The information contained on this web page is only a summary of the information presented in more detail in the Notice of (I) Proposed Settlement and Plan of Allocation; (II) Settlement Fairness Hearing; and (III) Motion for an Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Reimbursement of Litigation Expenses (the “Settlement Notice”). Because this website is just a summary, you should review the Settlement Notice for additional details.

This Action was brought on behalf of a class of investors who sold Allergan, Inc. common stock during the period from February 25, 2014 through April 21, 2014, inclusive (“Class Period”) against defendants Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and J. Michael Pearson (the “Valeant Defendants”) and Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., PS Management GP, LLC, PS Fund 1, LLC, Pershing Square, L.P., Pershing Square II, L.P., Pershing Square GP, LLC, Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd., Pershing Square International, Ltd., and William Ackman (the “Pershing Defendants”). The Action alleges that the Valeant Defendants tipped the Pershing Defendants to its contemplated takeover attempt of Allergan, and that the Pershing Defendants bought Allergan stock during the Class Period based on that information, violating federal securities laws prohibiting insider trading.

The Court-appointed representatives for the Court-certified Class, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, Iowa Public Employees Retirement System, and Patrick T. Johnson, on behalf of themselves and the other members of the Class, have now reached a proposed settlement with Defendants for $250,000,000 in cash that, if approved, will resolve all claims in the Action (the “Settlement”).

If you are a member of the Class and did not previously request exclusion from the Class in connection with the Class Notice that was mailed in 2017, your rights will be affected and you may be eligible for a payment from the Settlement. The Class consists of:

All persons who sold Allergan common stock on any trading day during the period February 25, 2014 through April 21, 2014, inclusive, and were damaged thereby.

For the full definition of the Class, including persons and entities excluded from the Class, please read the Settlement Notice. Persons who traded securities other than Allergan common stock, including derivative securities with a value that is a function of or related to the value of Allergan common stock (“Allergan Derivative Securities”), are not members of the Class as a consequence of those trades. A separate proposed settlement has been reached on behalf of traders in Allergan Derivative Securities. For information about that settlement please visit:

Please read the Settlement Notice to fully understand your rights and options.

If you are a member of the Class, in order to be potentially eligible to receive a payment under the proposed Settlement, you must submit a Claim Form postmarked no later than August 7, 2018.

Payments to eligible claimants will be made only if the Court approves the Settlement and a plan of allocation, and only after any appeals are resolved, and after the completion of all claims processing. Please be patient, as this process will take some time to complete.

August 7, 2018
Claim Filing Deadline
To be eligible to receive a payment from the Settlement Fund, you must mail the Claim Form and supporting documentation, postmarked no later than August 7, 2018, in accordance with the instructions in the Settlement Notice and Claim Form.
May 9, 2018
Objection Deadline
Any objections to the proposed Settlement, the proposed Plan of Allocation, and/or the request for attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of Litigation Expenses, must be received no later than May 9, 2018, in accordance with the instructions in the Settlement Notice.
June 12, 2018
Settlement Hearing
To attend the Settlement Hearing and/or ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement, see the instructions in the Settlement Notice. The hearing will be held on June 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. on the 9th Floor in Courtroom 9D of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Ronald Reagan Federal Building, United States Courthouse, 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Please note that the previously scheduled Settlement Hearing (as set forth in the Settlement Notice) has been rescheduled by the Court to June 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Electronic Filing Instructions

    Institutions filing on their own behalf or on behalf of multiple clients should submit their claim information electronically. In addition, claimants with over 40 transactions in Allergan common stock during the Class Period are encouraged to submit their information electronically. Please click on the link below to obtain the mandatory electronic filing requirements and file layout.

  • Electronic Filing Instructions
  • Electronic Filing Template

Contact Us

If you have questions which are not answered by this website, please contact us at: Allergan Proxy Violation Securities Litigation c/o GCG P.O. Box 10436 Dublin, OH 43017-4036 (855) 474-3851

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Class Counsel

As a member of the Class, you will be represented by Class Counsel, who are:

BERNSTEIN LITOWITZ BERGER & GROSSMANN LLP Mark Lebovitch, Esq. 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 (800) 380-8496 KESSLER TOPAZ MELTZER & CHECK, LLP Lee Rudy, Esq. 280 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087 (610) 667-7706