NEW YORK - Scudder Kemper Investments of New York successfully thwarted an attempt by arbitrageur Phillip Goldstein to stop a shareholder vote that combined the issues of whether to open a fund and impose a redemption fee on those cashing out of the newly-opened fund.

Phillip Goldstein of Opportunity Partners of Pleasantville, N.Y., sought an injunction against the holding of a proxy vote, scheduled for July 20, on the combined issues. But, a U.S. District Court judge in New York denied the injunction on July 15.

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