This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) from June 26, 2015 through February 28, 2018.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, throughout the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company failed to disclose that it engaged in illegal price fixing which, when caught, would subject the Company to business disruption and penalties.
On February 12, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against certain dental supply companies, including Patterson, claiming that they violated U.S. antitrust laws by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to, or to otherwise serve buying groups representing dental practitioners. On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume. The Company refuted the charges. However, on March 1, 2018, the Company announced dismal first quarter 2018 results which the Company attributed to, "changes in the Company's sales organization." The Company's CFO also resigned. On this news, the price of the Company's stock again dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) from June 26, 2015 through February 28, 2018 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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I, the Plaintiff, certify that:
1. I have reviewed the Complaint and authorized its filing.
2. Plaintiff did not purchase the security that is the subject of this
action, at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to
participate in any private action arising under this title.
3. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class
and will testify at deposition and trial, if necessary.
4. My transactions in the securities, which are the subject of this
action, during the Class Period set forth in the Complaint are as
5. I have not served as a representative party on behalf of a class
under the federal security laws during the last three years, except
if detailed below.
6. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party,
except to receive my pro rata share of any recovery or as ordered
or approved by the court including the award to a representative
plaintiff of reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages)
directly relating to the representation of the class.
agreement and retain the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and its associates to proceed on Plaintiff's behalf, on a contingent fee basis. If I am executing this agreement on behalf of an institution, I further certify that I am authorized to execute this agreement on behalf of the institution.