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David Guin, Partner




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David Guin’s law practice emphasizes complex class action, business and financial litigation, including securities, municipal bond defaults, derivative, antitrust and consumer fraud cases. Guin has held  an “AV Preeminent” peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for many years. He has been listed in Birmingham Magazine’s listing of “Top Attorneys” in the area of Civil Litigation, and was named Birmingham’s Securities Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© (with whom he has also been listed for Commercial, Class Action, and Securities Litigation)  Guin also is listed in Super Lawyers© for Antitrust Litigation [Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in Birmingham, AL], Class Actions, Securities Litigation, and Business Litigation. Guin serves as an arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

Guin’s cases have included (among many others):

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation (MDL No. 2406) ~ Class action challenging the agreements among the 36 Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance companies across the United States not to compete against one another in their home territories. Guin was court-appointed to serve as the Chair of the Written Submissions (Briefs) Committee and to various other roles. The case settled in 2020 for $2.67 billion plus structural relief intended to increase competition in health insurance markets nationwide

HealthSouth Bondholder Litigation ~ Liaison Counsel for The Retirement Systems of Alabama and a class of institutional bond purchasers. Settlements of approximately $230 million were obtained for the bond investors. Total settlements, including the consolidated stock and derivative litigation, exceeded $900 million.

Regions Morgan Keegan Subprime Mutual Funds Governmental Task Force ~ Guin was appointed Deputy Attorney General by the State of Alabama to represent the Alabama Securities Commission who, along with the SEC, FINRA and a multi-state task force, pursued restitution actions against Regions/Morgan Keegan related to their sales of “bond” mutual funds that were overloaded with subprime mortgage securities. The actions resulted in a combined $210 million recovery, plus fines, penalties and a permanent industry bar against the funds’ manager.

Pilot/Flying J Diesel Fuel Rebate Litigation ~ Guin was one of Class Counsel in this $85 million class action settlement. Pilot Flying J, a truck stop chain was alleged to have conducted a scheme to shortchange its trucking customers on negotiated fuel discounts.

Creditline Credit Monitoring ~ Class Counsel in this settled case against a credit monitoring company.

OSB Antitrust Litigation ~ Class Counsel in this case alleging price-fixing by the manufacturers of “oriented strand board,” a plywood substitute. The case settled for $125 million.

Corporate America Credit Union v. Herbst, 397 Fed. Appx. 540, 2010 WL 3705914 (11th Cir. 2010) ~ Action on behalf of multi-billion dollar credit union regarding valuation of mortgage-backed securities held during the financial crisis by U.S. Central Corporate Credit Union.

MedPartners Threshold Appreciation Price Securities Litigation ~ Liaison Counsel; $65 million settlement.

The Managers Funds Mutual Fund Litigation ~ Co-Lead Class Counsel for purchasers of bond mutual funds falsely represented to be “government” bond funds when they instead held primarily exotic and highly leveraged derivatives; $7 million settlement.

Comptronix Securities Litigation ~ Lead Class Counsel; settled for approximately $30 million. See “Behind a Small Alabama Company’s Sudden Fall,” The New York Times, December 4, 1992, “Comptronix Can Do No Wrong, Can It? Guntersville Asks,” The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 1992; and numerous other newspaper articles. See also In re Comptronix Securities Litigation, 831 F.Supp. 1563 (N.D. Ala. 1993).

Patriots Point Municipal Bond Litigation ~ Lead Class Counsel representing a mutual fund, bondholder committee members, and others in this class action filed on behalf of purchasers of defaulted tax-exempt municipal bonds. See 772 F. Supp. 1565 (D. S.C. 1991). $12.7 million settlement.

National Healthcare Securities Litigation, 684 F. Supp. 679 (M.D. Ala. 1988) ~ Class Counsel for a class of stock and debenture investors. See additional published opinion at 684 F. Supp. 660 and related article at The Wall Street Journal, p. 2, col. 1, Sept. 4, 1987). $17+ million settlement.

First Humanics Municipal Bond Litigation ~ Class counsel in this RICO and securities fraud class action brought on behalf of purchasers of 21 separate municipal bond issues over a 32 year period to finance the acquisition of nursing homes, and which operated as a massive Ponzi scheme; jury verdict on liability against Deloitte & Touche accounting firm and other defendants after a seven week trial for twelve counts each of securities fraud, RICO and common law fraud; one of the first cases to use novel “paperless trial” techniques to display all documentary exhibits, transcripts and videotaped testimony on computers throughout the courtroom. See “Reach for the Sky,” Forbes, (August 17, 1992). $42 million settlement after liability trial).

South Carolina National Bank v. Stone (D. S.C.) ~ Class Counsel representing indenture trustee and bondholder committee members on behalf of a class of holders of defaulted municipal bonds used to finance construction of a failed retirement center; settled; later aided federal prosecutors to put the principals behind bars.

Commercial Roof Insulation Litigation ~ Class Counsel in this case involving a defective commercial roof insulation; settled for over $200 million in roof repairs.

Roof Shingles Litigation ~ Class Counsel in settled case involving a defective roof material.

Telectronics Atrial “J” Lead Products Liability Litigation ~ Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in multi-district litigation involving defective pacemaker wires. See published opinions at 953 F. Supp. 909 (S.D Ohio 1997); 172 F.R.D. 271; 168 F.R.D. 203 (1996); 164 F.R.D. 222 (1995).

Contaminated Albuterol Product Liability Litigation ~ Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in this case involving a contaminated asthma medication; $150 million settlement during trial. See opinions at 158 F.R.D. 485 (W.D. Wy.1994); 161 F.R.D. 485 (1995).

Hardboard Siding Litigation ~ Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel in several cases involving defective construction products.

Pearson v. Keller (W.D. Ark.) ~ Trial Class Counsel in this securities class action tried to a judgment in U.S. District Court in Arkansas. Obtained full classwide relief (including attorney fees) at trial.

Lampf, Pleva, Lipkind, Prupis & Petigrow v. Gilbertson, 501 U.S. 350, 111 S.Ct. 2773, 115 L.Ed.2d 321, 59 USLW 4688, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 96,034 (1991) ~ Represented the Bond Investors’ Association as amicus in this Supreme Court case determining the limitations period appropriate for claims brought pursuant to Rule 10b-5 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act.

Dept. of Rev. of Kentucky v. Davis, 553 U.S. 328, 128 S.Ct. 1801 (2008) ~ Class counsel for certified class of taxpayers challenging the constitutionality of states charging income tax on interest earned by its citizens on out-of-state municipal bonds while exempting interest earned on in-state bonds from taxation.

 Freeman v. Laventhol & Horwath, 34 F.3d 333, 63 USLW 2132, Blue Sky L. Rep. P 74,059, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 98,326, 1994 Fed.App. 258P (6th Cir. 1994) ~ Municipal bond default litigation.

 In re Silicone Gel Breast Implants Products Liability Litig. (MDL 926) ~ While a partner with Ritchie & Rediker from 1992-1995, Guin worked for the Class Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel, handling much of the day-to-day management of the class action side of the case.

 In re Kenbee Securities Litigation, Civ. No. 3-91-0492-15 (D. N.J.) ~ Settled securities class action involving limited partnerships set up to build shopping centers anchored by Wal-Mart

• In re Vesta Securities Litigation (N.D. Ala.) (Successfully defended the Principal Accounting Officer in this securities class action).

•  Premature Corporate Bond Redemption ~ Guin represented a major insurance company/institutional investor with a substantial investment in corporate bonds that were prematurely redeemed.

• In re “Just For Feet” Securities Litigation (N.D. Ala.) (Represented large individual shareholder).

Guin served for many years on the Editorial Board of Class Action Reports, a bi-monthly Thomson/West publication reporting on all aspects of class action litigation. From 1993-96, he served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NASCAT (National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys). He served from 2010-2014 as the Alabama Chapter President of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), a network of highly credentialed single-discipline boutique law firms around the world.

Guin has taken an active role in developing and commenting upon legislation that affects securities and class action litigation. For example, he testified before the Senate Banking Committee regarding the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) and the potential effects of the proposed litigation on federal securities litigation. Similarly, he and his municipal bondholder clients in South Carolina National Bank v. Stone provided comments and testimony at the request of the Senate Banking Committee that aided in the drafting of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act, which revived claims that had been time-barred by Lampf, Pleva, Lipkind, Prupis & Petigrow v. Gilbertson, 501 U.S. 350 (1991) (a case in which Mr. Guin represented the Bond Investors Association as amicus).

Guin attended Lipscomb University as a National Merit Scholar and graduated in 1982 with a degree in Applied Economics. Guin graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law where he served as  an editor of the Alabama Law Review. During law school, Mr. Guin was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and was the recipient of the Hugo Black Scholar award. He received several “Best Paper/AmJur” awards. After graduation from law school, Guin served for one year as law clerk to United States District Judge Truman Hobbs, Chief Judge of the Middle District of Alabama, before beginning his securities litigation and corporate practice with the Birmingham law firm of Ritchie & Rediker.

Mr. Guin comes from a family of lawyers and judges. His grandfather (J. Foy Guin, Sr.) practiced as a country lawyer, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in Russellville, Alabama for over 50 years, and his father (Hon. J. Foy Guin, Jr.) served as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama (Birmingham). His son, John Guin, the fourth generation of Guin attorneys (all graduates of the University of Alabama School of Law), now practices law in Atlanta.

Mr. Guin also is active in community and charitable causes. He served in many leadership roles at Brookwood Baptist Church, and before that, at Meadowood Church, and Homewood Church of Christ. He also served as the initial President of the Board of Cahaba Riverkeeper, and as a member of the Board and Advisory Board of 10/40 Connections. He and the entire firm also have been actively involved with Make Way Partners and their “Character in Service” program. 

Practice Areas:
Securities Litigation & Arbitration
Antitrust Litigation
Complex Litigation
Financial Litigation
Accounting Fraud
Business Valuation Litigation
Derivative Securities Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Institutional Investors
Anti-Competitive Conduct
Price-Fixing Cases
Bond Default Litigation
Municipal Bond Litigation
Multi-District Litigation
Construction Product Defects and Price-Fixing
Discriminatory Interstate Taxation Litigation
Consumer Class Actions
Municipal Bond Defaults
Unlawful bond calls and redemptions

Educational Background:
B.S., cum laude, Applied Economics, David Lipscomb College, 1982
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1985

Prior Positions:
Shareholder, Hogan Smith & Alspaugh, PC
Partner, Ritchie & Rediker, PC
Law Clerk, Hon. Truman Hobbs, Chief U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Alabama

Admitted to Practice:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Guin also has been admitted to practice on a pro hac vice (case-by-case) basis in many other state and federal courts around the nation.

Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Peer-Review Rating
Super Lawyers ~ 2012-present; Antitrust Litigation; Securities Litigation; Class Actions
Best Lawyers in America ~ 2013-present; Commercial Litigation; Securities Litigation; Class Actions-Plaintiff
Award from United Shareholders Association for contributions to corporate governance

Law Review Articles:
Guin, “Old Habits Die Hard: Some Courts Continue to Apply Bad Law When Addressing the Article III Standing of Class Representatives,” Vol 27 Class Action Reports No. 4, at 355 (July-August 2006)
Guin, “Eleventh Circuit Certifies RICO Class Action Against HMOs,” RICO Law Reporter, Vol. 41, No. 2 (February 2005)
Guin, “Commentary,” Class Action Reports, Vol. 25, No. 6 (November-December 2004)
Guin & Donaldson, “The Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Enforcement Act: Has Congress Supplied a Limitations Period Appropriate for Use in Private Rule 10b-5 Actions?” 47 Washington & Lee Law Review 541 (1991)
Comment, “The Retirement Equity Act of 1984: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back,” 37 Ala. L. Rev. 163 (1985)

Seminar Presentations:
Prosecuting Antitrust Litigation; CLE Alabama; December 2015
Class Actions 101; CLE Alabama; December 2015
Class Action Discovery: Uses & Abuses
Pre-Filing Resolution Strategies; National Summit on the Future of Fiduciary Responsibility; ACI conference for Institutional Investors and their counsel

Law School Honors:
Alabama Law Review
Hugo Black Scholar
Bench & Bar Honor Society
Best paper awards

Bar Associations:
International Network of Boutique Law Firms (www.inblf.com) (2005-2015)
Alabama State Bar (Business Torts & Antitrust Section; Litigation Section; Solo & Small Firm Section)
Birmingham Bar Association (Fee Arbitration Committee (previously); Long-Range Planning Committee, 2014-2015)
National Association of Securities and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT), Executive Committee, 1992-96 (www.nascat.org)

10/40 Connections; Board of Directors, 2010-2013; Advisory Board, 2013-2019
Cahaba Riverkeeper, Board of Directors, 2008-2013; Board President, June 2009-2013
Brookwood Baptist Church – Deacon, 2009-2012; Adult Sunday School teacher, 2004-2012; Chair, Finance Committee, 2008, 2009; Vice Chair, Finance Committee, 2007; Church Coordinating Council, 2008-2009; “Building Community” Task Force, 2005-2006; Parking Committee, 1998-2000

Selected Published Decisions:

U.S. Supreme Court
Dept. of Rev. of Kentucky v. Davis, 553 U.S. 328, 128 S.Ct. 1801 (2008)
Irwin Mortg. Corp. v. Culpepper, 534 U.S.1118, 122 S.Ct. 930 (2002) (Denial of certiorari)
Lampf, Pleva, Lipkind, Prupis & Petigrow v. Gilbertson, 501 U.S. 350 (1991) (Amicus for Bond Investor’s Association)

Circuit Courts of Appeal
Corporate Am. Credit Union v. Herbst, 397 Fed. Appx 540 (11th Cir. 2010)
Culpepper v. Irwin Mortg. Corp., 273 F.3d 1118 (11th Cir. 2001)
Musson Theatrical, Inc. v. Federal Exp. Corp., 89 F.3d 1244 (6th Cir. 1996)
Freeman v. Laventhol & Horwath, 34 F.3d 333 (6th Cir. 1994)

U.S. District Court

In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litig., 308 F. Supp. 3d 1241 (N.D. Ala. 2018)

In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litig., 238 F. Supp. 3d 1313 (N.D. Ala. 2017)

In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litig., 225 F. Supp. 3d 1269 (N.D. Ala. 2016)

In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litig., No. 2:13-CV-20000-RDP, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20499 (N.D. Ala. Feb. 14, 2017)

In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litig., 225 F. Supp. 3d 1269 (N.D. Ala. 2016))
In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, 26 F. Supp. 3d 1172 (N.D. Ala. June 18, 2014)

In re HealthSouth Corp. Secs. Litig., 261 F.R.D. 616 (N.D. Ala. 2009)
Dees v. Colonial BancGroup, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39078 (M.D. Ala. 2009)
Dees v. Colonial BancGroup, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33189 (M.D. Ala. 2009)
In re HealthSouth Corp. Secs. Litig., 257 F.R.D. 260 (N.D. Ala. 2009)
In re HealthSouth Corp. Secs. Litig.,
2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123369 (N.D. Ala. 2008)
In re HealthSouth Corp. Secs. Litig., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123368 (N.D. Ala. 2008)
In re HealthSouth Corp. Secs. Litig.,
2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123364 (N.D. Ala. 2008)
In re OSB Antitrust Litigation2009-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) P76,525, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17361 (E.D. Pa. 2009)
In re OSB Antitrust Litigation, 2007 WL 2253418 (E.D. Pa. 2007)
In re OSB Antitrust Litigation, 2007 WL 2253419 (E.D. Pa. 2007)
In re Telectronics Pacing Sys. MDL, (137 F. Supp. 2d 985 (S.D. Ohio 2001)
In re Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc., Albuterol Products Liability Litigation, 50 F.Supp.2d 1141 (D.Wyo. 1999)
Sebago, Inc. v. Beazer East, Inc., 18 F.Supp.2d 70 (D. Mass. 1998)
Peters v. Brants Grocery, 990 F.Supp. 1337 (M.D. Ala. 1998)
In re Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc., 158 F.R.D. 485 (D. Wyo. 1994)
In re Comptronix Securities Litigation, 831 F.Supp. 1563 (N.D. Ala. 1993)
In re Ford Motor Co. Ignition Switch Products, 1999 WL 34824273 (D. N.J. July 27, 1999)
Woodward v. Nor-Am Chem. Co., 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7174 (S.D. Ala. May 16, 1996)
In re Copley Pharm., Inc. 158 F.R.D. 485 (D. Wy. 1994)
In re Comptronix Sec. Litig., 831 F.Supp. 1563 (N.D. Ala. 1993)
U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Co. v. Patriot’s Point Development Authority, 788 F.Supp. 880 (D. S.C. 1992)
U.S. Fidelity & Guar. Co. v. Patriot’s Point Development Authority, 772 F.Supp. 1565 (D. S.C. 1991)
South Carolina Nat. Bank v. Stone, 139 F.R.D. 335 (D. S.C. 1991)
South Carolina Nat. Bank v. Stone, 139 F.R.D. 325 (D. S.C. 1991)
South Carolina Nat. Bank v. Stone, 749 F.Supp. 1419 (D. S.C. 1990)
Mashburn v. National Healthcare, Inc., 684 F.Supp. 679 (M.D. Ala. 1988)
Mashburn v. National Healthcare, Inc., 684 F.Supp. 660 (M.D. Ala. 1988)

State Appellate Courts
Dunn v. North Carolina, 635 S.E. 2d 604 (N.C. App. 2006), appeal dismissed as rev. improvidently granted, — S.E.2d —-, 2007 WL 4276659 (N.C. Dec. 7, 2007)
Davis v. Department of Revenue, 197 S.W. 3d 557 (Ky. App., 2006), rev’d, Department of Revenue v. Davis, 128 S.Ct. 1801 (2008)
Musson Theatrical, Inc. v. Federal Express Corp., 2001 WL 370035 (Tenn. Ct. App., Apr 12, 2001))
Ex parte State Mut. Ins. Co., 715 So.2d 207 (Ala. 1997)

Quoted In:
Law Reviews:
Dana M. Muir, “From Yuppies To Guppies: Unfunded Mandates And Benefit Plan Regulation,” 34 Ga. L. Rev. 195 (Fall 1999)

A.C. Pritchard, “Markets As Monitors: A Proposal To Replace Class Actions With Exchanges As Securities Fraud Enforcers,” 85 Va. L. Rev. 925 (September 1999)

Steven A. Ramirez, “Arbitration And Reform In Private Securities Litigation: Dealing With The Meritorious As Well As The Frivolous,” 40 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1055 (April 1999)

Julia C. Kou, Note, “Closing The Loophole In The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995,” 73 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 253 (April 1998)

Richard H. Walker, “The New Securities Class Action: Federal Obstacles, State Detours,” 39 Ariz. L. Rev. 641 (Summer 1997)

News Media:

September 23, 2015
Law360, “BCBS Antitrust Players Continue Battle Over MDL Cert. Plan”

December 26, 2014
Class Action Reporter, “LME Holdings: Bid to Reconsider in Aluminum Antitrust Suit Tossed”

March 2014
B-Metro Magazine, “Benchmark Decisions – The Jefferson County Bankruptcy”

Birmingham Business Journal, “(HealthSouth) Plaintiffs Seek Federal, State Tax Refunds”

The Birmingham News, “City Law Firm Scoring Wins in Big Stakes Securities Cases”

Forbes, “See No Evil – How Closely Do Bond Trustees Watch Municipal Bond Coffers? Not Closely Enough”

Investor’s Business Daily, “What To Do When Your Stock Crumbles”

The Birmingham News, “A Derivatives Primer”

June 11, 2013
Law360, “Pilot Flying J Hit With Another Fuel Discount Class Action”

July 26, 2011
Credit Union Times, “Corporate America Settles Suit Against U.S. Central”

Oct. 27, 2010
Credit Union Times, “Corporate America Credit Union Seeks Audits”

March 1995
The American Lawyer, “Plugging In The Courthouse”

Chattanooga Free Press, “Siding Lawsuit Deal Gets Nod”

The Commercial Appeal, “Alabama Judge OK’s Settlement in Georgia-Pacific Siding Suit”

The Birmingham News, “Settlement OK’d In Home-Siding Case”

The Birmingham News

Business Wire, “Piper Jaffray Companies Settles Last of Derivatives Class Action Suits”

Lawyers Weekly USA, “‘Notification Companies’ Find Plaintiffs for Class Actions”

April 23, 2010
Marketwire, “RSA Announces $100 Million Settlement with UBS Warburg
and Three Individual UBS Defendants and $33.5 Million Settlement with Ernst & Young”

October 2009
Mealey’s Emerging Securities Litigation, “AIG, Underwriters Concealed Losses Associated with CDS’s, Shareholders Allege”

Feb. 19, 2009
SNL Bank & Thrift Daily, “Lawsuit Alleges Colonial BancGroup Provided Misleading Information to Investors”

Feb. 16, 2009
Birmingham Business Journal, “Birmingham Law Firm Joins Crowd Suing Colonial BancGroup”

February 18, 2009
The Montgomery Advertiser, “Colonial May Face Class-Action Suit”

Nov. 19, 2007
Class Action Reporter, “HealthSouth Corp. Conducts Intense Settlement Negotiations in Alabama”

May 22, 2007
The Bond Buyer, “High Court to Hear Kentucky v. Davis: Muni Participants: Decision a Relief”

March 14, 2007
The Bond Buyer, “More Cases Arise Challenging Taxation of Out-of-State Bonds”

May 2, 2006
Troubled Company Reporter, “HealthSouth Corp. Settles Investor Lawsuits for $445 Million”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “$275 Million Settlement OK’d In Suit Over Siding”

The Atlanta Constitution, “Decision On Siding Applies To Georgian’s Settlement, Allows Claims Against Firm”

The Bond Buyer, “SEC Charges Settled in Case Over First Humanics Bond Deals”

The Journal Record, “Litigation Reform Critics Claim Bill Hurts Middle Class”

The Times Picayune, “Bill To Limit Class Action Suits In Trouble”

StarTribune, “Bill Limiting Lawsuits Faces Change In Senate: Critics call reforms ‘immoral’ because they would discourage middle class”

The Washington Times, “Limiting Securities Suits Hurts Investors, Critics Say”

Dow Jones News Service, “Senate Panel To Begin Lawsuit Reform Bill Deliberations”

Capital Markets Report, “Senate Panel To Begin Deliberations On Lawsuit Reform Bill”

The Associated Press, “Critics of Litigation Reform Say Bill Hurts Middle Class”

The Associated Press Political Service, “Critics Of Litigation Reform Say Bill Hurts Middle Class”

Dow Jones International News, “Senate Panel To Begin Lawsuit Reform Bill Deliberations”

United Press International, “Securities Litigation Reform Opposed”

The Bond Buyer, “SEC Charges Settled In Case Over First Humanics Deal”

The New York Times, “Lawyers Expect More Investor Suits Over Derivative Instruments”

The New York Times, “Investors Rush to Join Suits Over Derivatives”

The Banking Attorney, “High Court Studies Securities Fraud Statute; Impact on Aiding and Abetting Cases Seen”

The Bond Buyer, “Supreme Courts Securities Fraud Ruling Has Congress Looking To Meet With SEC”

The Bond Buyer, “Outcome Of Case Before High Court May Sway Congressional Action On Fraud Ruling”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, “Bacteria Blamed in Deaths” (re our class action alleging contamination of albuterol medication)

Commercial Appeal, “Lawyers Say More Investor Suits Likely”

The New York Times, “Ex-Comptronix Officer to Give Up Stock Valued at $1.84 Million”

The Associated Press, “Former Comptronix Executive to Give Up Stock Valued at $1.84 Million”

The New York Times, “Comptronix Lawsuit Settled”

The Associated Press, “Former Comptronix CEO Agrees to Give Up $2 Million in Stock”

PR Newswire, “Peat Marwick Issues Comptronix Press Statement”

The Bond Buyer, “Deloitte & Touche, Price Waterhouse Settle With First Humanics Bondholders”

The Bond Buyer, “Congress Votes to Overturn High Court Provision Limiting Action on Past Fraud”

Public Finance/Washington Watch, “Ohio Court Backs Lampf; Dismisses Fraud Case”

The Bond Buyer, “First Humanics Case Becomes the Latest Subject of New Limits on Antifraud Suits”

The Bond Buyer, “Investors to Petition U.S. Supreme Court for Change in Ruling on Securities Fraud”

The Bond Buyer, “High Court Ruling Places Limitations on Bondholder Suits in Defaulted Issues”