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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 11/01/2005 (Other)

Filing Date: February 21, 2002

According to the latest docket posted, on November 1, 2002, the plaintiff filed a Corrected Consolidated Amended Complaint, and in November and December 2002, the defendants responded by filing motions to dismiss the plaintiffs' corrected consolidated amended complaint. On September 19, 2003, the Court entered the Opinion and Order signed by U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen granting the defendants’ motions to dismiss. That day, the Court also entered Judgment in favor of the defendants and dismissed the case with prejudice. On October 2, 2003, the plaintiff filed an appeal, and on June 23, 2005, the Court entered the Order from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the decision of the District Court. On November 1, 2005, the Court entered the Mandate of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

The original Complaint alleges that defendant violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, by issuing a series of material misrepresentations to the market between May 17, 2001 and January 22, 2002, thereby artificially inflating the price of Kmart securities. Prior to and throughout the Class Period, as alleged in the complaint, Kmart and defendant Conaway represented that the Company was engaged in a comprehensive restructuring of the Company's operations which were revitalizing the Company and its sales. The complaint alleges that these representations were materially false and misleading because they failed to disclose and misrepresented the following adverse material facts: (a) that Kmart's purported revitalization was a complete failure as the Company was continuing to lose market share to competitors and the Company's purported efforts to reverse this trend were not meeting with success; (b) that the
Company's supply chain management was extremely problematic as the Company's distribution centers were outdated and inefficient and the Company's supply chain software was plagued by bugs and glitches, which were causing the Company to experience inventory problems. As a result of these supply chain management issues, the Company was experiencing difficulties routing inventory to stores, thereby negatively impacting the Company's sales; and (c) that the Company was experiencing substantial liquidity problems which would necessitate a major restructuring of the Company's operations and possibly a bankruptcy filing, which ultimately happened. On January 22, 2002, Kmart issued a press release announcing that it had filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code According to the press release, the Company's decision to seek "judicial reorganization" was based on a "combination of factors, including a rapid decline in its liquidity resulting from Kmart's below-plan sales and earnings performance in the fourth quarter..." Following this announcement, the price of Kmart common stock dropped from $1.74 per share to $0.70 per share, a one day decline of 59%, on extremely heavy trading volume.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Retail (Department & Discount)
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: KM
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: E.D. Michigan
DOCKET #: 02-CV-70684
JUDGE: Hon. Gerald E. Rosen
DATE FILED: 02/21/2002
CLASS PERIOD START: 05/17/2001
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/22/2002
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Cauley Geller Bowman Coates & Rudman LLP (Little Rock, AR)
    P.O. Box 25438, Cauley Geller Bowman Coates & Rudman LLP (Little Rock, AR), AR 72221-5438
    501.312.8500 501.312.8505 ·
  2. Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP
    830 Third Avenue 10th Floor, Kirby McInerney & Squire LLP, NY 10022
    212.317.2300 ·
  3. Leo W. Desmond
    2161 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 204, Leo W. Desmond, FL 33409
    561.712.8000 561.712.8000 · stocklaw@bellsouth.net
  4. Mantese, Miller and Mantese, P.L.L.C.
    1301 W. Long Lake, Suite 135, Mantese, Miller and Mantese, P.L.L.C., MI 48098
    248.267.1200 ·
  5. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY), NY 10119-1065
    212.594.5300 ·
  6. Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP (Milwaukee)
    3181 South 27th Street, Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP (Milwaukee), WI 53215
    866.264.3995 414.482.8001 · info@murrayfrank.com
  7. Rabin & Peckel LLP
    275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor, Rabin & Peckel LLP, NY 10016
    212.682.1818 212.682.1892 · email@rabinlaw.com
  8. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  9. Wechsler Harwood LLP
    488 Madison Avenue 8th Floor, Wechsler Harwood LLP, NY 10022
    212.935.7400 · info@whhf.com
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COURT: E.D. Michigan
DOCKET #: 02-CV-70684
JUDGE: Hon. Gerald E. Rosen
DATE FILED: 11/01/2002
CLASS PERIOD START: 03/13/2001
CLASS PERIOD END: 05/15/2002
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY), NY 10119-1065
    212.594.5300 ·
  2. Miller Shea, P.C.
    1301 W Long Lake Rd, Ste 135, Miller Shea, P.C., MI 48098
    248.267.8200 248.267.8200 · info@millershea.com
  3. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
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