This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 4, 2008.
22.1 Provision for judicial actions
Petrobras and its subsidiaries are involved in several legal actions for civil, tax, labor and environmental issues arising in the normal course of business. Based on the advice of its internal legal counsel and managements best judgment, the Company has recorded provisions in amounts sufficient to cover losses that are considered probable. As of December 31, 2007 and 2006 these provisions are presented as follows, according to the nature of the lawsuits:
(*) Net of Judicial Deposit - according to CVM Resolution 489/05.