Where've I been? A lot has been happening with our little company in the past couple of weeks.Eaton Vance Corp. Acquires Weston Asset ManagementPress Release Source: Eaton Vance Corp.Monday August 1, 10:05 am ETBOSTON--Aug. 1, 2005 --Eaton Vance Investment Counsel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (EV), a Boston-based investment management firm with over $101.5 billion of assets under management, today announced the completion of the acquisition of the assets of Weston Asset Management, Inc. as of August 1, 2005. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Weston Asset Management is an investment management firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, with approximately $105 million in assets under management. The company provides investment management services for private clients, foundations and institutions. Jay Alan Schlott founded Weston Asset Management, a privately owned firm, in 1989. As part of the transaction Mr. Schlott will join Eaton Vance Investment Counsel on August 1, 2005. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050801/15519.html?.v=1And, Court Dismisses Suit against Eaton VancePress Release Source: Eaton Vance Corp.Wednesday August 3, 4:32 pm ETBOSTON--Aug. 3, 2005 --As previously disclosed in SEC filings, last year a lawsuit, captioned In Re Eaton Vance Mutual Funds Fee Litigation, (the "Lawsuit") was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the "Court"), against Eaton Vance Corp.; Eaton Vance Management; Boston Management and Research; Eaton Vance, Inc.; Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc.; Lloyd George Investment Management (Bermuda) Limited; Orbimed Advisors LLC; Lloyd George Investment Management (B.V.I.) Limited; nine current or past trustees of 81 Eaton Vance funds named as nominal defendants (the "Funds"); and twelve current or past officers and portfolio managers of the Funds. The plaintiffs were seven alleged shareholders of four of the 81 Funds. The Lawsuit, a purported class action, alleged violations of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, New York law and the common law, and breaches of fiduciary duties to the Funds and their shareholders.On July 29, 2005, the Court issued an Opinion and Order dismissing the Lawsuit in its entirety and rejecting the plaintiffs' request to amend their complaint. http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050803/35895.html?.v=1-Steve
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