Biotech firm Dyadic International announced today an agreement to resolve a class action lawsuit initially filed in October 2007.
The litigation, Miller v. Dyadic International, Inc. et al, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, asserted class action claims under federal securities laws based on allegations of misstatements and omissions by Dyadic and certain of its current and former officers and directors arising out of alleged improprieties at Dyadic’s Asian subsidiaries. The final settlement of this lawsuit is conditioned upon the approval of a Stipulation of Settlement which has been submitted by the parties to the Court. The Stipulation of Settlement provides for payment to the alleged class of $4.8 million in cash to be funded by Dyadic and its insurance carriers. If approved by the Court, the settlement will lead to dismissal of the lawsuit with prejudice.
Dyadic has been involved in developing technology for producing biofuels from agricultural by products such as corn stover and wheat straw.