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Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell
Levin Papantonio Client Obtains Jury Award in Tobacco Case
PENSACOLA, Fla., June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Florida jury has awarded $5 Million in compensation and $25 Million in punitive damages against a tobacco company. In ruling against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the jury found that the company's conspiracy to conceal information about cigarettes was a legal cause of the death of Benny Martin. The Martin case is one of the first to be tried after the 2006 ruling of the Florida Supreme Court in Engle v. Liggett Group, Inc. that de-certified a class action against the tobacco companies. Robert Loehr, attorney for the estate of Benny Martin, said in opening statement to the jury that R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies conspired to make their products more addictive to customers and withheld information about the dangers of smoking. Loehr, along with attorney Matt Schultz, members of the law firm Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, P.A., are handling about 45 such cases throughout the state.
Simmons First National Corporation
Simmons First National Corporation Declares $0.19 Per Share Dividend
PINE BLUFF, Ark., June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Simmons First National Corporation's (Nasdaq:SFNC) Board of Directors declared a regular $0.19 per share quarterly cash dividend payable July 1, 2009, to shareholders of record June 15, 2009.
Capstone Turbine Corporation
Capstone Turbine to Announce Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year 2009 Results On June 15, 2009
CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, will release financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time (4:45 p.m. Eastern) on Monday, June 15th, 2009.
Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary
ZUG, Switzerland, June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) today issued a monthly fleet update summary covering only newly signed contracts, significant changes to existing contracts and changes to estimated out of service time of 60 days or more since our fleet status report dated May 5, 2009.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Honored for Helping Renovate USO Downtown Center
SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Since Oct 2008, San Diego's active duty military personnel and their families have been enjoying the comforts of the United Services Organization's (USO) freshly-remodeled, 18,000 square foot Downtown Center, the result of a collaboration between the USO, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and local businesses.
Bell Microproducts Inc.
Bell Microproducts Announces Date for Annual Meeting of Shareholders
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Pink Sheets:BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, today announced the date for its 2009 annual meeting of shareholders. The company will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. The company will provide additional information regarding the meeting and its location in proxy materials that will be mailed in July to all shareholders of record as of June 30, 2009.
STARLIMS Technologies Ltd.
STARLIMS to Present At Noble Financial's Fifth Annual Equity Conference On Monday, June 8, 2009
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:LIMS), a leading provider of laboratory information management systems, or LIMS, announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Itschak Friedman, will present a corporate overview at Noble Financial's Fifth Annual Equity Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.
Sun Tzu Corporation
Sun Tzu Corp. Enters Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Havana Nights Inc.
AMSTERDAM, N.Y., June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sun Tzu Corporation (Pink Sheets:STZU) today announced that the Company has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Havana Nights Inc. Sun Tzu Corp will distribute all of Havana Nights' beverage lines, including the company's flagship Mojito Mixer, a new product that can be enjoyed as a Super Premium Mixer or as a unique flavored soda akin to the popular cocktail.
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
Sonesta International Hotels Announces Domestic Hotel Franchise Program
BOSTON, June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Nasdaq:SNSTA) announced today the launch of its U.S. franchise program. The Company, which has licensed properties internationally for over 30 years, has just issued the Sonesta Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) required to franchise domestically and is applying for registration of the franchise offering in the franchise registration states.
Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Conference Call Invitation
JEFFERSON, La., June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEI) will report second quarter results for fiscal year 2009. The Company's senior management will conduct a conference call on that day at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. A question and answer session will follow a brief presentation.