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Notable Cases

Securities Class Actions
Shareholder Derivative Actions

SECURITIES CLASS ACTIONS

Rasner v. FirstWorld Communications Inc., Case No. 00-K-1376 (D. Colo.) (co-lead counsel) ($25.925 million recovered).
In re Tele-Communications, Inc. Sec. Litig., Case No. 97CV421 (Colo.) (co-lead counsel) ($26.5 million recovered).
Muhr v. Transcrypt Int’l, Inc., Case No. CI98-333 (Neb.) (co-lead counsel) (approximately $25 million recovered).
In re Samsonite Corp. Sec. Litig., Case No. 98-K-1878 (D. Colo.) (co-lead counsel) ($24 million recovered).
Queen Uno Ltd. Partnership. v. Coeur D’ Alene Mines Corp., Case No. 97-WY-1431 (D. Colo.) (co-lead counsel) ($13 million recovered).
In re Secure Computing Corp. Sec. Litig., Case No. C-99-1927 (N.D. Cal.) (co-lead counsel) ($10.1 million recovered).
Angres v. Smallworldwide PLC, Case No. 99-K-1254 (D. Colo.) (co-lead counsel) ($9.85 million recovered).
In re Qwest Comms. Int’l Sec. Litig., Case No. 01-cv-1451 (D. Colo.) (liaison counsel) ($450 million recovered).

SHAREHOLDER DERIVATIVE ACTIONS

In re First American Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Case No. SACV-06-1230 (C.D. Cal.) (corporate reforms obtained included, separating roles of the Chairman of the Board and CEO, enhanced Chairman of the Board duties, the creation of lead independent director, and revised compensation guidelines).
In re Quest Software, Inc. Derivative Litigation, Case No. SACV-06-751 (C.D. Cal.) (corporate reforms obtained included, separating roles for Chairman of Board and CEO, enhanced Chairman of the Board duties, amendments to stock option plans, revisions to compensation committee and audit committee charters, and revised compensation guidelines).
In re NVIDIA Corp. Derivative Litigation, Case No. C-06-06110 (N.D. Cal.) (payments, re-pricing and other benefits to the company for mispriced stock options valued at over $15 million; corporate reforms obtained included, enhanced board of director duties and independence requirements, creation of lead independent director with specified duties, and revised compensation and stock option policies).
In re Newpark Resources, Inc. Derivative Litigation, Case No. 06-7340 (E.D. La.) (payment of $8.3 million to the company for mispriced stock options; creation and implementation of code of
ethics for senior officers and directors, creation and implementation of policy on reporting, cooperating with investigation and discipline in connection with policy violations, modifications to company policy regarding remediation actions related to material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting).
In re Meade Instruments Corp. Derivative Litigation, Case No. 06CC00205 (Cal. Super. Ct., Orange County) (corporate reforms included, enhanced timing, disclosures, and doc-umentation of company equity compensation awards of awards, the creation of a compliance officer and enhanced duties for compensation and audit committees).
In re Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Derivative Litigation, Case No. CV-06-6234 (C.D. Cal.) (repayment to the company by certain directors and officers for mispriced exercised stock options; corporate reforms included, the addition of an independent director, maintenance of a lead independent director with specified duties, enhanced board of director duties and independence requirements, and revised compensation and stock option policies).