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

Filing Date: March 03, 2017

According to the law firm press release, Caterpillar designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, and forestry machinery. The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance. Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers.

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) Caterpillar unlawfully used foreign subsidiaries to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes; (ii) discovery of the foregoing conduct would subject the Company to heightened regulatory scrutiny and potential criminal sanctions; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, Caterpillar’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On March 2, 2017, law enforcement officials executing search warrants raided the Company’s facilities in Peoria, Illinois. Later that day, the Company issued a statement discussing the federal law enforcement raids to its facilities, stating: “We believe the execution of this search warrant is regarding, among other things, export filings that relate to the CSARL matter,” referring to its Swiss subsidiary Caterpillar SARL. Bloomberg News subsequently reported that the warrants “sought evidence related to potential crimes, including ‘failure to file or submitting false electronic export information’ and ‘false and misleading financial reports and statements.’”

On this news, Caterpillar’s share price fell $4.22, or 4.28%, to close at $94.36 per share on March 2, 2017.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Capital Goods
Industry: Constr. & Agric. Machinery
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: N.D. Illinois
DOCKET #: 17-CV-01713
JUDGE: Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman
DATE FILED: 03/03/2017
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/19/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 03/01/2017
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. 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: N.D. Illinois
DOCKET #: 17-CV-01713
JUDGE: Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman
DATE FILED: 08/08/2017
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/19/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 03/01/2017
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Motley Rice LLC (Mount Pleasant)
    28 Bridgeside Boulevard, Motley Rice LLC (Mount Pleasant), SC 29464
    843.216.9000 843.216.9450 · inquiry@motleyrice.com
  2. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
    200 S. Wacker Drive Suite 3100 , Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP , IL 60606
    312.674.4674. 312.674.4674. ·
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