Thursday, August 24, 2006

Appeal is the "Genesis" of a Settlement

Today Wolf Popper LLP announced the proposed settlement of the securities class action pending against Genesis Microchip Inc. (NASDAQ: GNSS) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The $1.75 million settlement came after the case was dismissed by Judge Jeffrey S. White, but before plaintiffs appeal was heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A copy of the stipulation of settlement is available here.

Wolf Popper LLP and Alexander, Hawes & Audet, LLP are lead and liaison counsel, respectively. The lead plaintiff in the litigation appears to be former model (and current wife of Carl Bernstein) Christine Kuehbeck.

The PSLRA Nugget has a post about some interesting, though unrelated litigation involving Ms. Kuehbeck.

Readers may recall this recent post which discussed the local rules of the District, which require the posting of virtually securities fraud class action litigation complaints and pleadings to a "Designated Internet Site" such as Stanford Law School's Securities Class Action Clearinghouse or Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP's Securities Class Action Designated Internet Site. A search of both of those websites reveals nary a mention of the Genesis Microchip litigation.

Daily Trivia: Genesis is the leading supplier of the video processors used in liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors, which today are the most widely used display technology for PC monitors.

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