SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2007 LAWFUEL – The Litigation Newswire — Li…

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2007 LAWFUEL – The Litigation Newswire — Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP (“LYS&R”) has commenced an investigation relating to Health Management Associates, Inc. (“HMA” or the “Company”) and potential violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). The investigation focuses on investments in HMA by the Health Management Associates, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan (the “Plan”).

LYS&R’s investigation focuses on concerns that HMA and the Plan’s fiduciaries may have breached their fiduciary duties of loyalty and prudence to the Plan’s participants. A breach may have occurred if the fiduciaries failed to prudently manage the Plan’s assets, by among other things, offering HMA stock as a Plan investment option, requiring participants to invest in the stock, and investing and holding Company contributions in the stock at a time when the stock was not a suitable and appropriate investment option. A breach also may have occurred if the fiduciaries withheld or concealed material information from the Plan’s participants with respect to the Company’s business, financial results and operations, thereby encouraging participants and beneficiaries to continue to make and maintain substantial investments of Company stock in the Plan.

If you are a member of the Health Management Associates, Inc.
Retirement Savings Plan and purchased or held HMA stock through the Plan, you may contact any member of our team toll free at (866) 620-6722, or via e-mail at [email protected]

Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP is one of America’s leading law firms handling ERISA retirement plan litigation. Our attorneys helped pioneer this field in the Rite-Aid and McKesson ERISA breach of fiduciary duty cases, among the first large-scale ERISA
401(k) cases filed. Visit our website at www.californiaclassaction.com.

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