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Case Status:    ONGOING    
On or around 10/02/2017 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: February 24, 2017

According to the law firm press release, the complaint alleges that during the Class Period, the Company made materially false and/or misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. In particular, the complaint alleges the Company made overly optimistic projections for 2017 and 2018 regarding its U.S. education business when, in reality, students were not likely to purchase the Company’s products when more affordable alternatives were available.

On January 18, 2017, Pearson issued a press release announcing that it no longer expected to achieve its operative profit guidance for 2018 as a result of “[t]he North American higher education courseware market being much weaker than expected” and that Pearson would “rebase” its dividend “from 2017 onwards.” Following this news, shares of Pearson fell approximately 29% on January 18, 2017, from a previous close of $9.99 to a close of $7.13 per share.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Printing & Publishing
Headquarters: United Kingdom

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: PSO
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 17-CV-01422
JUDGE: Hon. Richard J. Sullivan
DATE FILED: 02/24/2017
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/21/2016
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/17/2017
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Levi & Korsinsky (Stamford)
    733 Summer Street, Suite 304, Levi & Korsinsky (Stamford), CT 06901
    203-992-4523 ·
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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 17-CV-01422
JUDGE: Hon. Richard J. Sullivan
DATE FILED: 07/14/2017
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/21/2016
CLASS PERIOD END: 01/17/2017
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Levi & Korsinsky (Stamford)
    733 Summer Street, Suite 304, Levi & Korsinsky (Stamford), CT 06901
    203-992-4523 ·
No Document Title Filing Date