According to the law firm press release, Roadrunner provides asset-light transportation and logistics services provider that purports to offer a comprehensive suite of global supply chain solutions, including truckload logistics, customized and expedited less-than-truckload, intermodal solutions, freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, air freight, international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and transportation management solutions. Roadrunner utilizes a broad third-party network of transportation providers, comprised of independent contractors and purchased power providers, with a focus on mid-size shippers. At all relevant times Morgan Southern, Inc. (“Morgan Southern”) and Bruenger Trucking (“Bruenger”) were among the Company’s subsidiaries.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially 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: (i) the Company’s Morgan Southern and Bruenger subsidiaries had engaged in improper accounting practices; (ii) Roadrunner lacked effective internal controls; (iii) as a result, Roadrunner overstated its earnings throughout the Class Period by tens of millions of dollars; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, Roadrunner’s financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On May 19, 2017, the Court issued an Order consolidating cases, appointing Lead Plaintiff, and approving Lead Counsel. Lead Plaintiff filed a consolidated, amended Complaint on March 12, 2018.
On November 26, 2018, the Court issued an Order to stay the action pending finalization of the Settlement. The parties were ordered to file a motion for preliminary approval of settlement within 60 days.