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In what is becoming a recurring theme, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PPD) has had an outside entity applaud our approach to fighting frivolous lawsuits. The American Justice Partnership, following the lead set by the Oklahoma State Chamber four years ago, recognized the Ada, Okla.-based company with the "Line in the Sand" award. From its website, the AJP touted us as a company that has "set an example for all businesses that find themselves targeted by predatory trial lawyers." The AJP pointed specifically to the no-settle stance we had taken in class action efforts in Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama. Chairman and Chief Executive Harland C. Stonecipher, who founded the Company in 1972, said the recognition stems from "doing the right thing." "There is an unholy alliance between the short selling community and the trial lawyers," Stonecipher commented. "It's sometimes hard to ascertain which comes first -- the short attack or the lawsuits -- but they inevitably work in concert. We recognized the lawsuits for what they were and realized the trial lawyers were looking for a fast settlement. We weren't interested in settling. It was the right thing to do."