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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 07/30/2004 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: November 07, 2002

According to the Company’s FORM 10-Q for the quarterly period ended July 31, 2004, the Company and certain of its current and former officers and directors were named defendants in litigation entitled Paul White, et al. v. H&R Block, et al., consolidated Case Numbers 02CV8965, 02CV9661, 02CV9682 and 02CV9830 pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs in this litigation alleged that the defendants violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by failing to disclose to shareholders various cases in which the Company had been sued regarding the RAL program, by failing to set adequate reserves for those cases, and by failing to disclose the supposed implications of those cases for the future of the RAL program. On July 28, 2004, the defendants’ motion to dismiss was granted and the plaintiffs’ complaint was dismissed..

The original Complaint alleges that defendants violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, by issuing a series of material misrepresentations to the market during the Class Period thereby artificially inflating the price of H&R Block's securities.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Personal Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: HRB
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 02-CV-8965
JUDGE: Hon. Michael B. Mukasey
DATE FILED: 11/07/2002
CLASS PERIOD START: 11/08/1997
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/01/2002
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Abbey Gardy, LLP (New York)
    212 East 39th Street, Abbey Gardy, LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.889.3700 · info@abbeygardy.com
  2. 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 #: 02-CV-8965
JUDGE: Hon. Michael B. Mukasey
DATE FILED: 08/11/2003
CLASS PERIOD START: 11/08/1997
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/01/2002
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Abbey Gardy, LLP (New York)
    212 East 39th Street, Abbey Gardy, LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.889.3700 · info@abbeygardy.com
  2. Faruqi & Faruqi LLP (New York) (former)
    320 East 39th Street, Faruqi & Faruqi LLP (New York) (former), NY 10016
    212.983.9330 212.983.9331 · Nfaruqi@faruqilaw.com
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