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  • US District Court Civil Docket as of 08/04/2005 Retrieved from the court on Thursday, November 08, 2007

    U.S. District Court Southern District of New York (Foley Square)

    CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:00-cv-02284-DLC-DCF

    Cromer Finance, Ltd., et al v. Berger, et al Assigned to: Judge Denise L. Cote Referred to: Magistrate Judge Debra C. Freeman Demand: $0 Cause: 15:78m(a) Securities Exchange Act

    Date Filed: 03/24/2000 Date Terminated: 09/06/2005 Jury Demand: Both Nature of Suit: 850 Securities/Commodities Jurisdiction: Federal Question

    Plaintiff Cromer Finance, Ltd. individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated

    represented by Irena Sara Brobston Thelen Reid & Priest LLP 875 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022-6225 (212) 603-2000 LEAD ATTORNEY Jeffrey H. Squire Kirby, McInerney & Squire, L.L.P. 830 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 371-6600 LEAD ATTORNEY Joanne M Cicala Kirby McInerney LLP 830 Third Avenue 10th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 317-2300 Fax: (212) 751-2540 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY Mark A. Strauss Kirby McInerney LLP 830 Third Avenue 10th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 317-2300 Fax: 212-751-2540 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY

  • Richard L. Stone Kirby McInerney LLP 830 Third Avenue 10th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212)-371-6600 Fax: (212)-751-2540 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY Steven J. Shore Ganfer & Shore, LLP 360 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10017 212 922-9250 Fax: 212 922-9335 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY Richard P. Swanson Thelen, Reid & Priest, L.L.P. 875 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 603-2000 ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

    V.

    Defendant

    Michael Berger TERMINATED: 03/23/2004

    represented by Sara Mogulescu Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Silberberg 565 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017 (212) 856-9600 TERMINATED: 04/23/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY

    Defendant

    Deloitte & Touche TERMINATED: 09/08/2000

    Defendant

    Fund Administration Services (Bermuda) Ltd.

  • TERMINATED: 10/07/2002

    Defendant

    Ernst & Young, L.L.P. TERMINATED: 09/08/2000

    Defendant

    John Does 1 through 100

    Defendant

    Bear Stearns Securities Corp. TERMINATED: 01/19/2001

    represented by Adam J. Freedman Schulte, Roth & Zabel, L.L.P. 919 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 756-2000 Email: [email protected] TERMINATED: 01/19/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY Daniel J. Kramer Schulte, Roth & Zabel, L.L.P. 919 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 756-2000 Email: [email protected] TERMINATED: 07/30/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY Harry Simeon Davis Schwartz & Ballen LLP 1990 M Street Nw Suite 500 Washington, NY 20036 212-756-2222 Fax: 212-593-5955 Email: [email protected] TERMINATED: 07/30/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY

    Defendant

    Bear Stearns & Co., Incorporated TERMINATED: 07/30/2001

    represented by Adam J. Freedman (See above for address) TERMINATED: 07/30/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY Daniel J. Kramer (See above for address)

  • TERMINATED: 07/30/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY Harry Simeon Davis (See above for address) TERMINATED: 07/30/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY

    Defendant

    Financial Administration Services (Bermuda), Ltd. TERMINATED: 07/30/2001

    Movant

    Mark Nichols represented by Mark W. Smith Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, L.L.P. 1633 Broadway New York, NY 10019 (212) 506-1700 LEAD ATTORNEY

    Movant

    Manhattan Capital Management, Inc.

    Movant

    Manhattan Investment Fund, Ltd.

    Plaintiff

    Prival N.V. on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated

    represented by Irena Sara Brobston (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY Mark A. Strauss (See above for address) LEAD ATTORNEY Richard P. Swanson Thelen, Reid & Priest L.L.P. 40 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 603-2000 LEAD ATTORNEY

  • V.

    Defendant

    Ernst & Young International TERMINATED: 06/06/2001

    Defendant

    Ernst & Young Bermuda TERMINATED: 10/07/2002

    Defendant

    Kempe & Whittle Associates Limited TERMINATED: 10/07/2002

    Defendant

    Deloitte & Touche (Burmuda) TERMINATED: 01/30/2004

    represented by Michael John Dell Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP 1177 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 212-715-9129 Fax: 212-715-8000 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY

    Defendant

    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu TERMINATED: 01/30/2004

    represented by Aric Hugo Wu Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (NYC) 200 Park Avenue, 48th Floor New York, NY 10166 2123513820 Fax: 2123515344 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY John T. Behrendt Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P. 200 Park Avenue New York, NY 10166 (212) 351-4000 LEAD ATTORNEY Mark Benjamin Holton Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (NYC) 200 Park Avenue, 48th Floor New York, NY 10166

  • 2123513891 Fax: 2123515230 Email: [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY

    Defendant

    Deloitte & Touche L.L.P. TERMINATED: 01/30/2004

    represented by Timothy Harkness Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP 1177 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 LEAD ATTORNEY

    Defendant

    Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.

    Defendant

    Financial Asset Management, Inc. TERMINATED: 12/04/2002

    represented by Martin I. Kaminsky Pollack & Kaminsky 114 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 (212)575-4700 TERMINATED: 11/20/2001 LEAD ATTORNEY

    Defendant

    Ernst & Young International TERMINATED: 01/23/2003

    Defendant

    Bear Stearns Securities Corp.

    Date Filed # Docket Text

    03/24/2000 1 CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT filed; Summons issued and Notice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c); FILING FEE $ 150.00 RECEIPT # 370083. (bm) (Entered: 03/28/2000)

    03/24/2000 2 RULE 1.9 CERTIFICATE filed by Cromer Finance, Ltd. . (bm) (Entered: 03/28/2000)

    03/24/2000 CASE REFERRED TO Judge Cote. (bm) (Entered: 03/28/2000)

    03/31/2000 Case accepted as related to 1:00cv 333. Notice of assignment to follow. (bm) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

  • 03/31/2000 3 Notice of assignment to Judge Denise L. Cote . Copy of notice and judge's rules mailed to Attorney(s) of record: Joanne M. Cicala, Mark Allen Strauss, Richard L. Stone, Jeffrey H. Squire . (bm) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

    04/07/2000 4 STIPULATION and ORDER, reset answer due for 5/19/00 for Bear Stearns Secur ( signed by Judge Allen G. Schwartz ) (cd) (Entered: 04/10/2000)

    04/12/2000 5 Notice of Initial Pretrial Conference: Initial pre-trial conference set for 11:00 a.m. on 5/19/00 ( signed by Judge Denise L. Cote ) (cd) Modified on 04/13/2000 (Entered: 04/12/2000)

    04/18/2000 6 Affidavit of service of true and complete copies of the Notice of Assignment and Local Rules by fax and prepaid first-class mail on 4/11/00; see attached list of parties served (ls) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

    04/18/2000 7 Affidavit of service of true and complete copies of Notice of Initial Pretrial Conf. by fax and prepaid first-class mail on 4/11/00; see attached list of parties served (ls) Modified on 04/19/2000 (Entered: 04/19/2000)

    04/24/2000 8 STIPULATION AND ORDER Extending Time; reset answer to the Class Action Complt. due for 5/19/00 for Deloitte & Touche ; this stipulation is w/o prejudice to, and Deloitte expressly reserves, all objections that it may have to the Class Action Complt., including w/o limitation, insufficiency of process, insufficiency of service of process and lack of personal jurisdiction ; ( signed by Judge Denise L. Cote ) (ls) (Entered: 04/25/2000)

    05/15/2000 9 Memo-Endorsement on letter addressed to Judge Cote from John T. Behrendt, dated 5/11/00. Re: Lead counsel for deft Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu requests that his colleague have permission to participate in the status conference scheduled for 5/19/00 in his stead; or if this is not acceptable, that he could attend the conference during the week of May 29 or June 12. Conference is adjourned to 12:00 PM on 6/2/00 . ( signed by Judge Denise L. Cote ); Copies mailed. (sn) (Entered: 05/16/2000)

    05/18/2000 10 NOTICE OF MOTION by Cromer Finance, Ltd.; for an order pursuant to section 21 D(a)(3)(B) of the Securities Exchange Acto fo 1934 for appointment as Lead Plainitff of a class or purchasers of securities of Manhattan Investment Fund Ltd. from 9/31/96 thru 1/18/00 ; for approval of its choice of lead counsel ; Return date: 6/16/00. (pl) (Entered: 05/19/2000)

    05/18/2000 11 AFFIDAVIT of Mark A. Strauss by Cromer Finance, Ltd. in support Re: [10-1] motion for an order pursuant to section 21 D(a)(3)(B) of the Securities Exchange Acto fo 1934 for appointment as Lead Plainitff of a class or purchasers of securities of Manhattan Investment Fund Ltd. from 9/31/96 thru 1/18/00; [10-2] motion for approval of its choice of lead counsel. (pl) (Entered: 05/19/2000)

    05/18/2000 12 MEMORANDUM OF LAW by Cromer Finance, Ltd. in support of [10-1] motion for an order pursuant to section 21 of the Securities Exchange Acto fo 1934 for appointment as Lead Plainitff of a class