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Securities Regulation Keyed to Coffee
In re Burlington Coat Factory Securities Litigation
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In September 1994 BCF broadcast its fourth quarter and full fiscal year-end profits and income results for the year, which were lower than the market’s expectancies and BCF’s stock plummeted, reporting losses of 30% in one day. A few days later, BCF attempted to explain itself and stock fell even lower. Investors brought suit, alleging that BCF had a duty to correct an expression of comfort with specialists’ predictions that BCF had prepared in late 1993. For instance, in early 1994, BCF’s CEO had declined to comment on specialists’ income predictions for both the third quarter of 94 and the entire year. The district court dismissed for not stating claims where relief could be granted and for not pleading those claims with ample accuracy. The court of appeals granted review.
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