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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 03/13/2017 (Other)

Filing Date: August 01, 2014

According to the law firm press release, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is a Delaware corporation engaged in the development, production, and exploitation of animated films and their associated characters worldwide. The Company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Glendale, California. Shares of DreamWorks trade on the NASDAQ Exchange under the ticker symbol "DWA".

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, and failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, prospects and performance. Specifically, during the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) DreamWorks improperly accounted for the Turbo movie prior to the write-down; (ii) DreamWorks improperly accounted for the write-down related to the Turbo movie; (iii) the Company lacked adequate internal and control over financial reporting; and (iii) as a result of the above, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On July 29, 2014, during a conference call with analysts, DreamWorks Animation revealed that the Company is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the $13.5 million write-down the studio took in February in relation to the poor performance of Turbo. The Company indicated that it is cooperating with the SEC but would not elaborate on the scope of the extent of the investigation.

On the news, shares in DreamWorks fell $2.68 or almost 12%, on extremely heavy trading volume, to close at $19.98 on July 30, 2014.

On October 22, 2014, the Court issued an Order consolidating cases, and appointing lead plaintiff and lead counsel. Lead Plaintiff filed a consolidated complaint on November 25.

On April 1, 2015, the Court issued an Order granting Defendants' motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs were given leave to file an amended complaint. Plaintiffs did not file an amended complaint. Thus this case was dismissed on April 24.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Motion Pictures
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: C.D. California
DOCKET #: 14-CV-06053
JUDGE: Hon. S. James Otero
DATE FILED: 08/01/2014
CLASS PERIOD START: 10/29/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/29/2014
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/
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COURT: C.D. California
DOCKET #: 14-CV-06053
JUDGE: Hon. S. James Otero
DATE FILED: 11/25/2014
CLASS PERIOD START: 07/31/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/29/2014
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (San Diego)
    655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (San Diego), CA 92101
    619.231.1058 619.231.7423 ·
  2. Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C.
    25800 Northwestern Highway, 1000 Maccabees Center, Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C., MI 48075-1000
    248.746.0700 248.746.0700 ·
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