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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 02/11/2005 (Other)

Filing Date: August 17, 2004

On February 1, 2005, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal, and on February 11, 2005, the Court entered the Order of Dismissal signed by Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp affirming the notice of voluntary dismissal. The case was dismissed without prejudice.

On November 8, 2004, the Court entered the Order granting the motion of the Levin Group for consolidation, appointment as lead plaintiff, and approval of selection of lead counsel.

The complaint was filed charging PetMed Express Inc. and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. More specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Company failed to disclose and misrepresented the following material adverse facts which were known to defendants or recklessly disregarded by them: (1) that the Company's business model enabled the company to experience sustained financial growth since the model shifted costs to veterinarians (who are the Company's competitors), (2) that the business model made the Company dependent on the cooperation of veterinarians to fill prescriptions, (3) that the defendants could not guarantee the quality, safety or efficacy of PetMed drugs because, as an unauthorized reseller of many products, the Company had to obtain such products through unauthorized channels, prompting veterinarians to refuse refilling prescriptions through PetMed, and (4) that as a result, the Company's financial results were not sustainable, causing the stock to trade at artificially high prices. During the class period while PetMed's stock price was inflated, Defendants and Company insiders sold almost $65 million in privately held PetMed's stock.

On July 26, 2004, defendants shocked the market when they belatedly disclosed that the Company was operating well below defendants' previous guidance and that PetMed revenues and earnings were well below plan. News of this shocked the market. Shares of PetMed fell $2.07 per share or 29.70 percent to close at $4.90 per share.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Retail (Drugs)
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: PETS
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: S.D. Florida
DOCKET #: 04-CV-80759
JUDGE: Hon. Kenneth L. Ryskamp
DATE FILED: 08/17/2004
CLASS PERIOD START: 06/18/2003
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/26/2004
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Baron & Budd, P.C.
    312 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 1100, Baron & Budd, P.C., TX 75219
    1800-946-9646 · info@baronandbudd.com
  2. Brodsky & Smith, LLC (former Pennysylvania)
    11 Bala Avenue, Suite 39, Brodsky & Smith, LLC (former Pennysylvania), PA 19004
    610.668.7987 610.660.0450 · esmith@Brodsky-Smith.com
  3. Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A.
    World Trade Center-Baltimore,401 East Pratt Suite 2525, Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A., MD 21202
    410.332.0030 · pivenlaw@erols.com
  4. Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP (Florida)
    197 S. Federal Highway, Suite 20, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP (Florida), FL 33432
    561-750-3000 561-750-3364 ·
  5. Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP (New York)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th Floor, Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP (New York), NY 10119
    212.594.5300 212.868.1229 · info@milbergweiss.com
  6. Schatz & Nobel, P.C.
    330 Main Street, Schatz & Nobel, P.C., CT 06106
    800.797.5499 860.493.6290 · sn06106@AOL.com
  7. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  8. The Brualdi Law Firm (New York)
    29 Broadway - Suite 1515, The Brualdi Law Firm (New York), NY 10006
    877.495.1187 212.952.0608 ·
  9. The Emerson Firm
    2228 Cottondale Avenue, Suite 100, The Emerson Firm, AR 72202
    800.663.9817 501.907.2556 · epllp@emersonpoynter.com
  10. Wechsler Harwood LLP
    488 Madison Avenue 8th Floor, Wechsler Harwood LLP, NY 10022
    212.935.7400 · info@whhf.com
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