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Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces the Filing of a Class Action Suit Against Massachusetts Financial Services Company, MFS Investment Management and the MFS Family of Mutual Funds on Behalf of Investors -- MIDAX, MGIAX, MRSAX, OTCAX
BALTIMORE, Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of all purchasers of shares of the MFS Mutual Funds, which are managed by Massachusetts Financial Services Company, a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial, Inc. (NYSE:SLF) during the period between December 15, 1998 and December 8, 2003, inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking to pursue remedies under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
NutraCea Shareholder Package Now Available Online
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- NutraCea (OTCBB:NTRZ), a leading nutraceutical research and development company, announced today that its new shareholder package is now available at http://www.nutraceacorp.com/ir_iik.html.
USA Video Interactive Corporate
Japan Gives Final Approval For USVO's Store-And-Forward Video Patent
OLD LYME, Connecticut, Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTCBB:USVO) (TSX Venture Exchange:US) (BSE:USF) (Frankfurt:USF) http://www.usvo.com/) has received notice from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, USA Video Inc.'s Patent Application (Application No. HEI 4-77151), covering its store-and-forward video technology, has received final approval. The Japanese Patent Office will be registering and issuing its final patent notification and patent number in due course. The patent is virtually identical to U.S. patent, No. 5,130,792, issued July 14, 1992 by the US Patent and Trademark Office. This U.S. patent is considered a pioneering patent in the field of video-on-demand and Internet video, and has been cited by at least 165 other patents. In addition to this patent approval, USVO holds similar patents in the US, Canada, Germany, England, France, Spain, and Italy.
APO Health, Inc.
APO Health Announces Settlement Of Lawsuit
OCEANSIDE, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- APO Health, Inc. (OTCBB:APOA), a multi-faceted distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies, announced today that it has reached an out of court settlement in an unsolicited customer broadcast fax class action lawsuit by Kenro, Inc. Details of the settlement agreement will be reviewed by the court, which must approve the settlement before it becomes final. Mediation in this matter was court ordered.
Apoteket appoints WM-data as Prime Contractor
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The appraisal of the tenderers in Apoteket's procurement process for IT outsourcing is now complete. In a statement issued by Apoteket on January 28, WM-data has been appointed Prime Contractor for Apoteket's IT operations. It is intended that the parties will sign an agreement on February 9.
Klayman & Toskes P.A.
Institutional and High Net Worth Investors Have 23 Days to "Opt Out" of WorldCom Class Action Lawsuit, Announces Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. -- WCOEQ, MCWEQ, MCIAV
NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. (_K&T_) (http://www.nasd-law.com) is pursuing individual securities arbitration claims worth hundreds of millions of dollars against major brokerage firms on behalf of high net worth investors and WorldCom (Pink Sheets:WCOEQ), (Pink Sheets:MCWEQ), (Pink Sheets:MCIAV) employees whose portfolios were concentrated in WordCom stock and who do not wish to participate in the class action federal lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York (Case # 02 Civ. 3288 DLC). The deadline for opting out of the class action is February 20, 2004, leaving investors only 23 more days to make their decision.
Peab prepares acquisition of F18 in Tullinge
FOERSLOEV, Sweden, Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Peab has signed a contract of intention concerning acquisition of the real estate company F18 in Tullinge in the community of Botkyrka. The seller is Vasallen.
Continued High Demand for SkiStar
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 28, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The booking situation at SkiStar's destinations has improved and the increase in volume of bookings for the winter season 2003/2004 is, at the moment, 6% greater than at this time last year.