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Patients' Case Doesn't Skip a Beat in Heart Valve Lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Judge John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court, ruled that FDA approval is not enough to shield St. Jude from its responsibility to injured heart valve patients. The Court ruled that St. Jude could be held accountable for injury claims despite initial FDA approval of the medical device. According to Gordon Rudd, an attorney for the patients, "The Court's denial of St. Jude's summary judgment motion means that thousands of injured individuals across the country will have an opportunity to present their cases before juries."
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
Correction: Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Parmalat Finanziaria, SpA -- PARAF
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 6, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that a securities class action has been commenced on behalf of those who purchased securities (including stock, bonds and notes (debt)) of Parmalat Finanziaria, SpA (Other OTC:PARAF) between January 5, 1999 and December 29, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Alpha Retail Technology, Inc.
Alphameric Makes High-Profile Retail Appointment
CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alphameric, Inc. (www.alphamericusa.com), a worldwide provider of retail merchandising solutions, today announced that Andrew Blatherwick, former managing director of JDA's European, Middle East and Africa division, has joined Alphameric plc as managing director of the company's retail division. His remit is to build on Alphameric's position as the UK's leading retail solutions specialist and extend this success into Europe and the USA.
BacTech Enviromet Corporation
Prudent Bear to Provide Funding for BacTech
TORONTO, January 6, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- BacTech Mining Corporation (TSX Venture Exchange:BM) ("BacTech") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to obtain the initial debt financing for the Tonkin Springs gold project in Nevada. The Company is pleased to report that it has agreed to issue a $3 million debenture to The Prudent Global Income Fund ("PGIF"), a member of the Prudent Bear Fund group.