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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 11/16/2012 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: January 22, 2004

On October 25, 2012, the order was signed by The Hon. Catherine Blake (per proposed settlement 7/2/08)

On May 19, 2010 an Order granting preliminary approval to the settlement was signed by The Hon. Catherine C. Blake.

On April 21, 2010, the Stipulation & Agreement of Settlement was entered

According to the latest docket dated December 12, 2007, discovery has been proceeding in the multi-district mutual funds litigation. Simultaneously, some of the defendants have been involved in settlement discussions with the plaintiffs. This settlement process has been impacted by parallel regulatory proceedings occurring at the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Nevertheless, the court has been advised that several settlements have been agreed upon in principle. Additionally, numerous individuals and firms have been voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs throughout 2005 and 2006. On June 11, 2007, the over-seeing judges issued a scheduling order calling for completion of discovery by March 28, 2008.

Additionally, oral arguments concerning numerous pending motions for dismissal were held on October 5, 2007. Those motions were ordered denied on October 19, 2007.

Numerous motions to dismiss various complaints were filed on February 25 and March 7, 2005.

In March 2004, by the Order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the case was transferred from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The case is now being handled under In re: Mutual Funds Litigation, case number 04-md-15862.

According to a press release dated January 23, 2004, the Complaint alleges that defendants violated Sections 11 and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933; Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder; and Section 206 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The Complaint charges that, throughout the Class Period, certain of the defendants failed to disclose that they improperly allowed certain favored investors 'timing' of the Funds' securities. Timing is excessive, arbitrage trading undertaken to turn a quick profit and which ordinary investors are told that the funds police. Timing injures ordinary mutual fund investors -- who are not allowed to engage in such practices -- and are acknowledged as improper practices by the Funds. In return for receiving extra fees from favored investors, Deutsche Bank AG, Scudder Investments, Deutsche Asset Management, and Deutsche Investment Management allowed and facilitated timing activities in the Funds, to the detriment of class members, who paid, dollar for dollar, for improper profits made by privileged investors. These practices were undisclosed in the prospectuses of the Funds, which falsely represented that the Funds actively police against timing and that premature redemptions will be assessed a charge.

The Funds, and the symbols for the respective Funds named below, are as follows:


Scudder 21st Century Growth Fund (SCNAX, SCNBX, SCNCX)
Scudder Aggressive Growth Fund (KGGAX, KGGBX, KGGCX)
Scudder Blue Chip Fund (KBCAX, KBCBX, KBCCX)
Scudder Capital Growth Fund (SDGAX, SDGBX, SDGCX, SDGRX, SDGTX)
Scudder Dynamic Growth Fund (KSCAX, KSCBX, KSCCX)
Scudder Flag Investors Communications Fund (TISHX, FTEBX, FTICX, FLICX)
Scudder Global Biotechnology Fund (DBBTX, DBBBX, DBBCX)
Scudder Gold & Precious Metals Fund (SGDAX, SGDBX, SGDCX)
Scudder Growth Fund (KGRAX, KGRBX, KGRCX)
Scudder Health Care Fund Sym: SUHAX, SUHBX, SUHCX)
Scudder Large Company Growth Fund (SGGAX, SGGBX, SGGCX, SCQRX)
Scudder Micro Cap Fund (SMFAX, SMFBX, SMFCX, MGMCX, MMFSX)
Scudder Mid Cap Fund (SMCAX, SMCBX, SMCCX, SMCRX, BTEAX, BTCAX)
Scudder Small Cap Fund (SSDAX, SSDBX, SSDCX, SSDRX, BTSCX)
Scudder Strategic Growth Fund (SCDAX, SCDBX, SCDCX, SCDIX)
Scudder Technology Fund (KTCAX, KTCBX, KTCCX, KTCIX )
Scudder Technology Innovation Fund (SRIAX, SRIBX, SRICX)
Scudder Top 50 US Fund (FAUSX, FBUSX, FCUSX)
Scudder Contrarian Fund (KDCAX, KDCBX, KDCCX, KDCRX)
Scudder-Dreman Financial Services Fund (KDFAX, KDFBX, KDFCX)
Scudder-Dreman High Return Equity Fund (KDHAX, KDHBX, KDHCX, KDHRX, KDHIX)
Scudder-Dreman Small Cap Value Fund (Sym: KDSAX, KDSBX, KDSCX, KDSRX, KDSIX)
Scudder Flag Investors Equity Partners Fund (FLEPX, FEPBX, FEPCX, FLIPX)
Scudder Growth & Income Fund (SUWAX, SUWBX, SUWCX, SUWRX, SUWIX)
Scudder Large Company Value Fund (SDVAX, SDVBX, SDVCX)
Scudder-RREEF Real Estate Securities Fund (Sym: RRRAX, RRRBX, RRRCX, RRRSX, RRRRX)
Scudder Small Company Stock Fund (SZCAX, SZCBX, SZCCX)
Scudder Small Company Value Fund (SAAUX, SABUX, SACUX)
Scudder Tax Advantaged Dividend Fund (SDDAX, SDDBX, SDDCX, SDDGX)
Scudder Flag Investors Value Builder Fund (FLVBX, FVBBX, FVBCX, FLIVX)
Scudder Focus Value+Growth Fund (KVGAX, KVGBX, KVGCX)
Scudder Lifecycle Mid Range Fund (BTLRX)
Scudder Lifecycle Long Range Fund (BTILX, BTAMX)
Scudder Lifecycle Short Range Fund (BTSRX)
Scudder Pathway Conservative Portfolio (Sym: SUCAX, SUCBX, SUCCX)
Scudder Pathway Growth Portfolio (Sym: SUPAX, SUPBX, SUPCX)
Scudder Pathway Moderate Portfolio (SPDAX, SPDBX, SPDCX)
Scudder Retirement Fund Series V (KRFEX)
Scudder Retirement Fund Series VI (KRFGX)
Scudder Retirement Fund Series VII (KRFGX)
Scudder Target 2010 Fund (KRFBX)
Scudder Target 2012 Fund (KRFCX)
Scudder Target 2013 Fund (KRFDX)
Scudder Total Return Fund (KTRAX, KTRBX, KTRCX, KTRGX)
Scudder Emerging Markets Growth Fund (SEKAX, SEKBX, SEKCX)
Scudder Emerging Markets Income Fund (SZEAX, SZEBX, SZECX)
Scudder European Equity Fund (Sym: DBEAX, DBEBX, DBECX, MEUEX, MEUVX)
Scudder Global Fund (SGQAX, SGQBX, SGQCX, SGQRX)
Scudder Global Bond Fund (SZGAX, SZGBX, SZGCX)
Scudder Global Discovery Fund (KGDAX, KGDBX, KGDCX)
Scudder Greater Europe Growth Fund (SERAX, SERBX, SERCX)
Scudder International Fund (SUIAX, SUIBX, SUICX)
Scudder International Equity Fund (DBAIX, DBBIX, DBCIX, BEIIX, BEITX, BTEQX)
Scudder International Select Equity Fund (Sym: DBISX, DBIBX, DBICX, DBITX, MGINX, MGIVX, MGIPX)
Scudder Japanese Equity Fund ( FJEAX, FJEBX, FJECX)
Scudder Latin America Fund (SLANX, SLAOX, SLAPX)
Scudder New Europe Fund (KNEAX, KNEBX, KNECX, KNEIX)
Scudder Pacific Opportunities Fund (SPAOX, SBPOX, SPCCX)
Scudder Worldwide 2004 Fund (KWIVX)
Scudder Fixed Income Fund (SFXAX, SFXBX, SFXCX, SFXRF, MFINX, MFISX)
Scudder High Income Plus Fund (Sym: MGHYX, MGHVX, MGHPX)
Scudder High Income Fund (KHYAX, KHYBX, KHYCX, KHYIX)
Scudder High Income Opportunity Fund (SYOAX, SYOBX, SYOCX)
Scudder Income Fund (SZIAX, SZIBX, SZICX)
Scudder PreservationPlus Fund (BTPIX, BTPSX)
Scudder PreservationPlus Income Fund (Sym: PPIAX, PPLCX, DBPIX)
Scudder Short Term Bond Fund (SZBAX, SZBBX, SZBCX
Scudder Short Duration Fund (SDUAX, SDUBX, SDUCX, MGSFX)
Scudder Strategic Income Fund (KSTAX, KSTBX, KSTCX)
Scudder US Government Securities Fund (KUSAX, KUSBX, KUSCX)
Scudder California Tax-Free Income Fund (KCTAX, KCTBX, KCTCX)
Scudder Florida Tax-Free Income Fund (KFLAX, KFLBX, KFLCX)
Scudder High Yield Tax-Free Fund (NOTAX, NOTBX, NOTCX, NOTIX)
Scudder Intermediate Tax/AMT Free Fund (SZMAX, SZMBX, SZMCX)
Scudder Managed Municipal Bond Fund (SMLAX, SMLBX, SMLCX, SMLIX)
Scudder Massachusetts Tax-Free Fund (SQMAX, SQMBX, SQMCX)
Scudder Municipal Bond Fund (MGMBX, MMBSX)
Scudder New York Tax-Free Income Fund (KNTAX, KNTBX, KNTCX)
Scudder Short Term Municipal Bond Fund (SRMAX, SRMBX, SRMCX, MGSMX, MSMSX)
Scudder EAFE (R) Equity Index Fund (BTAEX, BTIEX)
Scudder Equity 500 Index Fund (BTIIX)
Scudder S&P 500 Stock Fund (KSAAX, KSABX, KSACX)
Scudder Select 500 Fund (OUTDX, OUTBX, OUTBX, OUTRX
Scudder US Bond Index Fund (Sym: BTUSX )
Scudder Cash Reserves Fund

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Financial
Industry: Money Center Banks
Headquarters: Germany

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: DB
Company Market: ETF
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 04-CV-00520
JUDGE: Hon. Shira A Scheindlin
DATE FILED: 01/22/2004
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/22/1999
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/12/2004
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Abraham & Associates
  2. Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky (New York, 42 Street)
  3. Cauley Geller Bowman Coates & Rudman, LLP (New York)
  4. Cauley Geller, Bowman Coates & Rudman, LLP (Boca Raton, FL)
  5. Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A.
  6. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY)
  7. Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP
  8. Reinhardt, Wendorf & Blanchfield Attorneys at Law
  9. Stull, Stull & Brody (New York)
  10. The Emerson Firm
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COURT: D. Maryland
DOCKET #: 04-MD-15861
JUDGE: Hon. Shira A Scheindlin
DATE FILED: 09/29/2004
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/22/1999
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/12/2004
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Berger & Montague PC
  2. Brian Barry
  3. Brower Piven (Baltimore)
  4. Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (Haverford)
  5. Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
  6. Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP
  7. Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP
  8. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
  9. Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, PC
  10. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
  11. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
  12. Tydings & Rosenberg LLP
  13. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
  14. Wolf Popper, LLP
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