved a national consent decree, saying "In several
Southeastern states, for instance, it took three times as long on
average to process the application of an African-American farmer as it
did to process the application of a white farmer." Under the consent
decree, farmers were given two options:

     (i) those with "substantial evidence" could drop their claims and
         walk away with a $50,000 payment for the presumption of
         discrimination; or,

    (ii) they could file a claim for actual damages, try to prove
         discrimination and risk getting nothing.  This latter class of
         claimants would have to prove by a preponderance of the
         evidence that "similarly situated" white farmers in their
         areas were treated differently.


More than 31,000 farmers accepted the "fast-track" program, just under
13,000 have been approved, with payments, so far, totaling more than $1
billion.  Only about 200 claims for bigger damages were filed, with 80
claims still pending. New Communities' claims being one of them.

Sherrod declined to say how much the group is seeking, except to say
the land alone was worth $5 million.   The claims are being handled
through a closed administrative process, and federal officials did not
return calls for comment. Sherrod claims that he applied for loans, in
1975, to the federal Farmers' Home Administration and the local
administrator told him he would get a loan "over my dead body."

Additionally, New Communities didn't get the first federal dollar until
1979, and then only after officials from Washington forced locals to
approve the loans.  By then, the group had had to sell off 1,348 acres
at a bargain price to reduce debt loads and raise money.  Robert
Christian, the group's treasurer, said that when the government
loans did come, they were always too little, too late, "You start late;
you harvest late; and, of course, you're the last to sell.And the
buyers who needed peanuts, they've already got their bins full."

Sherrod recalls the beginnings of New Communities as just an idea
in the mid-1960s.  He said he knew that successful organizing in the
South had to be accomplished multi-racially "A black-and-white problem"
had to have "a black-and-white-solution." Therefore, Sherrod, together
with whites from his alma mater, New York's Union Theological Seminary,
formed the Southwest Georgia Project, and traveled with others to
Israel to study communal living.

A 1970 prospectus to a potential donor described the New Communities-
to-be was described as "based on a vision of justice, communitarian
values, decentralized institutions, planning by its own citizens."
The model was further described as "quite idealistic in the sense of
communal ownership, collective ownership for people who never had owned
anything."


US WIRELESS: Milberg Weiss Commences Securities Suit in N.D. California
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach LLP initiated a securities class
action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of
California on behalf of purchasers of U.S. Wireless Corporation
(NASDAQ:USWC) publicly traded securities during the period between June
29, 1999 and May 25, 2001.  The complaint charges the Company and its
former Chairman and CEO with violations of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934.

The Company, through a national network of wireless location systems,
enables wireless carriers to offer location-enhanced services,
including 911 caller pinpointing, localized news and traffic updates,
vehicle and asset tracking, and carrier network management services.

The complaint alleges that during the class period, in order to conceal
their self dealing transactions, defendants caused US Wireless to
falsely report its results for fiscal 2000 through improper
characterization of the benefit and the beneficiaries of the issuance
of shares of the Company's stock.

As a result of this mischaracterization, the Company's net loss
attributable to common shareholders was understated by $6.2 million, or
35%.  Ultimately, the Company revealed that its results for fiscal 2000
were in error and would be restated to record the share issuances at
fair market value and record a loss of $5.3 million for the shares and
$0.9 million for certain tax effects. Absent defendants' improper
accounting, the Company would have reported much less favorable fiscal
2000 earnings.

In May 2001, Nasdaq issued an unusual press release entitled "Nasdaq
Halts Trading of U.S. Wireless Corporation and Requests Additional
Information from Company." On this news, Company shares were halted
from trading at $2.91, 88% lower than the class period high of $24.50.

For more information, contact William Lerach by Phone: 800.449.4900 by
E-mail: wsl@milberg.com or visit the firm's Website: www.milberg.com


UTAH: Lawyers' Dispute Leads To Delay of Navajos' Suit Against State
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The decade-old class action filed by Navajos in San Juan County against
the state of Utah has been delayed yet again. The Federal Court placed
the suit on hold until May.

U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell will hear in May arguments over the
suit, which seeks to recover millions of dollars allegedly squandered
by the State from their trust fund, according to a recent Associated
Press report. The lawsuit concerns a trust fund Congress established in
1933 to hold royalties from oil drilled on Navajo land in San Juan
County.  A 1991 state audit reported that millions placed into the fund
over the years could not be accounted for and could have been lost due
to lax oversight, waste and ill-conceived business ventures.  The suit
was filed the following year, the Navajos contending that Utah owes the
fund at least $142 million, $50 million that was allegedly misspent
from 1960 to 1992, plus interest.

The latest twist in the case, and the latest cause of delay, stems from
a dispute among the three Salt Lake City attorneys representing the
Navajos:  Brian Bernard, John Pace and Parker Nielson.  Nielson
petitioned Judge Campbell to award him more that $1 million in interim
attorneys' fees.  Nielson also engaged in settlement talks with state
attorneys without informing the other two attorneys, a fact both Pace
and Bernard contend in court filings.  Nielson argues, to the contrary,
that an agreement among the three authorizes him to handle settlement
discussions.

Judge Campbell recently ruled that Nielson could no longer represent
the class action if he could not work productively with the other two
attorneys.  State attorneys have asked Judge Campbell to consider
whether Barnard and Pace should be allowed to continue representing the
tribe members, and it is this matter on which the judge will hear
arguments in May. Nielson has not returned calls for comment, while the
other two attorneys say that they can adequately handle the case.
Barnard called the state's move a strategy for more delay.

Assistant State Attorney General Mark Ward said, however, that the
state is trying to ensure that the Navajos are adequately represented
so the eventual resolution of the case is not jeopardized by claims of
ineffective counsel. Other delays occurred when the case was mired in
disputes over an accounting of the fund, and a magistrate fined the
state for delays in producing documents.  The case was then transferred
to a new judge, who oversaw debate this past summer about how the state
should prepare a new accounting.


VENTRO CORPORATION: Milberg Weiss Commences Securities Suit in N.D. CA
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach LLP initiated a securities class
action pending in the United States District Court for the Northern
District of California on behalf of purchasers of Ventro Corp.
(NASDAQ:VNTR) common stock during the period between Feb. 15, 2000 and
Dec. 6, 2000. The suit charges the Company and certain of its officers
and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

During the class period, Ventro built and operated platforms for
vertical business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce marketplace companies.
The complaint alleges that by December 1999, defendants knew that the
Company's existing business model did not work.  Moreover, by the
beginning of the class period it was evident to defendants that Ventro
did not possess the technology to successfully compete as a
marketplace. Defendants knew this would severely impair the Company's
future revenue growth.

However, defendants wanted to raise additional money through debt
offerings before the bottom fell out of the Ventro's stock price. The
Defendants allegedly continued to make positive but false statements
about the Company's business and future revenues.  As a result, Company
stock traded as high as $243-1/2 per share during the class period.
Then, on Dec. 6, 2000, Ventro announced a restructuring in which it
closed down two out of three of its main B2B marketplaces. In early
2001, it was revealed that the Company's CEO and the other defendants
had realized by December 1999 that its business model of independent
marketplaces didn't make sense.

It was also revealed that even the Company's partners were not
satisfied with its technology for operating the marketplaces. By this
time Ventro stock had declined to less than $2 per share, wiping out
over $4 billion in market capitalization. Company stock has fallen 99%
from its class period high of over $243 per share since the truth about
the Company, its operations and prospects reached the market.

For more information, contact Patrick J. Coughlin, John K. Grant,
Shirley H. Huang by Mail: 100 Pine Street, Suite 2600 San Francisco, CA
94111 by Phone: 415.288.4545 by Fax: 415.288.4534 (fax) or visit the
firm's Website: http://www.milberg.com


VERSATA INC.: Milberg Weiss, Scott Scott Appointed Lead Counsels
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Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes and Lerach LLP and Scott and Scott LLC have
been named lead counsels in a consolidated securities class action
pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District
of California on behalf of purchasers of Versata, Inc. (NASDAQ:VATA)
publicly traded securities during the period between March 2, 2000 and
March 29, 2001 including those who acquired their shares in connection
with the Company's initial public offering on March 2, 2000. The
complaint charges Versata and certain of its officers and directors
with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

The Company provides a comprehensive suite of software and services
that enable its customers to rapidly deploy e-business software
applications that can be modified quickly to meet constantly changing
business requirements. To date, the Company has been licensing its
products and providing services to over 500 customers around the world.

The complaint alleges that during the class period, Versata made false
statements about its business and prospects and reported favorable but
false financial results causing its stock to trade at artificially
inflated levels of as high as $100-15/16 per share. In March 2001, the
Company shocked the investment community with an announcement that its
reported financial statements were under investigation.  On this news,
Versata shares plummeted to as low as $0.28, or 99% lower than its
class period high of $100-15/16.

For more information, contact Patrick J. Coughlin, Jeffrey W. Lawrence
or Jason T. Baker by Mail: 100 Pine Street, Suite 2600 San Francisco,
CA 94111 by Phone: 415.288.4545 by Fax: 415.288.4534 or visit the
firm's Website: http://www.milberg.com/versata,or contact David R.
Scott by Mail: 108 Norwich Avenue Colchester, CT 06415 by Phone:
860.537.3818 or by Fax: 860.537.4432.


WEGMANS FOOD: Inaccurate Ingredient Label Sparks Bread Recall
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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of
approximately 353 loaves of 32 oz. Wegmans Old Fashioned Family Wheat
Thin Sliced Bread with a use-by-date of 11/09. This product is being
recalled because it may contain a walnut ingredient, which is not
declared on the label. No illnesses have been reported to date. The
recall of this product is of concern only to those individuals who have
allergies to walnuts. Consumption may cause a serious or life-
threatening reaction in persons with allergies to walnuts.

The bread was produced on Friday, November 2, and would have been
available in Wegmans stores between Friday, November 2 and Friday,
November 9. Product with the affected code date is no longer on store
shelves. Concerned customers should return the product to the Company
for a full refund. Customers who have consumed the product and feel
they are experiencing symptoms should contact their physician.

For more information, contact the Firm by Phone: 1.800.WEGMANS.



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