Motorola Settles

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), an Illinois-based wireless and broadband communications company, has announced the preliminary settlement of the securities class action pending against the company in the N.D. of Ill. The case was filed in 2002 and alleges that Motorola failed to disclose vendor financing to a Turkish wireless telephone company in connection with the sale of telecommunications equipment. The Turkish company eventually defaulted on its loans owed to Motorola. The trial had been scheduled to begin this week.

The settlement is for $190 million, with $75 million coming from insurance proceeds. The Newark Star-Ledger has an article on the settlement.

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