In re Enron Corp. Sec., Deriv. & "Erisa" Lit.

Decision Date29 March 2004
Docket NumberNo. CIV.A. H-01-3624.,No. MDL-1446.,MDL-1446.,CIV.A. H-01-3624.
Citation310 F.Supp.2d 819
PartiesIn re ENRON CORPORATION SECURITIES, DERIVATIVE & "ERISA" LITIGATION Mark Newby, et al., Plaintiffs v. Enron Corporation, et al., Defendants The Regents of the University of California, et al., Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs, v. Kenneth L. Lay, et al., Defendants.
CourtU.S. District Court — Southern District of Texas

Richard J. Zook, Tom Alan Cunningham, Cunningham Darlow et al, Roger B. Greenberg, Schwartz, Junell et al, G. Paul Howes, Milberg, Weiss et al, Earnest W. Wotring, Connelly, Baker et al, Charles R. Parker, Locke, Liddell and Sapp, Thomas W. Sankey, Sankey & Luck, Thomas E. Bilek, Hoeffner & Bilek LLP, Jack Edward McGehee, McGehee & Pianelli, Ronald Joseph Kormanik, Sydow, Kormanik et al, Gregory Sean Jez, Fleming & Associates, Robin L. Harrison, Campbell, Harrison et al, Herbert Blake Tartt, Jr., Allyson L. Mihalick, Beirne, Maynard et al, Jack Edward McGehee, Joseph Albert McDermott, III, Attorney at Law, Houston, TX, William S. Lerach, Keith F. Park, Helen J. Hodges, John A. Lowther, James I. Jaconette, Alexandra S. Bernay, Milberg, Weiss et al, San Diego, CA, Ira M. Press, Attorney at Law, Richard A. Speirs, Jeffrey C. Zwerling, Zwerling, Schachter et al, Robert B. Weintraub, Daniel W. Krasner, Wolf, Haldenstein et al, Stephen D. Oestreich, Entwistle & Cappuci LLP, Robert M. Kornreich, Robert C. Finkel, Wolf, Popper LLP, Jonathan M. Plasse, Goodkind, Labaton et al, New York, NY, Michael I. Behn, Futterman & Howard Chtd, Chicago, IL, James M. Finberg, Richard M. Heimann, Melanie M. Piech, Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser et al, Paul F. Bennett, Gold Bennett et al, San Francisco, CA, Stephen Lowey, Neil L. Selinger, Lowey Dannenberg et al, White Plains, NY, Sherrie Savett, Arthur Stock, Berger & Montague, PC, Deborah R. Gross, Law Offices Bernard M. Bross, PC, Philadelphia, PA, William B. Federman, Federman & Sherwood, Oklahoma City, OK, Martin D. Chitwood, Jeffrey H. Konis, Edward H. Nicholson, Jr., Chitwood & Harley, Atlanta, GA, Sidney S. Liebesman, Jay W. Eisenhofer, Grant & Eisenhofer PA, Wilmington, DE, David C. Mattax, Office of Attorney General, Rose Ann Reeser, Texas Attorney General, Austin, TX, James F. Marshall, Attorney at Law, San Marino, CA, Meredith Cavallo, Larry E. Klayman, Judicial Watch Inc., Steven J. Toll, Cohen Milstein et al, Washington, DC, Todd Wayne Hutton, Judicial Watch Inc., Theodore C. Anderson, Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC, Dallas, TX, David R. Scott, Neil Rothstein, James E. Miller, Scott & Scott LLC, Colchester, CT, Hector G. Gancedo, Gancedo & Nieves LLP, Pasadena, CA, Thomas G. Shapiro, Shapiro Haber et al, Boston, MA, David B. Kahn, Attorney at Law, Northfield, IL, for plaintiffs.

Robin D. Hosea, Seabrook, TX, pro se.

Stephen D. Susman, Kenneth S. Marks, Susman, Godfrey, LLP, Scott David Lassetter, John B. Strasburger, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Craig Smyser, Jr., Smyser, Kaplan & Veselka, Robin C. Gibbs, Gibbs & Bruns, Ronald Gene Woods, Attorney at Law, Russell" Rusty" Hardin, Jr., Rusty Hardin and Associates, Barry G. Flynn, Attorney at Law, Billy Jack Shepherd, George W. Billy Shepherd, III, Cruse Scott et al, Clayton C. Cannon, Stumpf, Craddock et al, Mark K. Glasser, King & Spalding, Charles G King, III, King & Pennington, LLP, Lawrence David Finder, Barry Abrams, Abrams, Scott et al, William H. Knull, III, Mark Daniel Manela, Mayer, Brown et al, Joel M. Androphy, Berg & Androphy, Taylor M. Hicks, Jr., Hicks, Thomas et al, Richard Warren Mithoff, Jr., Mithoff and Jacks, Eric J. R. Nichols, Beck, Redden & Secrest, Joseph D. Jamail, II, Jamail and Kolius, Ronald Earl Cook, Cook & Roach LLP, Jack C. Nickens, Nickens Keeton et al, David Elliott Miller, Hugh R. Whiting, Jones Day, William Edward Matthews, Gardere Wynne et al, Harvey G. Brown, Jr., Wright & Brown, Matthew D. Shaffer, Schechter McElwee et al, R. Paul Yetter, Yetter and Warden, Houston, TX, Richard Bruce Drubel, Jr., Boies, Schiller et al, Hanover, NH, John W. Keker, Jan Nielsen Little, Christa M. Anderson, Kerker & Van Nest, LLP, Peter Wald, Matthew D. Harrison, Gabriel G. Gregg, Latham & Watkins, LLP, Stan G. Roman, Krieg, Keller et al, Kelly M. Klaus, Ronald L. Olson, Dennis C. Brown, John W. Spiegel, Kristin L. Myles, Munger, Tolles, & Olson, LLP, San Francisco, CA, Julia B. Cooper, Walston, Wells et al, N. Lee Cooper, Maynard Cooper et al, Crawford S. McGivaren, Jr., Cabaniss Johnston et al, Robert K. Spotswood, Attorney at Law, Kenneth D. Sansom, Spotswood, LLC, Warren B. Lightfoot, Lightfoot, Franklin et al, James C. Huckaby, Jr., Huckaby, Scott et al, Birmingham, AL, James E. Coleman, Jr., Carrington Coleman et al, Charles A. Gall, Jenkens & Gilchrist, Dallas, TX, Charles F. Richards, Jr, Richards, Layton et al, Wilmington, DE, David Clarke, Jr., Keara M. Gordon, Piper, Mabury et al, Robert M. Stern, Bruce Hiler, O'Melveny, Myers, LLP, Turner P. Smith, Samuel Rosenthal, Curtis Mallet-Prevost et al, Michael D. Warden, Luisa Caro, Sidley, Austin et al, John K. Villa, Mary G. Clark, George A. Borden, Robert A. Van Kirk, Gilbert O. Greenman, Williams & Connolly, LLP, Scott B. Schreiber, John C. Massaro, Justin S. Antonipillai, Arnold & Porter, Stephen J. Crimmins, Kara L. Haberbush, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Antonia Apps, Attorney at Law, David Schwarz, Reid M. Figel, Kellogg Huber et al, Lauren Ouziel, Paul Weiss et al, Washington, DC, Brenda M. Hamilton, Glenn E. Coe, Rome McGuigan et al, William J. Melley, III, Attorney at Law, Michael Joseph Walsh, Moukawsher & Walsh, Hartford, CT, David Carr Greer, Bieser, Greer et al, Dayton, OH, Joseph C. Espy, III, Melton, Espy et al, Alvin L. Fox, Jr., Maynard Cooper et al, Montgomery, AL, Joseph F. Welborn, III, Walker, Bryant et al, Salvador M. Hernandez, Bowen, Riley et al, Nashville, TN, Jeffrey Kilduff, O'Melveny & Myers, McLean, VA, Daniel F. Kolb, Sharon Katz, Sharon Katz, Davis, Polk et al, Theresa Ann Foudy, Benard V. Preziosi, Myles Bartley, Eliot Lauer, Myles Bartley, Curtis Mallett-Prevost et al, Catherine E. Palmer, Christopher R. Harris, Seth L. Friedman, Latham & Watkins, Gregory A. Markel, Gregory G. Ballard, Ronit Setton, Nancy I. Ruskin, Jason M. Halper, Cadwalader, Wickersham et al, Richard W. Clary, Karin A. DeMasi, Margaret K. Dooley, Rachel G. Skaistis, Julie Ann North, Melissa J. Baily, Joseph R. Wallin, Richard W. Clary, Cravath, Swaine et al, New York, NY, David H. Braff, Steven J. Purcell, Adam R. Brebner, Jeffrey T. Scott, Michael T. Tomaino, Jr., Julian C. Swearengin, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Lawrence Byrne, Owen Pell, Johanna S. Wilson, Lance Croffoot-Suede, Timothy Pfeifer, White & Case LLP, Christopher M. Joralemon, Herbert S. Washer, James B. Weidner, James D. Miller, Ignatius Grande, James F. Moyle, Guy C. Quinlan, James N. Benedict, Mark A. Kirsch, Jason A. D'Angelo, James D. Miller, Clifford Chance US LLP, Robert F. Serio, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Marshall R. King, James L. Hallowell, Marshall R. King, Gibson Dunn et al, John D. Roesser, David J. Woll, Simpson, Jonathan K. Youngwood, David J. Woll, Jonathan K. Youngwood, Thacher & Bartlett, Thomas C. Rice, Bruce D. Angiolillo, Christopher M. Caparelli, Jill M. O'Toole, George S. Wang, William M. Tong, Nihara K. Choudhri, Pieter H. B. Van Tol, Bruce D. Angiolillo, Mary Elizabeth McGarry, Thomas C. Rice, Bruce D. Angiolillo, Mary Elizabeth McGarry, Simpson Thacher et al, Sean M. Murphy, Attorney at Law, Robert C. Micheletto, David L. Carden, Jones Day et al, Michael G. Davies, Hoguet Newman et al, David W. Woll, Attorney at Law, Robyn F. Tarnofsky, Jonathan Hurwitz, Michael E. Gertzman, Brad S. Karp, Erez Liebermann, Paul Weiss et al, New York, NY, Miles N. Ruthberg, Charles W. Cox, III, James NMI Ferrell, Ethan J. Brown, Camille N. Tragos, Latham & Watkins, Kevin S. Allred, Munger Tolles et al, Los Angeles, CA, Jeffrey S. Bagnell, Ethan A. Levin Epstein, Garrison, Levin, Epstein et al, Anthony M. Fitzgerald, Carmody & Torrance, New Haven, CT, John Cooper McDonald, Schottenstein, Zox et al, William Chester Wilkinson, Thompson Hine, LLP, John Wolcott Zeiger, Zeiger & Carpenter, Mark Kingsley Merkle, Jr., Porter Wright et al, Fordham Eric Huffman, Jones Day et al, Columbus, OH, J. Daniel Sagarin, Hurwitz, Sagarin, Milford, CT, Paul R. Bessette, Akin, Gump et al, Austin, TX, B. J. Rothbaum, Ryan S. Wilson, Drew Neville, Charles E. Geister, III, Hartzog, Conger et al, Kurt M. Rupert, Attorney at Law, Oklahoma City, OK, Alan N. Salpeter, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Jordan M. Rudnick, Mark McLaughlin, Andrew D. Campbell, Michele L. Odorizzi, Mayer, Brown et al, Alan S. Madans, Rothschild, Barry et al, Avidan J. Stern, Jenner Block LLC, Keith Carter Hannigan, Jenkins & Gilchrist, Charles B. Leuin, Attorney at Law, Chicago, IL, Marc J. Kurzman, Madeleine F. Grossman, Levett Rockwood PC, Westport, CT, Timothy K. Roake, Gibson Dunn et al, Palo Alto, CA, Mark S. Gregory, Kelley Drye et al, Stamford, CT, Elizabeth T. Parker, Matthew R. Skolnik, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA, Brian A. Troyer, Jones Day et al, Cleveland, OH, for defendants.

HARMON, District Judge.

ROADMAP MEMORANDUM AND ORDER RE MERRILL LYNCH AND DEUTSCHE BANK ENTITIES

                  I. Merrill Lynch ........................................................... 827
                
                     A. Motion for Clarification ............................................. 827
                     B. Motion to Dismiss Exchange Act Claims ................................ 827
                        1. Primary Violator .................................................. 827
                        2. Loss Causation .................................................... 830
                 II. Deutsche Bank Entities .................................................. 832
                     A. Summary of Allegations and Arguments ................................. 832
                        1. Exchange Act Claims ............................................... 832
                        2.
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