No. 1743, Docket 94-7131.

39 F.3d 395 (1994)

In re AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION. Harry LEWIS, derivatively on behalf of American Express Company; Charles W. Hayden, derivatively on behalf of American Express Company; Andy Grey, derivatively on behalf of American Express Company; Lewis D. Gilbert; and John Gilbert, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. James D. ROBINSON; Harry L. Freeman; Robert F. Smith; Susan Cantor; Anne L. Armstrong; William G. Bowen; David M. Culver; Charles W. Duncan, Jr.; George M.C. Fisher; Richard M. Furlaud; Beverly Sills Greenough; F. Ross Johnson; Vernon E. Jordan; Fred M. Kirby; Henry A. Kissinger; Drew Lewis; Aldo Papone; Roger S. Penske; Frank P. Popoff; Robert V. Roosa; Rawleigh Warner, Jr.; Joseph H. Williams; Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Defendants-Appellees, Peter A. Cohen, Defendant, American Express Company, Nominal Defendant.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided November 1, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward Labaton, Melvyn I. Weiss, New York City (Bernard Persky, Madeleine Plasencia, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow, Robert P. Sugarman, Lee S. Shalov, Paul D. Young, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, Fred Taylor Isquith, Lawrence P. Kolker, Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman & Herz, New York City, Kenneth A. Jacobsen, Ira Neil Richards, Chimicles, Jacobsen & Tikellis, Mark C. Rifkin, Greenfield & Rifkin, Haverford, PA, Bradford J. Lam, Levin Fishbein Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia, PA, of counsel), for plaintiffs-appellants.

Arthur L. Liman, New York City (Mark A. Belnick, Claudia L. Hammerman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, of counsel), for Director defendants-appellees.

Grant Herring, New York City (John J. Walsh, Steven J. Selby, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, of counsel), for defendant-appellee Freeman.

Steven M. Stimell, New York City (Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman, of counsel), for defendant-appellee Cantor.

Before: WINTER, MINER and MAHONEY, Circuit Judges.

WINTER, Circuit Judge:

Harry Lewis and five other shareholders of American Express Company appeal from Judge Leisure's dismissal of their shareholder derivative action against certain present and former directors, officers, and employees of American Express 840 F.Supp. 260. The complaint alleged that the defendants violated Section 14(a) of the Securities Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. § 78n(a) (1988), Sections 1962(c) and (d) of...


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