According to the complaint, on May 1, 2016, 60 Minutes reported that Kimberly-Clark and Halyard knowingly provided defective surgical gowns to U.S. workers at the height of the Ebola crisis. As reported, a Halyard insider claimed that although Halyard's MICROCOOL surgical gowns were prone to leaks and did not consistently meet the industry safety standards for the treatment of Ebola, Kimberly-Clark and Halyard nonetheless "aggressively" marketed the MICROCOOL gowns to hospitals during the Ebola epidemic.Following this news, shares of Halyard's stock declined $1.21 per share, or 4.3%, to close on May 2, 2016 at $26.95 per share, on heavy trading volume. Halyard shareholders may, no later than August 29, 2016 , petition the Court to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member's claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class in the action. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, or for additional information about participating in this action, please visit www.ktmc.com.