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Shareholder Class Action Defense

  • Ceradyne, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development and production of advanced technical ceramics. Vertically integrated manufacturing facilities produce advanced ceramic solutions for the most demanding applications in automotive/engine, oil & gas, nuclear power, solar, industrial, medical, electronic and defense industries. Ceradyne was acquired for $860 million by the 3M Company in 2012.

  • CKE Restaurants, Inc. owns, operates and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl’s Jr.®, Hardee’s®, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,200 restaurant locations in 42 states and in 25 countries. CKE is headquartered in Carpinteria, California.

  • Founded in 1987 as a cutting-edge drug discovery biotech in La Jolla, California, Ligand Pharmaceuticals has built a rich heritage of drug discovery and development innovation. But during those 20 plus years, the pharmaceutical sector has also undergone significant change that has allowed only the most adaptable companies to evolve and thrive. Today, Ligand has done just that and is operating with a business model that is built to generate significant return on investment (ROI) in the increasingly unpredictable and risky biopharma space.