SOURCE: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

September 05, 2014 16:00 ET

Hagens Berman Reminds Lions Gate Investors Who Paid More Than $27.57 per Share of Sept. 9, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Class Action Deadline

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 05, 2014) - Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, an investor-rights law firm, reminds investors of the Sept. 9, 2014, lead plaintiff deadline in the securities fraud class action against Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF) ("Lions Gate" or "the Company"). Investors who purchased Lions Gate stock between Feb. 11, 2013 and March 13, 2014 (the "Class Period") may contact Hagens Berman Partner Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm's investigation, by calling 510-725-3000, emailing LGF@hbsslaw.com or visiting http://hb-securities.com/investigations/LGF. Based on current calculations, those who paid more than $27.57 per share during the Class Period may have recoverable losses.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on July 11, 2014, and docketed under 14-CV-5197, alleges that Lions Gate's efforts to stop a hostile takeover from shareholder and founder of Icahn Enterprises caused Lions Gate to fall under an investigation from the SEC. According to the complaint, the film studio allegedly failed to inform investors about the SEC's investigation and chose to mislead investors about the takeover bid, and the true purpose of the suspicious transactions.

Lions Gate reportedly told shareholders that the transactions intended to, "reduce [the Company's] total debt, as well as its nearer term maturities," yet the SEC investigation found that Lions Gate never announced any such debt-reduction plan, according to the lawsuit. Lions Gate eventually settled with the SEC, paying $7.5 million in fines and acknowledging that it had violated federal securities laws.

On the news of the settlement and the acknowledgement that the Company violated securities laws, Lions Gate shares fell 9 percent, or about $3 per share, between March 12, 2014 and March 17, 2014.

"We are investigating the extent to which Lions Gate concealed the truth about these transactions and the SEC investigation from their shareholders," said Mr. Kathrein. "Lions Gate, in essence, lied to their shareholders, and we will work on behalf of these shareholders to reveal the full impact of Lions Gate's conduct."

Persons with non-public information regarding Lions Gate should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new SEC Whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 510-725-3000 or email LGF@hbsslaw.com.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Reed Kathrein
    Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
    (510) 725-3000