- Source : Press Release
- Date : 2019-11-07
- Companies : Intellipharmaceutics International, Inc.
Intellipharmaceutics Announces Settlement Agreement in Class Action Lawsuit, Which Is Subject to Court Approval
TORONTO, ONTARIO / ACCESSWIRE / November 7, 2019 / Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (OTCQB:IPCIF and TSX:IPCI) ("Intellipharmaceutics" or the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and generic controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs, announced today that the parties in Shanawaz v. Intellipharmaceutics International, Inc., an action pending in New York asserting claims under the U.S. federal securities laws on behalf of an alleged class of investors in Intellipharmaceutics common stock against the Company, its chief executive officer, Dr. Isa Odidi, who is also a member of its board of directors, and its former chief financial officer Domenic Della Penna, have entered into a stipulation of settlement to resolve all claims asserted in the action.
The settlement is subject to the approval of the court following notice to class members. The stipulation of settlement provides for a settlement payment of US$1.6 million, which Intellipharmaceutics anticipates will be funded by available insurance. As part of the settlement, the Company also agreed to contribute to the settlement fund specific anticipated Canadian tax refunds of up to US$400,000 to the extent received within 18 months after the entry of final judgment. The stipulation acknowledges that the Company and the other defendants continue to deny that they committed any violation of the U.S. securities laws or engaged in any other wrongdoing and that they are entering into the settlement at this time based on the burden, expense, and inherent uncertainty of continuing the litigation.
Although the Company believes that the settlement represents a fair and reasonable compromise of the matters in dispute in the litigation, there can be no assurance that the court will approve the stipulation of settlement as proposed, or at all. If the stipulation of settlement is not approved or otherwise fails to become effective, then the parties will be returned to their respective positions in the litigation as of August 9, 2019.
Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of novel and generic controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs. The Company's patented Hypermatrix™ technology is a multidimensional controlled-release drug delivery platform that can be applied to a wide range of existing and new pharmaceuticals. Intellipharmaceutics has developed several drug delivery systems based on this technology platform, with a pipeline of products (some of which have received FDA approval) in various stages of development. The Company has ANDA and NDA 505(b)(2) drug product candidates in its development pipeline. These include the Company's abuse-deterrent oxycodone hydrochloride extended release formulation ("Oxycodone ER") based on its proprietary nPODDDS™ novel Point Of Divergence Drug Delivery System (for which an NDA has been filed with the FDA), and Regabatin™ XR (pregabalin extended-release capsules).
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