SOURCE: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

August 06, 2009 16:04 ET

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $300,000 From Investment in Huron Consulting Group, Inc. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the October 5, 2009 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Huron Consulting Group, Inc. ("Huron" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: HURN) during the period between April 27, 2006 and July 31, 2009, 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 October 5, 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 may contact Brower Piven (through hoffman@browerpiven.com 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 shareholders of four businesses that Huron acquired between 2005-2007 redistributed portions of their acquisition-related payments among themselves and to certain Huron employees resulting in an understatement of its non-cash compensation expenses in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles because the Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls, and as a result, the Company's financial statements during the Class Period were materially false and misleading. According to the complaint, after, on July 31, 2009, the Company revealed the previously undisclosed information and that the Company's financial statements for the fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, and the fiscal first quarter of 2009, should no longer be relied upon and will have to be restated, the value of Huron's stock declined significantly.

If you have suffered a net loss for all transactions in Huron Consulting Group, Inc. securities during the Class Period (including shares or possibly calls purchased during, but not sold until after the end of the Class Period or possibly put options sold but not covered until after the end of the Class Period), you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at www.browerpiven.com, by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, 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.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Charles J. Piven
    Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
    Baltimore, Maryland
    410/986-0036
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