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KIRCHER v. PUTNAM FUNDS TRUST, 04-1495

Court found that it did have subject matter jurisdiction under Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, and would proceed to the merits concerning a case alleging securities misconduct originally brought as a class action in state court, based on state law alone.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 07/25/2006
  • Decided 06/29/2004
  • Published 06/29/2004

Judges

  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • George A. Zelcs, Korein Tillery, Chicago, IL, Robert L. King, Korein Tillery, St. Louis, MO, Sanford Svetcov, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rebecca R. Jackson, Bryan Cave, St. Louis, MO, Matthew R. Kipp, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Chicago, IL, Robert H. Shultz, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Edwardsville, John W. Rotunno, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, Chicago, IL, Dale Harris, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Denver, CO, Mark A. Perry, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, DC, Jon A. Santangelo, Stinson, Morrison & Hecker, St. Louis, MO, Meagher & Flom, Kenneth E. Rechtoris, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, Chicago, IL, Charles F. Smith, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, IL, Robert Y. Sperling, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL, Steven B. Feirson, Dechert, Philadelphia, PA, Gordon R. Broom, Edwardsville, IL, John D. Donovan, Jr., Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA, Ann C. Barron, Bryan Cave, St. Louis, MO, Mark A. Rabinowitz, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago, IL, David E. Foropp, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL, Frank N. Gundlach, Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis, MO, Daniel A. Pollack, Pollack & Kamnisky, New York, NY, John W. Rotunno, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, Chicago, IL, Thomas B. Smith, Ropes & Gray, Washington, DC, for Defendants-Appellants.
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