According to the law firm press release, FTD is a floral and gifting company. The Company provides floral, gift and related products and services to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations primarily in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and the Republic of Ireland. In December 2014, FTD announced the closing of its acquisition of Provide Commerce (“Provide”), a floral and gifting business previously owned by Liberty Interactive Corporation.
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) FTD’s financial statements contained errors relating to the assessment of cross-border indirect taxes; (ii) in turn, the Company lacked effective internal controls over financial reporting; (iii) FTD had overstated the benefits of the Provide acquisition; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, FTD’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On May 26, 2017, the Court issued an Order appointing Lead Plaintiff and Counsel. This case was voluntarily dismissed on July 25.