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On or around 12/08/2016 (Other)

Filing Date: November 26, 2013

According to the law firm press release, Lumber Liquidators is a multi-channel specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories, operating as a single business segment.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) certain of the Company’s products failed to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products; (2) the Company imported flooring products sourced from illegally logged wood in the Russian Far East in violation of the Lacey Act; (3) as a result of the foregoing violations, the Company faces the risk of large fines, penalties, forfeitures, judgments and/or settlements in connection with government regulatory actions and/or consumer class actions; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On June 20, 2013, an article published on SeekingAlpha.com alleged that, among other things, testing of one of Lumber Liquidators’ branded wood flooring products (imported from China and sold in California) at two accredited independent laboratories found that formaldehyde emissions from the tested product were over 3.5x the maximum legal limit even though the product was labeled as being California Air Resources Board-compliant. On this news, Lumber Liquidators shares declined, over the course of two trading sessions, by $9.40 per share or nearly 11%, to close at $76.63 per share on June 21, 2013.

On September 26, 2013, agents from the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S Fish and Wild Life Service, and the Department of Justice executed sealed search warrants at Lumber Liquidators’ corporate offices in Toano and Richmond, Virginia, related to the importation of certain wood products. On this news, Lumber Liquidators shares declined $5.83 per share or more than 5%, to close at $107.13 per share on September 27, 2013.

On November 21, 2013, a well known hedge fund manager criticized the Company for importing illegally sourced timber from Russia in direct violation of U.S. laws. On this news the Company’s shares fell over $16.07 per share, or over 13%, to $99.29 per share over two trading sessions.

On May 14, 2014, the Court issued an Order appointing lead plaintiff and approving lead counsel. Lead plaintiff filed an amended complaint on July 17.

A consolidated and amended complaint was filed on April 22, 2015.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Consumer Cyclical
Industry: Appliance & Tool
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: E.D. Virginia
DOCKET #: 13-CV-00157
JUDGE: Hon. Arenda L. Wright Allen
DATE FILED: 11/26/2013
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/22/2012
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/21/2013
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC (Washington DC)
    1100 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, West Tower, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC (Washington DC), DC 20005
    202.408.4600 202.408.4600 ·
  2. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
  3. Wohl & Fruchter LLP
    570 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor, Wohl & Fruchter LLP, NY 10022
    212.758.4000 212.758.4000 ·
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COURT: E.D. Virginia
DOCKET #: 13-CV-00157
JUDGE: Hon. Arenda L. Wright Allen
DATE FILED: 04/22/2015
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/22/2012
CLASS PERIOD END: 02/27/2015
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (former San Diego)
    12544 High Bluff Drive, Suite 150, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (former San Diego), CA 92130
    858.793.0070 858.793.0323 · blbg@blbglaw.com
  2. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC (Washington DC)
    1100 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, West Tower, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC (Washington DC), DC 20005
    202.408.4600 202.408.4600 ·
  3. Law Offices of Susan R. Podolsky
    1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Law Offices of Susan R. Podolsky, VA 22314
    571.366.1702 703.647.6009 ·
  4. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
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