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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 05/26/1999 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: April 28, 1997

According to the firm's Form 10-K dated February 8, 2000, this complaint and another similar complaint were consolidated, and the consolidated amended complaint purports to be a securities class action on behalf of all persons who purchased common stock of Aura during the period from January 18, 1995 to April 25, 1997, inclusive. The complaint alleges that as a result of false and misleading information disseminated by the defendants, the market price of Aura's common stock was artificially inflated during the Class Period. The complaint contains allegations which assert that the company violated federal securities laws by selling Aura Common stock at discounts to the prevailing U.S. market price under Regulation S without informing Aura's shareholders or the public at large. In June, 1998, the Court entered an order staying further discovery in order to facilitate completion of settlement discussions between the parties. On October 12, 1998, the parties entered into a stipulation for settlement of all claims, subject to approval by the Court. Under the stipulation for settlement Aura agreed to pay $4.5 million in cash or stock, at Aura's option, plus 3.5 million warrants at an exercise price of $2.25. In addition, Aura's insurance carrier agreed to pay $10.5 million. The settlement was finally approved by the Court in October 1999 and was thereafter amended in December 1999 to allow Aura to defer payment of the settlement amount until April 2000 in exchange for an additional 2 million shares of Aura Common Stock, subject to certain adjustments.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Technology
Industry: Electronic Instruments & Controls
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: C.D. California
DOCKET #: 97-CV-03103
JUDGE: Hon. Stephen V. Wilson
DATE FILED: 04/28/1997
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/18/1995
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/25/1997
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Schatz & Nobel, P.C.
    330 Main Street, Schatz & Nobel, P.C., CT 06106
    800.797.5499 860.493.6290 · sn06106@AOL.com
  2. Weiss & Yourman (New York, NY)
    The French Building, 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1600, Weiss & Yourman (New York, NY), NY 10126
    212.682.3025 212.682.3010 · info@wyca.com
No Document Title Filing Date
COURT: C.D. California
DOCKET #: 97-CV-03103
JUDGE: Hon. Stephen V. Wilson
DATE FILED: 07/18/1997
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/18/1995
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/25/1997
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Schatz & Nobel, P.C.
    330 Main Street, Schatz & Nobel, P.C., CT 06106
    800.797.5499 860.493.6290 · sn06106@AOL.com
  2. Weiss & Yourman (New York, NY)
    The French Building, 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1600, Weiss & Yourman (New York, NY), NY 10126
    212.682.3025 212.682.3010 · info@wyca.com
No Document Title Filing Date