April 27, 2002
By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Knight-Ridder Tribune Business News
FreeMarkets Inc. was named among the companies whose securities sales by Merrill Lynch & Co. have prompted an investigation for violations of securities laws. The law firm of Klayman and Toskes yesterday said it was pursuing claims on behalf of clients who purchased stock, through Merrill Lynch, in some of the nation’s biggest high-technology firms, such as Amazon.com, DoubleClick and eBay. The law firm is seeking purchasers of those securities solely to investigate sales practice violations of licensed brokers at Merrill.