Nos. 90-2039, 90-2040.

973 F.2d 474 (1992)

SANDERS CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS, INC., a Michigan corporation; John M. Sanders; Filipp J. Kreissl, Plaintiffs-Appellants (90-2039), Sam J. Merigian, on behalf of himself and all persons who were shareholders of Sanders Confectionery Products, Inc., as a Class Action Under FRCP 23(a) and 23(b), Plaintiff-Appellant (90-2040), v. HELLER FINANCIAL, INC., a Delaware corporation; Butzel, Keidan, Simon, Myers & Graham, a partnership; John W. Butler, Jr.; Jay Alix, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided August 17, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard L. Roble (argued and briefed), Savanah, Ga., for Sanders Confectionery Products, Inc., John M. Sanders and Filipp J. Kreissl.

Susan Artinian, Dykema & Gossett, Detroit, Mich., Timothy J. Rivelli, Daniel K. Webb (argued and briefed), Winston & Strawn, Chicago, Ill., for Heller Financial, Inc., Butzel, Keidan, Simon, Myers & Graham, and John W. Butler, Jr.

Sheldon S. Toll, Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn, Robert J. Diehl, Jr., David G. Chardavoyne, Michael B. Lewiston (argued and briefed), Bodman, Long & Dahling, Detroit, Mich., for Jay Alix.

Joseph L. Hardig, Jr. (argued and briefed), Hardig & McConnell, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for Filipp J. Kreissl in No. 90-2040.

Before: NELSON and SUHRHEINRICH, Circuit Judges; and ENGEL, Senior Circuit Judge.

ENGEL, Senior Circuit Judge.

Plaintiffs Sanders Confectionery Products, Inc., John M. Sanders, and Filipp J. Kreissl appeal from the district court's dismissal of their lender liability claims against Heller Financial, Inc., Butzel, Keidan, Simon, Myers & Graham, John W. Butler Jr., and Jay Alix. Plaintiff Sam J. Merigian appeals from the dismissal of his RICO and securities fraud claims against Heller Financial, Inc.1 All of the plaintiffs...


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