...it [Ligand] dropped more than 46% in six weeks alone during the pendency of this lawsuit"
In reference to Ligand's share price plummeting
Reply Brief, November 21, 2018
...Lemelson published five research reports, issued 16 articles/press releases, posted 66 tweets, gave 13 interviews, and wrote two letters to Congress concerning what he views as accounting and securities fraud perpetrated by Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded company. In all, Lemelson publicly made nearly 1,000 distinct allegations about Ligand... the SEC acknowledges that it is challenging only four of Lemelson’s statements, less than one-half of one percent of the total number of statements Lemelson made regarding Ligand."
Of these four, the SEC tacitly concedes that two are demonstrably true. Rather than admit any error in its pleadings and withdraw these two claims, however, the SEC instead radically changes its theories concerning these statements. It completely walks away from its explicit allegations in the Complaint about why these statements were false (allegations which Lemelson demonstrated were themselves unquestionably false), and instead asserts the frivolous theory that although the statements were true, they were somehow misleading. This argument is not only meritless but cannot be advanced in good faith."
In reference to The SEC allegations
Reply Brief, November 21, 2018
Tellingly, in setting forth its argument as to why these two [remaining] statements are allegedly material, the SEC once again fabricates what Lemelson said, because relying on his actual language would sink its case."
In reference to The SEC allegations
REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT... by on Scribd
On July 27, 2018 Ligand was sued for $3.8 billion by investors in eight bond funds, including Citadel,1 this followed multiple class-action lawsuits, alleging securities fraud, filed against Ligand beginning in 2016.2
On July 17, 2018, Fr. Emmanuel released a letter he provided members of The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the SEC Office of the Inspector General, further outlining extensive alleged abuses of accounting, pharmaceutical reimbursement and classification guidelines and regulations by Ligand Pharmaceuticals. In the letter, Lemelson urged the Committees in both the House and the Senate to commence an investigation into these alleged abuses, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) failure to stop them.
Lemelson's full July 13, 2018 letter to Congress is available online here
His December 2016 letter to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, regarding the company, is available online here
1 Read more online here
The Ligand Reports:
- June 14, 2014 - Ligand Pharmaceuticals - Severe competitive threat to key royalty program and “going concern” risk drive 100 percent downside
- July 3, 2014 - Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND): Appendix
- August 4, 2014 - Update: Lemelson Capital Further Increases Short Stake in Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND) as LGND EPS Plunges 76 percent in Q2 2014
- August 14, 2014 - Lemelson Capital Says Ligand Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ: LGND) $225M Debt Issuance Solidifies Company’s Insolvency, Substantially Raises Specter of Bankruptcy
- August 22, 2014 - Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND): Institutional holders wasting no time dumping stock in response to mounting insolvency and bankruptcy risks
The Ligand Interviews:
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for June 19, 2014
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, CIO of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for August 13, 2014
- Rev Emmanuel Lemelson, CIO of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for September 16, 2014
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, CIO of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for October 16, 2014
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for November 18, 2014
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, CIO of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for February 20, 2015
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, Lemelson Capital Management CIO - #PreMarket Prep for March 24, 2015
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, CIO of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for April 27, 2015
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, CIO of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for June 5, 2015
- Rev. Emmanuel Lemelson, CIO of Lemelson Capital Management - #PreMarket Prep for August 12, 2015
- Listen to Fr. Emmanuel live discussing The Amvona Fund, LP and his recent letter to the US Senate
Letters to Congress Regarding Ligand:
- December 19, 2016 - Lantern Foundation Founder Urges Senate Committee to Commence Investigation into Ligand Pharmaceuticals
- July 13, 2018 - Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson Calls on Congress, Office of Inspector General to Investigate SEC Failures
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