Class action attorneys filed shareholder lawsuits against First Union Corp. on Wednesday, accusing it of "false and misleading" statements about its operating results and integration of CoreStates and Money Store.

Schiffrin & Barroway of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., and Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach of New York filed suit in the Western District of North Carolina on behalf of shareholders who bought shares from Aug. 14 to May 24, the day before First Union last revised its earnings projections. First Union stock price has declined 20% since the period began.

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