CARTER v. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

No. 4:13CV1600 HEA.

KEITH CARTER, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs, v. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC., RALPH P. SCOZZAFAVA and VANCE C. JOHNSTON, Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. Missouri, Eastern Division.

January 27, 2015.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Keith Carter, Plaintiff, represented by James J. Rosemergy , CAREY AND DANIS.

Matt N. Lassman SEP IRA, Plaintiff, represented by Alan I. Ellman , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP, David A. Rosenfeld , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP & Lynn Johnson , SHAMBERG AND JOHNSON.

Matt N. Lassman Traditional IRA, Plaintiff, represented by Alan I. Ellman , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP, David A. Rosenfeld , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP & Lynn Johnson , SHAMBERG AND JOHNSON.

Matt N. Lassman Roth IRA, Plaintiff, represented by Alan I. Ellman , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP, David A. Rosenfeld , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP & Lynn Johnson , SHAMBERG AND JOHNSON.

Matt N Lassman, Plaintiff, represented by Alan I. Ellman , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP, David A. Rosenfeld , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP, Lynn Johnson , SHAMBERG AND JOHNSON, Samuel H. Rudman , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP & William J. Geddish , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP.

Megan B Lassman, Plaintiff, represented by Alan I. Ellman , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP, David A. Rosenfeld , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP & Lynn Johnson , SHAMBERG AND JOHNSON.

Lassman Family Ltd Partnership, Plaintiff, represented by Alan I. Ellman , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP, David A. Rosenfeld , ROBBINS AND GELLER LLP & Lynn Johnson , SHAMBERG AND JOHNSON.

Furniture Brands International, Inc., Defendant, represented by Laura A. Jarrett , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP, Matthew L. Kutcher , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP, Scott K.G. Kozak , ARMSTRONG TEASDALE, LLP & Sean M. Berkowitz , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP.

Ralph P. Scozzafava, Defendant, represented by Laura A. Jarrett , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP, Matthew L. Kutcher , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP, Scott K.G. Kozak , ARMSTRONG TEASDALE, LLP & Sean M. Berkowitz , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP.

Vance C. Johnston, Defendant, represented by Laura A. Jarrett , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP, Matthew L. Kutcher , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP, Scott K.G. Kozak , ARMSTRONG TEASDALE, LLP & Sean M. Berkowitz , LATHAM AND WATKINS, LLP.

Neil Schaap, Movant, represented by J. Christopher Wehrle , FOLEY AND MANSFIELD, P.L.L.P..

Robert Blades, Movant, represented by J. Christopher Wehrle , FOLEY AND MANSFIELD, P.L.L.P..


OPINION, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

HENRY EDWARD AUTREY, District Judge.

This matter is before the Court on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Consolidated Amended Complaint. [Doc. No. 45]. Plaintiffs have filed a response in opposition to the motion. [Doc. No. 50]. Defendants have filed a Reply. [Doc. No. 55]. For the reasons set forth below, the Motion to Dismiss will be granted.

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