A group of investors in Illinois filed a class action suit against a leather manufacturing company for failing to foresee its own bankruptcy. The investors perceived company management to be misleading them, sending out ambiguous statements and and omitting material information about the leather company’s lack of compliance with environmental regulations and worsening financial condition. The company was previously noted as violating multiple water safety and hazardous waste mandates, causing the state regulatory board to close down their production in early 2015. The company’s profits were decimated and its stocks plummeted, causing it to file for bankruptcy. The investors requested an expert witness who could opine on whether or not bankruptcy was a foreseeable outcome given the status of the company’s financials and the various environmental claims levied against them.