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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 11/07/2016 (Settlement preliminarily approval)

Filing Date: November 06, 2014

According to the law firm press release, Barrett Business Services provides a variety of business management solutions for small and medium-sized companies in the United States. The Complaint alleges that defendants made false and/or misleading statements and failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s operations and financial performance and prospects. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company under accrued its self-insured workers’ compensation reserves; (2) as a result, the Company overstated its earnings; (3) the Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls; and (4), as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On October 28, 2014, BBSI disclosed that it had a $37.8 million net loss for its 2014 fiscal third quarter. The Company attributed the loss to an $80 million pretax increase in workers’ compensation reserves, which effectively wiped out Barrett Business Services’ pretax earnings for the past five years. As a result of this news, the Company’s stock declined more than 58%, or $26.18 per share, to close at $18.28 per share on October 29, 2014, on unusually heavy volume.

A consolidated complaint was filed on April 29, 2015. This Complaint was amended on November 23. A second amended complaint was filed on March 21, 2016.

A Stipulation of Settlement was filed on October 28, 2016. The Settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on November 7.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Business Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: W.D. Washington
DOCKET #: 14-CV-05884
JUDGE: Hon. Benjamin H. Settle
DATE FILED: 11/06/2014
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/12/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 10/29/2014
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. Law Offices Of Clifford A. Cantor, P.C.
    627 208th Ave. SE, Law Offices Of Clifford A. Cantor, P.C., WA 98074
    425.868.7813 425.868.7870 ·
  3. The Wagner Firm
    1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100 , The Wagner Firm, CA 90067
    310.491.7949 ·
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COURT: W.D. Washington
DOCKET #: 14-CV-05884
JUDGE: Hon. Benjamin H. Settle
DATE FILED: 03/21/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/12/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 03/09/2016
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (San Diego)
    12481 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (San Diego), CA 92130
    858.793.0070 858.793.0323 · blbg@blbglaw.com
  2. Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP
    1000 Second Avenue, 38th Floor, Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP, WA 98104
    (206) 622-2000 (206) 622-2522 ·
  3. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
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