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Shareholder Class Action Filed Against WellPoint, Inc. by the Law Firm of Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP
Date:4/22/2008

Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company's statements about its financial well-being and future business prospects were lacking in any reasonable basis when made.

On March 10, 2008, the Company shocked investors when it reduced its full year 2008 growth guidance from 15.3% to between 4% and 8% and stated that this would only occur if net realized gains were about $0.06 per share. Additionally, the Company decreased its first quarter 2008 guidance from $1.44 per share to between $1.16 and $1.26 per share, assuming net realized investment gain of $0.06 per share. The Company admitted that it had incurred higher than expected medical costs and lower than expected Fully Insured enrollment. The Company also blamed is troubles on a changing economic environment.

Upon the release of this news, the Company's shares declined $18.66 per share, or 28.31 percent, to close on March 11, 2008 at $47.26 per share, on unusually heavy trading volume.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members and is represented by the law firm of Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler which prosecutes class actions in both state and federal courts throughout the country. Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world.

For more information about Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler or to sign up to participate in this action online, please visit http://www.sbtklaw.com

If you are a member of the class described above, you may, not later than May 19, 2008, move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class, if you so choose. A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appo
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