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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 09/02/2003 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: July 31, 1996

According to the latest docket posted, after the U.S. Court of Appeals remanded the case back to District Court, the plaintiff filed a motion for leave to amend the complaint on May 23, 2003. On September 2, 2003, the Court entered the Order by Chief Judge Marilyn H. Patel denying plaintiff's motion for leave to amend complaint and dismissing the complaint with prejudice.

As summarized by the Company’s FORM 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 2000, the three class action suits filed against the Company in federal court were consolidated into one suit which was dismissed with prejudice, finding that plaintiffs had not alleged any statement that was false and misleading in violation of the federal securities laws. Plaintiffs filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. On November 2, 1999, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the district court dismissal and remanded the case to the trial court for reconsideration in light of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in The Silicon Graphics Case.

As previously reported in the Company’s FORM 10-K For The Fiscal Year Ended May 31, 1997, on July 31, 1996, a complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, against the Company and certain of its directors and officers under the caption "Polk v. Lynn C. Fritz, John Johung, Stephen M. Mattessich, Carsten S. Andersen and Fritz Companies, Inc." The complaint, which purports to be brought on behalf of the class of purchasers of the Company's stock between August 28, 1995 and July 23, 1996 alleges various violations of federal securities laws in connection with prior disclosures made by the Company and seeks unspecified damages. On July 31, 1996, a second complaint containing substantially similar allegations was filed in the same court under the caption "Weiss v. Lynn C. Fritz, John H. Johung, Stephen M. Mattessich, Carsten S. Andersen and Fritz Companies, Inc." On August 13, 1996, a third complaint containing substantially similar allegations was filed in the same court under the caption "E.M. Lawrence Limited Frozen Retirement Trust Dated September 1, 1992 v. Fritz Companies, Inc., Lynn C. Fritz, Carsten S. Andersen, John H. Johung and Stephen M. Mattessich." The three class action suits filed against the Company in state court were dismissed with prejudice by the Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco on grounds the claims asserted the California Corporate Securities law and common law fraud were not legally tenable. One of the cases dismissed is being appealed. On April 25, 1997, the three remaining complaints were consolidated into one consolidated amended complaint.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Transportation
Industry: Misc. Transportation
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: FRTZ
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: N.D. California
DOCKET #: 96-CV-2712
JUDGE: Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel
DATE FILED: 07/31/1996
CLASS PERIOD START: 08/28/1995
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/23/1996
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (San Diego - former)
    402 West Broadway , Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (San Diego - former), CA 92101
    619.230.0800 619.230.1874 · info@barrack.com
  2. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (San Diego, CA)
    600 West Broadway, 1800 One America Plaza, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (San Diego, CA), CA 92101
    800.449.4900 · support@milberg.com
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COURT: N.D. California
DOCKET #: 96-CV-2712
JUDGE: Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel
DATE FILED: 04/25/1997
CLASS PERIOD START: 08/28/1995
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/23/1996
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (San Diego - former)
    402 West Broadway , Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (San Diego - former), CA 92101
    619.230.0800 619.230.1874 · info@barrack.com
  2. Berger & Montague PC
    1622 Locust Street, Berger & Montague PC, PA 19103
    800.424.6690 215.875.4604 · investorprotect@bm.net
  3. Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (CA)
    425 California Street, Suite 2025, Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (CA), CA 94104
    415.433.3200 415.433.6382 ·
  4. Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
    100 Park Avenue, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP, NY 10017
    212.907.0700 212.818.0477 · info@glrslaw.com
  5. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (S.F., CA)
    100 Pine Street - Suite 2600, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (S.F., CA), CA 94111
    415.288.4545 415.288.4534 ·
  6. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (San Diego, CA)
    600 West Broadway, 1800 One America Plaza, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (San Diego, CA), CA 92101
    800.449.4900 · support@milberg.com
  7. Schiffrin & Craig, Ltd.
    Three Bala Plaza East Suite 400, Schiffrin & Craig, Ltd., PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 ·
  8. Wolf Popper, LLP
    845 Third Avenue, Wolf Popper, LLP, NY 10022-6689
    877.370.7703 212.486.2093 · IRRep@wolfpopper.com
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