Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP’s national practice focuses on complex civil litigation. The firm practices in the areas of Securities, Merger & Transactional, Shareholder Derivative, Antitrust, Consumer Class Action, and Wage & Hour litigation.
The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by failing to file its most recent Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 in a timely manner due to a recently announced internal accounting review.
Specifically, on March 7, 2016, the Company filed an amendment to a Notice of Late Filing previously filed on February 29, 2016, regarding its upcoming Form 10-K filing. The amendment disclosed that on March 5, 2016, the Company’s Audit Committee, along with independent public accountants, was conducting a review of the Company’s financial results. The Company also announced that it would not file its Form 10-K until after the Audit Committee completed its review. Later that day, the Company published a press release stating that it would suspend the previously announced share repurchase program in light of the current review.
On this news, Company’s share price fell $13.67 from $40.71 per share on March 4, 2016 to close at $27.04 per share on March 7, 2016—a 33.5% drop.