SOURCE: Izard Nobel LLP

October 06, 2010 15:36 ET

Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  The law firm of Izard Nobel LLP, which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ("Green Mountain" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GMCR) between July 28, 2010 and September 28, 2010, inclusive (the "Class Period"). 

The Complaint charges Green Mountain and certain of its officers and directors with violations of federal securities laws. It is alleged that defendants made materially false and misleading statements related to the Company's business and operations. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that Green Mountain issued inaccurate and unreliable financial statements that were not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and SEC rules, which artificially inflated the Company's stock price.

On September 28, 2010, after the close of trading, the Company announced it was under investigation by the SEC for issues related to improper revenue recognition. The announcement also revealed that certain of the Company's previously issued financial statements would be restated. On this news, shares of the Company's stock fell from $37 per share to a close of $31.06 per share on the following trading day.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than November 29, 2010, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a class member that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Although your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision whether or not to seek appointment as a lead plaintiff, lead plaintiffs make important decisions which could affect the overall recovery for class members.

While Izard Nobel LLP has not filed a lawsuit against the defendants, to view a copy of the Complaint initiating the class action or for more information about the case, and your rights, visit: www.izardnobel.com/greenmountain/, or contact Izard Nobel LLP toll-free: (800) 797-5499, or by e-mail: firm@izardnobel.com. For more information about class action cases in general, please visit our website: www.izardnobel.com.

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