Lane Powell teamed with national law firms in successfully defending eight investment bank clients in 54 derivative shareholder actions, brought in federal court in Seattle late in 2007. These dismissals will eliminate exposure to untold millions of dollars in damage claims.
In an order filed on March 12, The Honorable James Robart, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, granted issuer Motions to Dismiss in the 30 cases in which the issuers had filed the motions. That dismissal was based on an inadequate demand made by Plaintiff to the issuers and is without prejudice. In the remaining 24 cases, Judge Robart granted our eight underwriter defendants' omnibus Motion to Dismiss the complaints with prejudice.
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