SOURCE: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

September 25, 2014 11:17 ET

Hagens Berman Reminds Galectin Investors 4 Days Remain in Lead Plaintiff Class-Action Deadline

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a top-tier investor-rights law firm, advises investors that there are only four days until the Sept. 29, 2014, lead plaintiff deadline in the securities fraud class action against Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) ("Galectin" or "the Company"). Investors who purchased Galectin shares between January 6, 2014 and July 28, 2014 (the "Class Period") should contact Hagens Berman Partner Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm's investigation, by calling (510) 725-3000, emailing GALT@hbsslaw.com or visiting http://hb-securities.com/investigations/GALT.

The complaint, filed in Nevada District Court on July 30, 2014, and docketed under 3:14-cv-00399-RCJ-WGC, alleges that the Company engaged in a protracted effort to increase its share price. Allegedly, Galectin partnered with a known stock promoter, TDM Financial, to undertake promotional campaigns to entice investors to buy its stock. These promotions centered on statements that Galectin was progressing toward a successful Phase 1 trial on its experimental liver drug GR-MD-02. As the share price rose, Galectin executives allegedly capitalized on the rising share price to profit from insider trades. On July 29, 2014, the truth was finally revealed when Galectin reported that the Phase 1 results showed little difference between GR-MD-02 and a placebo. On this news, shares of Galectin Therapeutics fell precipitously by $8.84, or 60.08%, to close at $5.70.

"In stepping forward to become involved in this case, investors have the opportunity to recover their losses from the corrupt insiders who benefited at the expense of the Company and its shareholders," said Mr. Kathrein.

If you have suffered a loss from your investment in Galectin Therapeutics, purchased on or after January 6, 2014, and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, please contact us for your no-cost evaluation. 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.

Persons with non-public information should consider their options to help in the investigation. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at (510) 725-3000 or email GALT@hbsslaw.com.

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  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
    Reed Kathrein
    510-725-3000