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IN RE WORLDCOM

United States District Court, S.D. New York


February 24, 2004.

IN RE WORLDCOM, INC. SECURITIES MASTER FILE LITIGATION

The opinion of the court was delivered by: DENISE COTE, District Judge

ORDER

On February 20, 2004, the Court dismissed the complaint in Bell, et al. v. Ebbers, et al., 03 Civ. 4490 on the ground that this action was preempted by the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, Pub.L. No. 105-353, 112 Stat. 3227 (1998) ("SLUSA"). On February 20, this Court issued a Scheduling Order requesting any motion to dismiss the other nine actions filed in Mississippi Circuit Court (the "Nine Actions") based on the holdings of the February 20 Opinion be filed by February 27. On February 23, this Court received Motions for Leae to File Amended Complaints dated February 21 submitted by plaintiffs in 03 Civ. 4490 (the "Bell Plaintiffs") and in the Nine Actions. In addition, on February 23, the Court received the Bell Plaintiffs' Motion for Reconsideration of the February 20 Opinion. It is hereby

ORDERED that the February 20 Scheduling Order is vacated. Page 2

  IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the schedule below will govern the briefing of any motions to dismiss the above-captioned matters as well as the motions filed by the Bell Plaintiffs and the plaintiffs in the Nine Actions. By the following dates, the parties shall submit:

February 27 — Any motion to dismiss the Nine Actions.
  March 5 — Defendants' opposition to the Motions for Leave to Amend and the Motion for Reconsideration.

  March 19 — Plaintiffs' opposition to any motion to dismiss.

  March 19 — Plaintiffs' reply on their Motion for Leave to Amend and on the Motion for Reconsideration.

  March 26 — Defendants' reply on their motion to dismiss.

  SO ORDERED.

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