THE SUBTITLE summarizes the book: "A cautionary
tale on death, dignity, and physician-assisted suicide" (PAS).
Ballard hastens to add that Crash is "a cautionary
tale," a deadpan exploration of extreme atrocity in the mode of Swift's "A Modest Proposal.
In language that should be memorized by securities lawyers everywhere, the court stated the following principle of law: "[W]hen an offering document's forecasts, opinions or projections are accompanied by meaningful cautionary
statements, the forward-looking statements will not form the basis for a securities fraud claim if these statements did not affect the 'total mix' of information the document provided investors.
Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information
NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
STATEMENT FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statement: Certain of the statements made in the presentation may constitute forward-looking statements contemplated under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.