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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 07/09/2008 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: November 12, 2004

On May 16, 2008, a Fourth Amended Consolidated Complaint was filed by The City of Dearborn Heights Act 345 Police & Fire Retirement Systems. However, on June 02, 2008, a motion to dismiss the above mentioned complaint was filed by IMPAX Laboratories, Inc. A hearing date was set for July 07, 2008 on motion to dismiss the Fourth Amended Consolidated Complaint according to an order entered on June 10, 2008. The hearing resulted in an order denying the motion to dismiss the Fourth Amended Consolidated Complaint and was entered by Judge James Ware on July 07, 2008. A preliminary pre-trial conference was set for September 21, 2009 as specified in an order entered on July 09, 2008.

As per Judge James Ware's order on April 17, 2008, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 655 is no longer the lead plaintiff, replaced by the City of
Dearborn Heights Act 345 Police & Fire Retirement Systems.

On February 5, 2007, Plaintiffs filed a Third Amended Consolidated Complaint against Impax defendants, and on July 18, 2007, the Court denied the Defendants’ motion to dismiss.

By an Order issued on January 3, 2007, the Court granted the Defendants' motion to dismiss the Second Amended Consolidated Complaint with leave to amend. The Plaintiffs have no later than February 5, 2007, to file and serve a Third Amended Complaint.

By the Order issued by U.S. District Judge James Ware on March 1, 2006, the First Amended Complaint is dismissed without prejudice with leave to amend. The Plaintiffs have until April 21, 2006 to file a second amended consolidated complaint consistent with the Order.

According to the Press Release dated November 12, 2004, the complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants caused IMPAX shares to trade at artificially inflated levels through the issuance of false and misleading financial statements. As a result of this inflation, defendants were able to engage in an insider trading scheme for proceeds of more than $32 million. On November 3, 2004, the Company issued a press release announcing that the “Company has postponed its release of 2004 third quarter financial results to Tuesday, November 9, 2004 in order to allow its independent auditors more time to complete their review of the Company’s third quarter financial statements, including the timing of certain customer credits on bupropion products marketed by a strategic partner.” On this news, the Company’s shares plummeted from $13 to $10.07, a one day decline of 23% on volume of 4.6 million shares. Then, on November 9, 2004, IMPAX announced that its 2004 results would be restated.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: N.D. California
DOCKET #: 04-CV-04802
JUDGE: Hon. James Ware
DATE FILED: 11/12/2004
CLASS PERIOD START: 05/05/2004
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/03/2004
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. 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
  2. Dyer & Shuman, LLP
    801 East 17th Avenue, Dyer & Shuman, LLP, CO 80218-1417
    303.861.3003 800.711.6483 · info@dyershuman.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 & Robbin (San Francisco)
    100 Pine Street, Suite 2600, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbin (San Francisco), CA 94111
    415.288.4545 415.288.4534 · info@lerachlaw.com
  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. 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. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
  8. Schatz & Nobel, P.C.
    330 Main Street, Schatz & Nobel, P.C., CT 06106
    800.797.5499 860.493.6290 · sn06106@AOL.com
  9. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.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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COURT: N.D. California
DOCKET #: 04-CV-04802
JUDGE: Hon. James Ware
DATE FILED: 02/05/2007
CLASS PERIOD START: 05/05/2004
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/03/2004
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbin (San Francisco)
    100 Pine Street, Suite 2600, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbin (San Francisco), CA 94111
    415.288.4545 415.288.4534 · info@lerachlaw.com
  2. Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP (San Diego)
    401 B Street, Suite 1700, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP (San Diego), CA 92101
    206.749.5544 206.749.9978 · info@lerachlaw.com
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