Gregory v. Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc., et al

Filing 199

ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD re 198 . Signed by Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker on 3/11/2009. (cgk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/11/2009)

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Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 1 of 10 1 MILBERG LLP JEFF S. WESTERMAN (SBN 94559) 2 One California Plaza 300 S. Grand Ave., Suite 3900 3 Los Angeles, CA 90071-3172 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 4 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 E-mail: jwesterman@milberg.com 5 MILBERG LLP 6 GEORGE A. BAUER III ANITA KARTALOPOULOS 7 One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th Floor New York, NY 10119 8 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 Facsimile: (212) 868-1229 9 E-mail: gbauer@milberg.com akartalopoulos@milberg.com 10 Lead Counsel for the Class 11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 13 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 14 RICHARD GREGORY, On Behalf of Himself ) Case No.: C-04-4293-VRW 15 and All Others Similarly Situated, ) ) CLASS ACTION 16 ) Plaintiff, ) RESPONSE TO 17 ) FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER, vs. ) SUBMITTED ON BEHALF OF 18 CHIRON CORPORATION, HOWARD H. ) ALL PARTIES PIEN, JOHN A. LAMBERT and DAVID V. ) 19 SMITH, ) ) 20 ) Defendants. ) 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.: C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 2 of 10 1 On February 9, 2009 this Court entered an Order (Docket # 197), which, found that the 2 proposed "Final Order and Judgment" submitted by the Parties under the terms of the Settlement 3 Stipulation (Docket #186) does not comply with FRCP 54(a)1 and 58(a).2 The February 9, 2009 4 Order (Docket # 197) provides among other things "Counsel are requested to review the attached 5 proposed form of judgment and inform the court whether it meets with their approval. In 6 addition, counsel should prepare a proposed from of order to resolve any outstanding issues that 7 require judicial resolution in order to implement their settlement." 8 Submitted herewith as Exhibit A, is a proposed form of Judgment in substitution for the 9 Court's proposed form (Docket #197-2), and, submitted as Exhibit B, is a proposed separate 10 form of Order Approving Class Action Settlement, Plan of Allocation and Common Fund Fee 11 and Expense Award. "to resolve any outstanding issues that require judicial resolution in order to 12 implement their settlement." 13 Plaintiff's Counsel and Defendants' Counsel have conferred and Defendants' Counsel 14 have authorized Plaintiff's Counsel to represent that they join in this response. 15 16 17 Revised Proposed Judgment Form (Exhibit A): A. Required Addition of Class Findings: Plaintiff's Counsel submit that because this is a class action, the judgment to be entered 18 herein is required by FRCP 23(c)(3)(B)3 to "describe those to whom the Rule 23(c )(2) notice 19 was directed, who have not requested exclusion, and whom the court finds to be class members." 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 FRCP 54(a) provides "Definition, Form. "Judgment" as used in these rules includes a decree and any order from which an appeal lies. A Judgment should not include recitals of pleadings, a master's report, or a record of prior proceedings." 2 FRCP 58(a) provides "Separate Document. Every judgment and amended judgment must be set out in a separate document, but a separate document is not required for an order disposing of a motion: (1) for judgment under Rule 50(b); (2) to amend or make additional findings under Rule 52(b); (3) for attorneys fees under Rule 54; (4) for a new trial, or to alter or amend the Judgment under Rule 59; or (5) for relief under Rule 60." FRCP 23(c)(3)(B) provides "Judgment. Whether or not favorable to the class, the judgment in a class action must: . . . (B) for any class certified under Rule 23(b)(3), include and specify or describe those to whom the Rule 23(c )(2) notice was directed, who have not requested exclusion, and whom the court finds to be class members." 3 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 -1 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 3 of 10 1 The attached proposed Judgment (Exhibit A) includes, as paragraph 1, a description of those to 2 whom the Rule 23(c )(2) notice was directed. The attached proposed Judgment includes, as 3 paragraph 2, a list of the only persons or entities who have requested exclusion. The attached 4 proposed Judgment, at paragraph 3, describes whom the court finds to be class members. 5 6 B. Deletion of language that Plaintiff shall recover $30 million plus: As part of the Settlement (reflected in paragraph 30(a) of the Stipulation), the parties 7 agreed to settle the Action without any concession of liability on the Defendants' part and, 8 indeed, Defendants expressly deny liability. The formulation in the Court's proposed form of 9 judgment that "Lead Plaintiff . . . shall recover from defendants . . . the sum of $30 million 10 plus . . ." is a form of words often found in judgments following determinations of liability. 11 Accordingly, the parties believe it would be more appropriate, and consistent with the agreed 12 terms of the settlement, to replace this language with the formulation " Defendants shall pay to 13 Lead Counsel's escrow account for the benefit of the Settlement Class, in Settlement of the 14 Action, the sum of $30 million plus interest thereon in an amount equivalent to interest at the 15 thirty-day Treasury Bill rate from June 6, 2006 to the date of payment of this judgment." 16 17 C. Addition of provisions Approving Settlement and Dismissing Action: In addition to the payment provision, the proposed Judgment (Exhibit A) includes, as 18 paragraph 5 a provision finding the Stipulation to be a fair, reasonable and adequate settlement 19 and directs the parties to consummate it in accordance with its terms. Further, the proposed 20 Judgment at paragraph 6 provides for the dismissal of the Consolidated Amended Complaint, 21 with prejudice, and except as provided in the Stipulation, without costs. 22 23 D. Addition of Reservation of Jurisdiction And Rule 54(b)Certification: Under the terms of the Stipulation, the parties request the Court to retain jurisdiction over 24 the parties and the Class Members for the administration, interpretation, effectuation or 25 enforcement of the Stipulation. Such continued jurisdiction will be needed for purposes of 26 administering and distributing the settlement proceeds to the Class Members. Accordingly the 27 proposed Judgment (Exhibit A) includes, as paragraph 7, a reservation of jurisdiction. 28 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 -2 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 4 of 10 1 Nevertheless the complaint will be dismissed with prejudice and all claims against all defendants 2 released, so it is appropriate to include as paragraph 8 a Rule 54(b) certification so there is no 3 question that the Judgment is a final appealable order, notwithstanding the reservation of 4 jurisdiction for these limited purposes. 5 6 E. Addition of Court's Direction to Clerk to Enter Judgment: Pursuant to FRCP 58(b)(2),4 the Court's approval (not just Clerk's approval) is required 7 for the form of judgment when the judgment grants "relief not described in" FRCP 58(b). FRCP 8 58(b) limits the Clerk's authority to enter a judgment without the Court's approval to where the 9 jury returns a general verdict, the Court awards only costs or a sum certain, or the court denies all 10 relief. As any proposed judgment herein must comply with FRCP 23(c)(3)(B) and should 11 comply with the Stipulation's provisions for approving the Settlement and dismissing the 12 Complaint, it is beyond the Clerk's authority to enter without the Court's approval. Accordingly, 13 the attached proposed Judgment adds a signature line for the Court's approval of the form of 14 judgment. 15 16 17 Revised Proposed form of "Order Approving Class Action Settlement, Plan of Allocation and Common Fund Fee and Expense Award" (Exhibit B): In accordance with this Court's February 9, 2009 Order (Docket # 197), The parties have 18 prepared the attached proposed Order Approving Class Action Settlement, Plan of Allocation 19 and Common Fund Fee and Expense Award, which includes, in one form of Order, all of the 20 remaining provisions we submit are needed "to resolve any outstanding issues that require 21 judicial resolution in order to implement their settlement." This one proposed Order, together 22 with the proposed Judgment, would substitute for the three forms of orders previously submitted 23 as Docket Nos. 186, 187 and 188 (which were updated and re-filed as Docket Nos. 196-1, 196-3, 24 25 26 27 28 4 FRCP 58(b)(2) provides "Court's Approval Required. Subject to Rule 54(b) the court must promptly approve the form of judgment, which the clerk must promptly enter, when: (A) the jury returns a special verdict with answers to written questions, or (B) the court grants other relief not described in this subdivision (b)." PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 -3 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 5 of 10 1 and 196-5) for approving (i) the Settlement, (ii) the Plan of Allocation, and (iii) payment of the 2 Attorneys Fees and Expenses from the common fund recovery. 3 As previously stated, the Stipulation requires entry of orders substantially in the forms 4 provided for approval of the Stipulation to become final, and for the Settlement to become 5 effective. The proposed form of Order includes the following provisions which we submit are 6 required "in order to implement their settlement": (i) finding jurisdiction of the parties and class 7 members (paragraph 1); (ii) finding that the prerequisites for a class action under Federal Rules 8 of Civil Procedure 23 (a) and (b)(3) have been satisfied (paragraph 2); (iii) finally certifying this 9 action as a class action on behalf of a defined class with particular exclusions (paragraph 3); (iv) 10 finding that the notice given constituted due and sufficient notice to all persons and entities 11 entitled thereto (paragraph 4); (v) approving the Settlement as being fair, reasonable, and 12 directing the parties to consummate it (paragraph 5); (vi) providing for the dismissal of the 13 Complaint, with prejudice and without costs (paragraph 6); (vii) providing for the release and 14 discharge by Plaintiffs and all Class Members of the "Released Claims" as defined in the 15 Stipulation (Paragraphs 7 and 8); (viii) providing for the release and discharge by Defendants of 16 the "Released Defendants Claims" as defined in the Stipulation (Paragraph 9); (ix) confirming 17 that the Orders entered under the Settlement shall not be construed as an admission or concession 18 of any thing (paragraph 10); (x) making a finding, as required by the PSLRA, that all parties and 19 their counsel have complied with each requirement of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil 20 Procedure as to all proceedings herein. 21 In addition, the unified proposed form of Order includes the provisions to effectuate the 22 approval of the Plan of Allocation (paragraph 12) and to implement the payment of the 23 attorneys' fees and expenses approved by the Court (paragraph 13). 24 Finally the proposed form of Order includes provisions to return the parties to the status 25 quo in the event the Order does not become Final (by e.g., being vacated, modified or reversed 26 on appeal) (paragraph 14). 27 28 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 -4 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 6 of 10 1 2 3 4 **** It is respectfully requested that the Court enter the forms of Judgment submitted herewith 5 as Exhibit A, and the Order submitted herewith as Exhibit B. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 DATED: February 27, 2009 MILBERG LLP JEFF S. WESTERMAN /s/ Jeff S. Westerman JEFF S. WESTERMAN One California Plaza 300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3900 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 E-mail: jwesterman@milberg.com MILBERG LLP GEORGE A. BAUER III ANITA KARTALOPOULOS One Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10119 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 Facsimile: (212) 868-1229 E-mail: gbauer@milberg.com akartalopoulos@milberg.com Lead Counsel for the Class KROLL HEINEMAN, LLC 99 Wood Avenue South, Suite 307 Iselin, NJ 08830 Telephone: (732) 491-2100 Facsimile: (732) 491-2120 E-mail: akroll@krollfirm.com -5 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 7 of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 VINCENT GIBLIN PITTA & DREIER LLP 499 Park Avenue, 15th Floor New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 652-3890 Facsimile: (212) 652-3891 E-mail: vgiblin@pittadreier.com Counsel for Plaintiffs PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 -6 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 8 of 10 Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 9 of 10 1 SERVICE LIST 2 Richard Gregory v. Chiron Corporation, et al. USDC ~ San Francisco - Case No.C-04-4293-VRW 3 Counsel for Plaintiffs 4 Jeff S. Westerman George A. Bauer III Anita Kartalopoulos 5 Elizabeth P. Lin MILBERG LLP MILBERG LLP One Pennsylvania Plaza 6 One California Plaza 300 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 3900 New York, NY 10119 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 7 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 Facsimile: (212) 868-1229 8 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 KROLL HEINEMAN LLC 10 99 Wood Avenue South, Suite 307 Iselin, NJ 08830 11 Telephone: (732) 491-2100 Facsimile: (732) 491-2120 12 Brian P. Murray 13 MURRAY, FRANK & SAILER LLP 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 801 14 New York, NY 10016 Telephone: (212) 682-1818 15 Facsimile: (212) 682-1892 16 17 Counsel for Defendants Eric Waxman SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM LLP 300 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 687-5000 Facsimile: (213) 687-5600 9 Lionel Glancy GLANCY BINKOW & GOLDBERG LLP 1801 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 311 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 201-9150 Facsimile: (310) 201-9160 Vincent Giblin PITTA & DREIER LLP 499 Park Avenue 15th Floor New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 652-3890 Facsimile: (212) 652-3891 James E. Lyons 18 Amy Park SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM LLP 19 Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 3800 San Francisco, CA 94111 20 Telephone: (415) 984-6400 Facsimile: (415) 984-2698 21 Paul K. Rowe 22 Rachelle Silverberg WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ 23 51 West 52nd Street New York, New York 10019 24 Telephone: (212) 403-1000 Facsimile: (212) 403-2000 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 -8 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 10 of 10 1 Other Counsel Jeffrey R. Krinsk 2 FINKELSTEIN & KRINSK 501 W. Broadway, Suite 1250 3 San Diego, CA 92101-3593 Telephone: (619) 238-1333 4 Facsimile: (619) 238-5425 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO FEBRUARY 9, 2009 ORDER CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462907v4 -9 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-2 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 1 of 6 Exhibit A Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-2 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 2 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 In re CHIRON CORP SECURITIES LITIGATION 13 14 15 16 17 No C 04-4293 VRW / JUDGMENT IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA This action having come before the court for approval of a class action settlement pursuant to FRCP 23(e), and the court having considered the 18 same and, on _________, 2009, entered an Order Approving Class Action 19 Settlement, Plan of Allocation, and Common Fund Fee and Expense Award, Doc 20 21 22 23 24 25 #___, which among other things ordered entry of judgment, now therefore: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED THAT: 1. Pursuant to Rule 23(c)(2), this Court's Notice of Proposed Settlement 26 (the "Cover Notice") and a Notice of Pendency of Class Action and Proposed 27 28 Judgment CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462905v4 Settlement Thereof, Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Settlement Fairness Hearing Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-2 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 3 of 6 1 (the "Settlement Notice"), substantially in the forms approved by the Court, were 2 3 4 mailed to all persons or entities reasonably identifiable, who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Chiron Corporation, now known as 5 Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. ("Chiron") during the period from July 23, 6 7 2003 through October 5, 2004 (the "Class Period") as shown by the records of 8 Chiron's transfer agent, and as further identified through the mailing of the Cover 9 Notice, and Settlement Notice pursuant to earlier orders of the Court, at the 10 11 respective addresses set forth in such records. A summary notice substantially in 12 the form approved by the Court was published in the national edition of The Wall 13 Street Journal, and Investor's Business Daily pursuant to the specifications of the 14 15 16 17 Court. 2. Only the following persons and/or entities have requested exclusion 18 from the Settlement Class: Murat H. Polat; Lawrence M. Franks and Ellen S. 19 20 21 22 23 Berelson; Mark L. Anderson; Jerry W. Cox, Esq.; William L Teel; Preston W. Thomas; and Patricia S. Stuart. 3. Pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure the Court 24 certified this action as a class action on behalf of a Settlement Class consisting of 25 26 27 "all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Chiron during the period from July 23, 2003 through October 5, 2004." Excluded from 28 the Settlement Class are the Individual Defendants, Howard H Pien, John A Judgment CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462905v4 Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-2 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 4 of 6 1 Lambert and David V Smith, their heirs, affiliates, successors and assigns, and the 2 3 4 5 6 current or former officers and directors of Chiron. Also excluded from the Class are the persons and/or entities listed in paragraph 2 above. 4. Defendants shall pay to Lead Counsel's escrow account for the benefit 7 of the Settlement Class, in Settlement of the Action, the sum of $30 million plus 8 9 interest thereon in an amount equivalent to interest at the thirty-day Treasury Bill 10 rate from June 6, 2006 to the date of payment of this judgment. 11 12 13 14 15 5. The Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated as of March 29, 2007 (the "Stipulation") is approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate and in the best interests of the Settlement Class, and the Class Members and the parties are 16 directed to consummate the settlement in accordance with the terms and provisions 17 18 19 20 21 Securities Laws, dated April 14, 2005 (the "Complaint") and the Action are hereby 22 dismissed with prejudice and, except as provided in the Stipulation, without costs 23 24 25 26 of the Stipulation. 6. The Consolidated Amended Complaint For Violations of the Federal as against Defendants. Exclusive jurisdiction is hereby retained over the parties and the Class 7. 27 Members for all matters relating to this Action, including the administration, 28 Judgment CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462905v4 Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-2 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 5 of 6 1 interpretation, effectuation or enforcement of the Stipulation and this Judgment, 2 3 4 5 6 and including any application for fees and expenses incurred in connection with administering and distributing the settlement proceeds to the Class Members. 8. Notwithstanding the foregoing reservation of jurisdiction over the 7 parties and the Class Members for all matters relating to the administration, 8 9 interpretation, effectuation or enforcement of the Stipulation, this Judgment 10 disposes of all claims asserted in the action against all parties to the action. There 11 is no just reason for delay in the entry of a Judgment. The Clerk of the Court is 12 13 expressly directed pursuant to Rule 54(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 14 to enter this Judgment. 15 16 Dated: ________, 2009 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Judgment CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462905v4 __________________________ Cora Klein, DEPUTY CLERK United States District Court Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-2 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 6 of 6 1 2 3 Pursuant to FRCP 58(b)(2) the form of the foregoing Judgment is approved and the Clerk is directed to promptly enter it. 4 Dated: ________, 2009 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Judgment CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW __________________________ Honorable Vaughn R. Walker UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -1 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 1 of 10 Exhibit B Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 2 of 10 1 MILBERG LLP JEFF S. WESTERMAN (SBN 94559) 2 300 S. Grand Ave., Suite 3900 Los Angeles, CA 90071-3172 3 Telephone: (213) 617-1200 Facsimile: (213) 617-1975 4 Email: jwesterman@milberg.com 5 MILBERG LLP GEORGE A BAUER III 6 ANITA KARTALOPOULOS One Pennsylvania Plaza 7 New York, NY 10119 Telephone: (212) 594-5300 8 Facsimile: (212) 868-1229 Email: gbauer@milberg.com 9 akartalopoulos@milberg.com 10 Lead Counsel for the Class 11 12 13 14 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION Case No. C-04-4293-VRW CLASS ACTION ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD RICHARD GREGORY, On Behalf of Himself ) 16 and All Others Similarly Situated, ) ) 17 Plaintiff, ) ) 18 vs. ) ) 19 CHIRON CORPORATION, HOWARD H. ) PIEN, JOHN A. LAMBERT and DAVID V. ) 20 SMITH, ) ) 21 Defendants. ) ) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 3 of 10 1 On the 3rd day of December, 2008, a hearing was held before this Court to determine: (1) 2 whether the terms and conditions of the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated as of March 3 29, 2007 (the "Stipulation") are fair, reasonable, and adequate for the settlement of all claims 4 asserted by the Class against Defendants in the Consolidated Amended Complaint For Violations of 5 the Federal Securities Laws, dated April 14, 2005 (the "Complaint") now pending in this Court 6 under the above caption (including the release of the Released Parties) and are in the best interests of 7 the Class and should be approved; (2) whether judgment should be entered dismissing the Complaint 8 on the merits and with prejudice in favor of Defendants and as against all persons or entities who are 9 members of the Class herein who have not requested exclusion therefrom; and (3) whether the Plan 10 of Allocation (the "Plan") proposed by Lead Plaintiff should be approved as a fair and reasonable 11 method for allocating the common fund recovery among Class Members; and (4) whether and in 12 what amount to award Plaintiff's Counsel fees and reimbursement of expenses. 13 All capitalized terms used herein have the meanings as set forth and defined in the 14 Stipulation. 15 16 The Court has considered all matters submitted to it at the hearing and otherwise. As shown by the Affidavit of Michael Joaquin of Gilardi & Co. LLC RE: A) Dissemination of 17 Notices Concerning Proposed Settlement, B) Report on Requests for Exclusion Received, C) Report 18 on Comments and/or Objections Received, and D) Interim Report on Proofs of Claim (Docket 183), 19 the Court's Notice of Proposed Settlement (the "Cover Notice"), the Notice of Pendency of Class 20 Action and Proposed Settlement Thereof, Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Settlement Fairness 21 Hearing (the "Settlement Notice"), and the Proof of Claim and Release form (the "Proof of Claim") 22 substantially in the forms approved by the Court were mailed to all persons or entities reasonably 23 identifiable, who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Chiron Corporation, now 24 known as Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. ("Chiron") during the period from July 23, 2003 25 through October 5, 2004 (the "Class Period") as shown by the records of Chiron's transfer agent, and 26 as further identified through the mailing of the Cover Notice, the Settlement Notice, and the Proof of 27 Claim pursuant to earlier orders of the Court, at the respective addresses set forth in such records. 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 -1 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 4 of 10 1 And, as shown by the Declaration of George A. Bauer III RE: Publication of the Summary Notice of 2 Pendency of Class Action, Proposed Settlement and Settlement Hearing (Docket 184), a summary 3 notice of the hearing substantially in the form approved by the Court was published in the national 4 edition of The Wall Street Journal, and Investor's Business Daily pursuant to the specifications of 5 the Court. 6 NOW, THEREFORE, the Court having now approved the Stipulation and entered an Order 7 on January 6, 2009, (Docket 195) approving the Settlement and awarding fees, and by Order dated 8 February 9, 2009 (Docket 197) having invited counsel to comment on the form of judgment to be 9 entered and to prepare a proposed form of order to resolve any outstanding issues that require 10 judicial resolution in order to implement their settlement, and having read Plaintiff's Counsel 11 "Response to February 9, 2009 Order Submitted On Behalf of All Parties", proposing entry of this 12 Order and the accompanying form of judgment (the "Judgment"), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED 13 THAT: 14 1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of the Action, the Lead Plaintiff, all 15 Class Members, and Defendants. The Court directs the Clerk to enter the Judgment. 16 2. The Court finds that the prerequisites for a class action under Federal Rules of Civil 17 Procedure 23 (a) and (b)(3) have been satisfied in that: (a) the number of Class Members is so 18 numerous that joinder of all members thereof is impracticable; (b) there are questions of law and fact 19 common to the Class; (c) the claims of Lead Plaintiff, as the Class Representative, are typical of the 20 claims of the Class it seeks to represent; (d) Lead Plaintiff and Lead Plaintiff's Counsel have and 21 will fairly and adequately represent the interests of the Class; (e) the questions of law and fact 22 common to Class Members predominate over any questions affecting only individual Class 23 Members; and (f) a class action is superior to other available methods for the fair and efficient 24 adjudication of the controversy. 25 3. Pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure this Court hereby finally 26 certifies this action as a class action on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired 27 the common stock of Chiron during the period from July 23, 2003 through October 5, 2004. 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 -2 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 5 of 10 1 Excluded from the Settlement Class are the Individual Defendants, Howard H Pien, John A Lambert 2 and David V Smith, their heirs, affiliates, successors and assigns, and the current or former officers 3 and directors of Chiron. Also excluded from the Class are the following persons and/or entities who 4 have requested exclusion from the Settlement Class: Murat H. Polat; Lawrence M. Franks and Ellen 5 S. Berelson; Mark L. Anderson; Jerry W. Cox, Esq.; William L Teel; Preston W. Thomas; and 6 Patricia S. Stuart. 7 4. Notice of the Pendency of this Action as a class action and of the proposed Settlement 8 was given to all Class Members who could be identified with reasonable effort. The form and 9 method of notifying the Class Members of the pendency of the action as a class action and of the 10 terms and conditions of the proposed Settlement met the requirements of Rule 23 of the Federal 11 Rules of Civil Procedure, Section 21D(a)(7) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. 12 78u-4(a)(7) as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, due process, and 13 any other applicable law, constituted the best notice practicable under the circumstances, and 14 constituted due and sufficient notice to all persons and entities entitled thereto. 15 5. The Settlement is approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate and in the best interests 16 of the Class, and the Class Members and the parties are directed to consummate the Settlement in 17 accordance with the terms and provisions of the Stipulation. 18 6. The Complaint and the Action are hereby dismissed with prejudice and, except as 19 provided in the Stipulation, without costs as against Defendants. 20 7. Lead Plaintiff and the Class Members, in their individual capacities, their capacities 21 as purchasers, holders or sellers of Chiron common stock, and on behalf of themselves, their heirs, 22 agents, representatives, executors, administrators, beneficiaries, predecessors, successors, assigns 23 and transferees, immediate and remote, are hereby permanently barred and enjoined from directly, 24 indirectly or derivatively instituting, commencing or prosecuting any and all claims, causes of 25 action, demands, rights, or liabilities (including but not limited to claims for violation of the federal 26 securities laws, negligence, gross negligence, professional negligence, breach of duty of care and/or 27 breach of duty of loyalty and/or breach of the duty of candor, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 -3 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 6 of 10 1 mismanagement, corporate waste, malpractice, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, 2 violations of any state statutes including, without limitation, the California Corporations Code and 3 California Business & Professions Code and its Delaware equivalent, or federal statutes, rules or 4 regulations, and any "Unknown Claims" as defined below) that have been or that could have been 5 asserted in this or any other forum by or on behalf of Lead Plaintiff, the Settlement Class or any 6 Settlement Class Member based on, arising out of, in connection with, or related in any way to their 7 purchase or other acquisition, holding or sale or other disposition of Chiron's common stock during 8 the Settlement Class Period. By way of illustration, not limitation, Released Claims shall include 9 claims, causes of action, demands, rights, or liabilities based on, arising out of, in connection with, or 10 relating in any way to: 11 (i) any of the facts, circumstances, allegations, representations, statements, 12 reports, disclosures, transactions, events, occurrences, acts, omissions or failures to act, of whatever 13 kind or character, irrespective of the state of mind of the actor performing or omitting to perform the 14 same, that have been or could have been alleged in any pleading, amended pleading, argument, 15 complaint, amended complaint, brief, motion, report, discovery response or filing in the Action; 16 (ii) any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including, but not limited to, any 17 action, omission or failure to act of whatever kind or character, irrespective of the state of mind of 18 the actor performing or omitting to perform the same, arising out of or relating to the adequacy, 19 accuracy or completeness of any disclosure or statement made in any filings, proxy statements, 20 prospectus, reports, press releases, statements, representations, analyst reports or announcements 21 concerning Chiron's operations, services, products, financial condition or prospects or in any filing 22 with the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other federal or state governmental agency or 23 regulatory board (collectively referred to as "public statements"), or in the preparation or 24 dissemination of, or failure to disseminate, any such public statements, at any time during or 25 concerning July 23, 2003, through and including October 5, 2004; or 26 (iii) any of the facts, circumstances, representations, statements, reports, 27 disclosures, transactions, events, occurrences, acts or omissions of whatever kind or character, 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 -4 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 7 of 10 1 regardless of the state of mind of the actor performing or omitting to perform the same, encompassed 2 by subparagraph (a) and (b), above, that have been or that could have been alleged, or made the 3 subject of any claim or action in state court or otherwise under the law of any state, common law or 4 in equity, in any pleading, amended pleading, demand, complaint, amended complaint, motion, 5 discovery response or filing. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (the "Released Claims") against any and all of the Defendants, Novartis AG, Novartis Corporation, Novartis Biotech Partnership, Inc., and their past, present and future parent entities, affiliates, subsidiaries, predecessors, successors and assigns, and each of their past, present and future officers, directors, attorneys, auditors, accountants, advisors, consultants, insurers, employees, associates, stockholders, controlling persons, representatives, underwriters and other agents, including their agents, assigns, spouses, heirs, executors, trustees, general and limited partners and partnerships, personal representatives, estates and administrators (the "Released Parties"). "Unknown Claims" means any Released Claims that Lead Plaintiff or any other Settlement Class Member does not know or suspect to exist in his, her or its favor at the time of the release of the Released Persons which, if known by him, her or it, might have affected his, her or its settlement with and release of the Released Persons, or might have affected his, her or its decision not to object to this Settlement. With respect to any and all Released Claims, upon the Effective Date, Lead Plaintiff shall expressly and each of the other Settlement Class Members shall be deemed to have, and by operation of this [Order and the Judgment] shall have, expressly waived, the provisions, rights and benefits of California Civil Code 1542, which provides: A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor. Lead Plaintiff shall expressly and each of the other Settlement Class Members shall be deemed to have, and by operation of this [Order and the Judgment] shall have, expressly waived any and all provisions, rights and benefits conferred by any law of any state or territory of the United States, or principle of common law, which is similar, comparable and equivalent to California Civil Code ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 -5 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 8 of 10 1 1542. Lead Plaintiff and the other Settlement Class Members may hereafter discover facts in 2 addition to or different from those which he, she or it now knows or believes to be true with respect 3 to the subject matter of the Released Claims, but Lead Plaintiff shall expressly and each other 4 Settlement Class Member, upon the Effective Date, shall be deemed to have, and by operation of this 5 [Order and the Judgment] shall have, fully, finally, and forever settled and released any all Released 6 Claims, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, contingent or non-contingent, whether or not 7 concealed or hidden, which now exist, or heretofore have existed upon any theory of law or equity 8 now existing or coming into existence in the future, including, but not limited to, conduct that is 9 negligent, intentional, with or without malice, or a breach of any duty, law or rule, without regard to 10 the subsequent discovery or existence of such different or additional facts. Lead Plaintiff and the 11 other Settlement Class Members shall be deemed by operation of this [Order and the Judgment] to 12 have acknowledged, that the foregoing waiver was separately bargained for and a key element of the 13 settlement of which this release is a part. 14 8. The Released Claims are hereby compromised, settled, released, discharged and 15 dismissed as against the Released Parties on the merits and with prejudice by virtue of the 16 proceedings herein and this Order and the Judgment. 17 9. Defendants and the successors and assigns of any of them, are hereby permanently 18 barred and enjoined from instituting, commencing or prosecuting any and all claims, rights or causes 19 of action or liabilities whatsoever, whether based on federal, state, local, statutory or common law or 20 any other law, rule or regulation, including both known claims and Unknown Claims, that have been 21 or could have been asserted in the Action or any forum by the Defendants or any of them or the 22 successors and assigns of any of them against Lead Plaintiff, any or all of the Class Members or their 23 attorneys, which arise out of or relate in any way to the institution, prosecution, assertion, defense, 24 resolution or settlement of the Action (except for claims to enforce the Settlement) (the "Released 25 Defendants' Claims"). The Released Defendants' Claims are hereby compromised, settled, released, 26 discharged and dismissed on the merits and with prejudice by virtue of the proceedings herein and 27 this Order and the Judgment. 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 -6 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 9 of 10 1 10. Neither this Order, the Judgment, nor the Stipulation or any of their terms and 2 provisions or any documents executed or any proceedings taken pursuant to it, shall be: 3 (a) offered or received against the Released Parties as evidence of or construed as 4 or deemed to be evidence of any presumption, concession, or admission by any of the Released 5 Parties with respect to the truth of any fact alleged by Lead Plaintiff or the validity of any claim that 6 has been or could have been asserted in the Action or in any litigation, or the deficiency of any 7 defense that has been or could have been asserted in the Action or in any litigation, or of any 8 liability, negligence, fault, or wrongdoing of Defendants; 9 (b) offered or received against the Released Parties as evidence of a presumption, 10 concession or admission of any fault, misrepresentation or omission with respect to any statement or 11 written document approved or made by any Defendant; 12 (c) offered or received against the Released Parties as evidence of a presumption, 13 concession or admission with respect to any liability, negligence, fault or wrongdoing, or in any way 14 referred to for any other reason as against any of the Released Parties, in any other civil, criminal or 15 administrative action or proceeding, other than such proceedings as may be necessary to effectuate 16 the provisions of the Stipulation; provided, however, that Defendants may refer to this Order and the 17 Judgment, the Stipulation or any of its terms and provisions or any documents executed or any 18 proceedings taken pursuant to it to effectuate the liability protection granted them hereunder, 19 including in any action that may be brought against them in order to support a defense or 20 counterclaim based on the principles of res judicata, collateral estoppel, full faith and credit, release, 21 good faith settlement, judgment bar reduction, or any other theory of claim preclusion or issue 22 preclusion or any other defense or counterclaim; 23 (d) construed against Defendants as an admission or concession that the 24 consideration to be given hereunder represents the amount which could be or would have been 25 recovered after trial; or 26 (e) construed as or received in evidence as an admission, concession or 27 presumption against Lead Plaintiff or any of the Class Members that any of their claims are without 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 -7 - Case 3:04-cv-04293-VRW Document 198-3 Filed 02/27/2009 Page 10 of 10 1 merit, or that any defenses asserted by the Defendants have any merit, or that damages recoverable 2 under the Complaint would not have exceeded the Gross Settlement Fund. 3 11. The Court finds that all parties and their counsel have complied with each 4 requirement of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as to all proceedings herein. 5 12. The proposed Plan of Allocation is approved. Lead Plaintiff and the Claims 6 Administrator are authorized and directed to utilize the Plan as the basis for calculating the Proofs of 7 Claim and Releases submitted by Settlement Class Members in connection with the Settlement. 8 13. The award of attorneys' fees and expenses provided in the Order filed January 6, 9 2009 (Docket #195) is an award from a common fund recovered for the Class, it shall be paid to 10 Lead Plaintiff's Counsel from the gross settlement fund (it is not separately payable by the 11 Defendants) and is payable with interest at the same rate, net of taxes, that the payment amount 12 earns. The award of attorneys' fees shall be allocated among Plaintiff's Counsel in a fashion which, 13 in the opinion of Lead Plaintiff's Counsel, fairly compensates Plaintiff's Counsel for their respective 14 contributions in the prosecution of the Action. 15 14. In the event this Order does not become Final (including, by way of example and not 16 limitation, is vacated, modified or reversed on appeal), it shall be rendered null and void and shall be 17 vacated and, in such event, (i) all orders entered and releases delivered in connection therewith shall 18 be null and void and inadmissible in any proceeding in any tribunal, and (ii) the Settlement Class 19 shall be automatically decertified without prejudice to Lead Plaintiff's right to seek, or Defendants' 20 right to oppose, class certification in the future, and (iii) each party shall be restored to his, her or its 21 respective position as it existed prior to June 6, 2006. 22 March 11 23 Dated: ____________________, 2009 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER APPROVING CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT, PLAN OF ALLOCATION AND COMMON FUND FEE AND EXPENSE AWARD CASE NO.:C-04-4293-VRW DOCS\462906v2 __________________________________ HONORABLE VAUGHN R. WALKER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -8 -

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