Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

Case Details

Class Period:
July 28, 2014 – April 9, 2019
Date Filed:
July 15, 2019
Case Number:
New Jersey District Court

Case Summary

The complaint charges Reckitt and certain of its current and former officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Reckitt is a consumer and healthcare company based in the United Kingdom. Prior to December 2014, the Company maintained a division dedicated to opioid addiction treatments known as Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Reckitt Pharma"). For many years, Reckitt Pharma's primary source of revenue was the manufacture and sale of Suboxone Tablets, a treatment for opioid addiction. The complaint alleges that before and during the Class Period, Reckitt and its most senior executives perpetrated a scheme, which generated over $3 billion in proceeds, to facilitate opiate abuse among U.S. consumers and mislead investors and the public regarding the health and safety risks of Reckitt's new key opiate product, Suboxone Film. 

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