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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 10/24/2017 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: July 08, 2014

According to the law firm press release, STAAR designs, develops, manufactures and sells implantable lenses for the eye and delivery systems used to deliver lenses into the eye. The Company purports to be the leading maker of lenses used worldwide in corrective or "refractive" surgery, and also makes lenses for use in surgery that treats cataracts.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that the Company's Monrovia Facility: (i) lacked adequate methodologies and facilities for the manufacture, packing, storage and installation of the Company's implantable lenses; (ii) lacked adequate procedures for documenting complaints, sterility testing, and maintaining required records; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, the Monrovia Facility was not in conformity with current good manufacturing practice requirements at all relevant times.

On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") publicly released a Warning Letter, dated May 21, 2014, concerning an inspection of STAAR's Monrovia Facility which took place from February 10, 2014 to March 21, 2014. The FDA letter noted several regulatory violations at the facility and stated that, among other things, "the methods used in, or the facilities or controls used for" manufacture, packing, storage or installation of the Company's implantable lenses are "not in conformity with the current good manufacturing practice requirements." The FDA further advised STAAR that "failure to promptly correct these violations may result in regulatory action being initiated by the FDA without further notice."

On this news, STAAR shares declined $1.89, or nearly 11.25%, to close at $14.91 on July 1, 2014.

On September 29, 2014, the Court issued an Order appointing lead plaintiff and approving the selection of lead counsel.

According to media reports, the Court issued a tentative ruling denying Defendant's motion to dismiss on November 16, 2015.

On January 5, 2017, the Court granted the motion to certify class.

The parties entered into a Stipulation of Settlement on June 20, 2017. Preliminary approval was granted July 10. Final approval was granted October 23.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Medical Equipment & Supplies
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: C.D. California
DOCKET #: 14-CV-05263
JUDGE: Hon. Michael W. Fitzgerald
DATE FILED: 07/08/2014
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/27/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 06/30/2014
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP (Los Angeles)
    1801 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 311, Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP (Los Angeles), CA 90067
    310.201.915 310. 201-916 · info@glancylaw.com
  2. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
No Document Title Filing Date
COURT: C.D. California
DOCKET #: 14-CV-05263
JUDGE: Hon. Michael W. Fitzgerald
DATE FILED: 08/28/2015
CLASS PERIOD START: 11/01/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 06/30/2014
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP (Los Angeles)
    1801 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 311, Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP (Los Angeles), CA 90067
    310.201.915 310. 201-916 · info@glancylaw.com
  2. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
No Document Title Filing Date