This morning's big loser in preopen trading was
Lernout & Hauspie
, which was down 11.8%, or 94 cents, to $7.
The Wall Street Journal
reported today that claims the maker of voice recognition software received multimillion-dollar license payments from four Belgian start-ups isn't backed by financial statements the companies filed with Belgium's central bank. Lernout & Hauspie has been plagued by problems recently, and
joint newsroom wrote about
those problems in a recent story.