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Apr. 29, 2017
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16.  Legal Matters

 

On March 29, 2016, Peter Makhlouf filed a putative class action lawsuit against the Company and its Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), Douglas S. Ewert, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Case No. 4:16-cv-00838). The complaint attempts to allege claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of a putative class of persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the Company's securities between June 18, 2014 and December 9, 2015. In particular, the complaint alleges that the Company and its CEO made certain statements about the Company's acquisition and subsequent integration of Jos. A. Bank that were false and misleading and omitted material facts. On March 23, 2017, the Court appointed Strathclyde Pension Fund lead plaintiff in this matter and the parties subsequently agreed on a case schedule through the motion to dismiss phase of this matter. We believe that the claims are without merit and are defending the lawsuit vigorously. The range of loss, if any, is not reasonably estimable at this time. We do not currently believe, however, that it will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

On February 17, 2016, Anthony Oliver filed a putative class action lawsuit against the Company in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (Case No. 2:16-cv-01100-TJH-AS).  The complaint attempts to allege claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In particular the complaint alleges that the Company sent unsolicited text messages to cellular telephones beginning October 1, 2013 to the present day. After we demonstrated that the Company had the plaintiff’s permission to send him texts, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint alleging the Company sent text messages exceeding the number plaintiff had agreed to receive each week.  The Company filed a motion to dismiss on June 10, 2016.  The court denied the motion to dismiss on February 13, 2017. We believe that the claims are without merit and intend to defend the lawsuit vigorously. The range of loss, if any, is not reasonably estimable at this time. We do not currently believe, however, that it will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. 

 

In addition, we are involved in various routine legal proceedings, including ongoing litigation, incidental to the conduct of our business.  Management does not believe that any of these matters will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.