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January 6, 2014
09:11 EDTOSTKOverstock.com to appeal ruling in California comparison advertising case
Overstock.com announced it will appeal the tentative ruling of a California trial court which prohibits the company from comparison price advertising unless done in conformity with new court-mandated practices which diverge widely from industry standards. President Stormy Simon said, "Respectfully, I believe this ruling is unjust... I am aware of the lengths we have gone to get this right on the millions of products that flow through our website. We will follow the ruling, while noting that the effects on our current practices will be small because, as we are the gold standard, we are already fanatic about getting this right. However, if fairly enforced, this ruling will force other retailers to change their processes dramatically (which makes one wonder why we are the ones who were targeted)."
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March 2, 2015
17:08 EDTOSTKOverstock.com market-riggin case to proceed
Overstock.com (OSTK) announces that due to the California Supreme Court's decision last week not to review a lower appellate court ruling, relevant discovery materials gained in its long-fought battle with Goldman Sachs (GS) and Merrill Lynch (BAC) will be released to the public, and it will be proceeding to trial against Merrill Lynch. In a suit filed in 2007, Overstock.com alleged certain brokerages engaged in illegal market manipulation in a deliberate effort to manipulate Overstock.com's share prices. Over many years and millions of dollars of discovery generating millions of documents, it fashioned its case against some of the premier brokerages on Wall Street. As was previously disclosed in a filing with the SEC in December 2010, Overstock.com entered into a settlement with certain other defendants in the aggregate amount of $4.44M, the terms of which are confidential. In January 2012, a California trial court decided that relevant portions of the voluminous discovery records regarding Goldman and Merrill should be made public, but dismissed the case on narrow, technical grounds. Last week's decision by the California Supreme Court not to review the appellate court ruling means that the process for public release of information gathered through the discovery process may now proceed, and also the trial against Merrill Lynch. Overstock SVP and General Counsel Mark Griffin added, "It is unfortunate the Court has decided that, despite the substantial evidence against Goldman Sachs, due to jurisdictional grounds they cannot be made to account for it in a California courtroom. Overstock looks forward to making that evidence available to the public for review, and we can't wait to get Merrill Lynch in front of a jury, and let them decide what to do about these manipulative stock market abuses."
February 20, 2015
09:02 EDTOSTKOverstock.com reports 34.9% increase in sales on Presidents' Day 2015
Overstock.com saw the largest Presidents' Day sales event in company history, with a 34.9% increase in sales over 2014 and an average order size increase of 11.4% on February 16. This increase was pushed, in part, by a jump in the online shopping site's mobile channel. Mobile visits were up 54% over last year, and a 30% increase in conversion helped lead to a 120% increase in mobile sales for the day.

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