SOURCE: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

September 11, 2009 17:03 ET

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $250,000 From Investment in Coventry Health Care, Inc. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the November 2, 2009 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - September 11, 2009) - Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Coventry Health Care, Inc. ("Coventry" or the "Company") (NYSE: CVH) during the period between February 9, 2007 and October 22, 2008, inclusive (the "Class Period").

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than November 2, 2009 and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the Company during the Class Period. You are not required to have sold your shares to seek damages or to serve as a Lead Plaintiff. You may contact Brower Piven (through or 410/986-0036) to answer any questions you may have in that regard.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the Company's failure to disclose during the Class Period that, while masking improper claims assumptions that materially understated Coventry's healthcare claim expenses, the Company employed under-pricing strategies, that compromised profit margins and profitability, to create the appearance that its new Medicare Private-Fee-For-Service ("PFFS") initiative was capable of driving the high growth necessary to offset Coventry's contracting Commercial business. The complaint further alleges that as a result of the foregoing practice and Coventry's materially false disclosure and internal controls representations, Coventry lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements about the Company, its prospects and earnings guidance during the class period. According to the complaint, after Coventry issued a press release announcing its financial results for its third quarter of 2008 on October 21, 2008, the value of Coventry's stock declined significantly.

If you have suffered a net loss for all transactions in Coventry Health Care, Inc. common stock during the Class Period, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at, by email at, by calling 410-986-0036, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, The World Trade Center-Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street, Suite 2525, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 40 years. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

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