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Reinhardt Wendorf & Blanchfield
Reinhardt Wendorf & Blanchfield Commences Class Action Against Franklin Resources, Inc. and Certain of its Affiliates, Daniel Calugar, Security Brokerage, Inc., and DCIP, L.P. on Behalf of Purchasers of The Franklin Family of Funds -- FMTIX, FMBXX, FRTIX, FTXTX
ST. PAUL, Minn, Feb. 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Reinhardt Wendorf & Blanchfield announces that a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District of the Northern District of California on February 12, 2004, on behalf of purchasers of Franklin Aggressive Growth Fund (Nasdaq:FRAAX), (Nasdaq:FKABX), (Nasdaq:FKACX), (Nasdaq:FKARX); Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund (Nasdaq:FBDIX); Franklin DynaTech Fund (Nasdaq:FDNBX), (Nasdaq:FDYNX); Franklin Global Communications Fund (Nasdaq:FRGUX); and other securities of the Franklin family of funds (the "Funds") operated by Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) and its subsidiaries between February 6, 1999 and February 4, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
PharmChem Announces GAO Decision
HALTOM CITY, Texas, Feb. 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- PharmChem, Inc. (OTCBB:PCHM) announced that the Government Accounting Office (the "GAO") had ruled against the Company in the matter of the Company's protest of the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts ("AOUSC")'s award of its drug testing contracts to other laboratories. The Company has filed a Motion to Reconsider with the GAO. However, given the ruling by the GAO, it is expected that AOUSC will discontinue all testing by the Company when the current contract extension expires. This award does not affect the sale by the Company of PharmScreen(R), PharmView(TM) and PharmChek(R) products to AOUSC.
Law Offices of Brian M. Felgoise, P.C.
Law Offices of Brian M. Felgoise, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Whitehall Jewelers, Inc. -- JWL
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices of Brian M. Felgoise, P.C. today announced that a securities class action has been commenced on behalf of shareholders who acquired Whitehall Jewelers, Inc. (NYSE:JWL) securities between November 19, 2001 and December 10, 2003, inclusive (the Class Period).
Optical Storage Technology Association
Leading Digital Camera, Imaging Software Companies to Implement MPV Specification
CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), the international trade organization for the promotion of recordable optical technologies and products, today announced that industry-leading digital camera manufacturers and imaging software companies, including HP, Nikon Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Samsung Electronics Ltd. (Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.) and Software Architects, Inc., have announced plans for implementation of the association's MPV(tm) (MusicPhotoVideo(tm)) specification for improved compatibility between and playback of digital media content by PCs and consumer electronic (CE) devices. Consumers with MPV-enabled DVD players, digital video recorders (DVRs) and PC software will enjoy faster and better playback and storing of digital photos and video captured on their MPV-enabled digital cameras.