Priceline.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), a Connecticut-based online travel service, has announced the preliminary settlement of the securities class action pending against the company in the D. of Conn. The case was originally filed in 2000 and alleges that the company misrepresented its financial condition. Discovery in the case was scheduled to have been completed by the end of this year. The settlement is for $80 million, with $30 million being paid by the company’s insurance carriers.
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