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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 10/06/2009 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: August 02, 2001

According to the Company’s FORM 10-Q For the Quarterly Period Ended June 30, 2003, in August, 2001, a purported class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Company and several of its officers as well as against the underwriters of the Company’s initial public offering of common stock in June, 2000. In April, 2002, the complaint was amended to add allegations, substantially similar to those described above, concerning the Company’s secondary public offering of stock. In October, 2002, the individual defendants were dismissed without prejudice from this lawsuit pursuant to tolling agreements entered into with the plaintiffs. The Company believes that these claims are without merit. The Company has agreed to join a proposed settlement regarding this claim, which settlement is subject to final negotiation and court approval.

The complaint alleges violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder. On or about June 30, 2000 StorageNetworks commenced an initial public offering of 9,000,000 of its shares of common stock at an offering price of $15 per share (the "StorageNetworks IPO"). In connection therewith, StorageNetworks filed a registration statement,
which incorporated a prospectus (the "Prospectus"), with the SEC. The complaint further alleges that the Prospectus was materially false and misleading because it failed to disclose, among other things, that: (i) Defendants had solicited and received excessive and undisclosed commissions from certain investors in exchange for which Defendants allocated to those investors material portions of the restricted number of StorageNetworks shares issued in connection with the StorageNetworks IPO; and (ii) Defendants had entered into agreements with customers whereby Defendants agreed to allocate StorageNetworks shares to those customers in the StorageNetworks IPO in exchange for which the customers agreed
to purchase additional StorageNetworks shares in the aftermarket at
pre-determined prices. As alleged in the complaint, the SEC is investigating
underwriting practices in connection with several other initial public
offerings.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Technology
Industry: Computer Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 01-CV-07181
JUDGE: Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
DATE FILED: 08/02/2001
CLASS PERIOD START: 06/30/2000
CLASS PERIOD END: 12/06/2000
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Cauley, Geller, Bowman, Coates & Rudman LLP (San Diego, CA)
    225 Broadway, Suite 1900, Cauley, Geller, Bowman, Coates & Rudman LLP (San Diego, CA), CA 92010
    619.702.7350 619.702.7351 ·
  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
  3. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  4. Seeger Weiss LLP (New York)
    One William Street, Seeger Weiss LLP (New York), NY 10004
    212.584.0700 · info@seegerweiss.com
  5. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 01-CV-07181
JUDGE: Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
DATE FILED: 04/19/2002
CLASS PERIOD START: 06/29/2000
CLASS PERIOD END: 12/06/2000
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP (New York)
    10 E. 40th Street, 22nd Floor, Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP (New York), NY 10016
    800.217.1522 · info@bernlieb.com
  2. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY), NY 10119-1065
    212.594.5300 ·
  3. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  4. Sirota & Sirota LLP
    110 Wall Street 21st Floor, Sirota & Sirota LLP, NY 10005
    888.759.2990 212.425.9093 · Info@SirotaLaw.com
  5. Stull, Stull & Brody (New York)
    6 East 45th Street, Stull, Stull & Brody (New York), NY 10017
    310.209.2468 310.209.2087 · SSBNY@aol.com
  6. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
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