Case Spotlight: Toshiba Corporation

By Allison Gosman, Senior Marketing Specialist, Financial Recovery Technologies

CompanyToshiba Corporation
ClaimsSecurities fraud related to accounting improprieties


In July 2015, Toshiba acknowledged that it had artificially inflated its pre-tax profits over a period of seven years starting in 2008. It has been established that 25% of reported profits were fictitious from April 1, 2008 through May 8, 2015 (i.e., the last trading day preceding the announcement made by Toshiba after the market was closed that it found some accounting irregularities and that accounts may have to be restated).

This scandal represents an overstatement of profit by $1.2 billion where in the CEO resigned and eight of the 16 board members.


According to DRRT, Miami-based investment recovery firm who is working in partnership with local counsel, Toshiba first filed a complaint on June 22, 2016, for a group of 45 institutional investors totaling nearly $150 million in damages. A second complaint was filed on April 3, 2017, claiming approximately $400 million on behalf of 70 international and Japanese institutional investors. On June 13, 2017, the court consolidated both actions, which will now proceed concurrently.

Due to the Statute of Limitations expiring on April 3, 2018, along with increased investor interest, DRRT plans on filing a third complaint on behalf of investors who did not have the opportunity to join the initial action. This will be shareholders’ last opportunity to join this action for a potential recovery against Toshiba.

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FRT has issued the following alerts to FRT Global Group Litigation clients:

  • Action Alert: February 20, 2018
  • Update Alert: November 2016
  • Full Alert: May 5, 2016

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