Class Status Sought In Express Scripts-Medco Deal Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT) -- A group of Medco Health Solutions Inc. shareholders on Thursday asked a New Jersey federal judge to certify a class of plaintiffs in a host of recently consolidated suits seeking to derail Express Scripts Inc.'s $29.1 billion purchase of the rival pharmacy benefit manager.

The Louisiana Municipal Police Employees Retirement System requested that the court establish a class of plaintiffs consisting of shareholders who had bought Medco common stock prior to Aug. 6. The pension fund filed its certification motion one day after its proposed class...
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