On or around 11/18/2016 (Ongoing date of last review)
Filing Date: November 17, 2016
According to the law firm press release, the lawsuit alleges throughout the Class Period Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Ligand overstated the value of certain Deferred Tax Assets by approximately $27.5 million or 13%; (2) Ligand’s outstanding convertible senior unsecured notes due 2019 should have been classified as short-term debt rather than long-term debt as of December 31, 2015; (3) Ligand did not maintain effective controls over the accuracy and presentation of the accounting for income taxes related to complex transactions; (4) in turn, Ligand lacked effective internal control over financial reporting; and (5) as a result, Defendants’ statements about Ligand’s business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.
Company & Securities Information
Defendant: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs
Headquarters: United States
Ticker Symbol: LGND
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)
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First Identified Complaint
Brendan Tan Wei Jie, et al. v. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, et al.