According to the Complaint, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes treatments for thrombosis and other hematologic diseases. Its lead product is Andexxa, marketed as Ondexxya in Europe. Andexxa is for patients treated with rivaroxaban or apixaban, when anticoagulation needs to be reversed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding.
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, the Complaint alleges Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Portola’s internal control over financial reporting regarding reserve for product returns was not effective; (2) that Portola was shipping longer-dated product with 36-month shelf life; (3) that Portola had not established adequate reserve for returns of prior shipments of short-dated product; (4) that, as a result, Portola was reasonably likely to need to “catch up” on accounting for return reserves; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On April 22, 2020, the Court issued an Order appointing Lead Plaintiff and Counsel. Lead Plaintiff filed a consolidated Complaint on May 20. Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the consolidated Complaint on July 1. On September 24, the Court granted Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, with leave to amend.
Lead Plaintiff filed an amended consolidated Complaint on November 5. Defendants filed Motions to Dismiss the amended consolidated Complaint on December 15. On March 10, 2021, the Court issued an Order granting Defendants' Motions to Dismiss the amended consolidated Complaint. Plaintiffs were given leave to amend.
On March 31, 2021, Lead Plaintiff filed a second amended consolidated Complaint. Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the second amended Complaint on May 5. On August 10, the Court issued an Order granting in part and denying in part the Motion to Dismiss.
Lead Plaintiff filed a third amended consolidated Complaint on August 31, 2021. Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the third amended Complaint on September 21. On January 20, 2022, the Court issued an Order denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss.
The parties entered into a Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement on September 19, 2022. The Court granted preliminary approval of the Settlement on October 31. On March 6, 2023, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement, including an award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses, and entered Final Judgment.