Case Number: No. 02-CV-0605

Practice Area: Securities Fraud & Investor Protection

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $35.7 million

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a $35.7 million settlement in this securities fraud lawsuit consisting of a $29.25 million cash settlement plus an additional $6,528,371 in dividends for a gross settlement value of $35,778,371. Led by Michael Dell’Angelo, this case was litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

The plaintiffs agreed to this settlement with Kinross Gold Corporation, Kinross Gold U.S.A., Inc., and Kinam Gold, Inc. (the “Kinross Defendants”), on behalf of current and certain former shareholders of the $3.75 Series B Preferred Stock of Kinam (the “Preferred”). The settlement resolved a certified federal class action shareholder lawsuit over whether (1) the Kinross Defendants were liable for breach of contract for alleged violations of the express terms of the Preferred, and (2) Defendants Kinross and/or Kinross USA were liable for alleged breaches of their fiduciary duties to the shareholders of the Preferred in connection with the plaintiffs’ claims.

At the time of settlement, the litigation was a certified class action for damages and equitable and declaratory relief, in which the plaintiffs sought redress for alleged breach of the contractual terms of the Preferred as set forth in Kinam’s Articles of Incorporation (the “Charter”), i.e., a breach of contract by the Kinross Defendants, and for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties by Defendants Kinross and Kinross USA to the class for failing to pay at least fair value for the Preferred in the Tender Offer.

From Philip M. Pro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada when awarding class counsel’s fee in Brown v. Kinross, No. 02-605 (D. Nevada):

I commend all of you for the work that you’ve put into it….all of you have done an excellent job and it has been a pleasure to have you in front of me.

If you are an investor and have questions about a potential securities fraud lawsuit, please contact Berger Montague.

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