Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Enron Corporation and Certain Officers and Directors

Nov 19, 2001, 00:00 ET from Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP
 announced today that it has filed a class action in the United States District
 Court Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, Case No. H-01-4009, on
 behalf of purchasers of Enron Corporation (NYSE:   ENE) ("Enron") common stock
 during the period of November 15, 1998 through November 8, 2001, inclusive
 (the "Class Period").  Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all
 purchasers of Enron securities during the Class Period.
     The plaintiff is represented by the San Francisco law firm of Gold Bennett
 Cera & Sidener LLP.  For over 30 years, Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP and
 its predecessors have successfully engaged in complex commercial litigation,
 including shareholder, consumer and antitrust class actions, in federal and
 state courts throughout the United States, recovering hundreds of millions of
 dollars for its clients.  Purchasers of Enron securities may for additional information about the Firm's practice.
     The Complaint alleges that Enron and certain officers and directors
 violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and
 Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.  Specifically, the Complaint alleges that
 defendants misrepresented and/or omitted to state material facts regarding
 Enron's business and financial results during the Class Period to artificially
 inflate and maintain the price of the Company's securities.
     On November 8, 2001, prior to the opening of the market, Enron shocked the
 investing public by announcing that it would restate its financial results for
 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, and the first two quarters of 2001 to correct
 accounting irregularities which had caused Enron's to overstate its net income
 by hundreds of millions of dollars.  Enron also admitted that the audit
 reports which had been issued for its financial reports during those periods
 could not be relied upon.  As a result of the restatements, Enron was forced
 to reduce shareholders' equity by $1.2 billion.  Upon revelation of this news,
 Enron's stock plummeted to $8.41 per share, down from a Class Period high of
 approximately $90 per share.
     If you are a member of the Class described above, you may, no later than
 December 21, 2001, move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the Class, if
 you so choose.  In order to serve as lead plaintiff, however, you must meet
 certain legal requirements.  If you wish to discuss this action or have any
 questions concerning this case or your rights or interests, please contact
 Gwendolyn Giblin, Esq. of Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP, 595 Market Street,
 Suite 2300, San Francisco, California 94105, by telephone at 800-778-1822 or
 415-777-2230, by facsimile at 415-777-5189 or by e-mail at
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