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CBS MarketWatch: Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the Shell Transport and Trading Company, PLC


30 Jan 2004 4:09:10 PM


BALTIMORE, MD, Jan. 30, 2004 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. today announced that it has been retained to pursue a Federal Securities fraud class action on behalf of persons or entities who purchased, converted, exchanged or otherwise acquired the securities, including the common stock traded in overseas markets and the American Depository Receipts (ADRs) trading on the NYSE, of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (RD) and/or The Shell Transport and Trading Company, PLC (SC) between December 3, 1999 and January 9, 2004, inclusive (the "Class Period").  


The case is pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against defendants Royal Dutch, Shell Transport, Shell Petroleum N.V., the Shell Petroleum Limited, Maarten van der Bergh, Judy Boynton, Malcolm Brinded, S. L. Miller, Harry J. M. Roels, Paul D. Skinner, M. Moody-Stuart, Jeroen van der Veer and Philip R. Watts.


The action charges that defendants violated federal securities laws by issuing a series of materially false and misleading statements to the market throughout the Class Period which statements had the effect of artificially inflating the market price of the Company's securities.


No class has yet been certified in the above action. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. If you are a member of the Class, you may move the court no later than March 26, 2004 to serve as a lead plaintiff for the Class. In order to serve as a lead plaintiff, you must meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time, and you may retain counsel of your choice.


If you were a purchaser of shares of the company listed above during the period indicated and want to discuss your legal rights, you may e-mail or call Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. who will, without obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your questions. Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven has been involved in securities litigation for over ten years. You may contact Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A. at The World Trade Center-Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street, Suite 2525, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, by email at

or by calling 410/986-0036.



Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A.

Baltimore, Maryland

Charles J. Piven,



SOURCE: Law Offices Of Charles J. Piven, P.A.


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