Complex Litigation for Starwood

PRNewswire NEW YORK Nov. 20 :
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Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that it filed a class
action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York on behalf of the Limited Partners of Westin Hotels
Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”) as of November 4, 2003, who are
subject to a pending tending offer and proxy solicitation by Starwood and
one of its subsidiaries for the sale of the Partnership to that subsidiary
(the “Transaction”). Another subsidiary of Starwood, also named as a
defendant, is the general partner of the Partnership.

The complaint charges Starwood and certain of its subsidiaries and
officers with violations of sections 14(a), 14(e) and 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and state common and statutory law. The
complaint alleges that defendants made false and misleading statements in
connection with the tender offer and solicitation of proxies for the
Transaction. The defendants are also charge with violating their fiduciary
and contractual obligations to the Limited Partners.

Plaintiffs seek to recover damages on behalf of the class members and are
represented by the law firm of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (
http://www.whafh.com/ ). The Wolf Haldenstein firm has a full service
commercial practice consisting of more than 55 attorneys based in New York
City, San Diego and Chicago. The firm`s litigation department has been
recognized by courts throughout the country as highly experienced and
skilled in complex litigation, particularly with respect to federal
securities laws, class action and shareholder litigation. Wolf Haldenstein
has achieved recoveries of over one billion dollars for defrauded
investors and shareholders.
If you are a member of the class described above, you may, not later than
sixty days from November 18, 2003, move the court to serve as lead
plaintiff of the class, if you so choose. In order to serve as lead
plaintiff, however, you must meet certain legal requirements. If you wish
to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or
your rights, please contact Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP at
270 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016, by telephone at (800)
575-0735 (Lawrence P. Kolker, Esq.), via e-mail at [email protected],
[email protected], or visit our website at http://www.whafh.com/ .

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