SOURCE: Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

May 06, 2011 20:00 ET

Kaplan Fox Files Securities Class Action on Behalf of Purchasers of Fushi Copperweld, Inc. Common Stock During the Period August 14, 2007 Through March 29, 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) has filed a class action suit against Fushi Copperweld, Inc. ("Fushi Copperweld" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: FSIN) that alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of purchasers of Fushi Copperweld common stock during the period August 14, 2007 through March 29, 2011, inclusive, (the "Class").

The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from Kaplan Fox or the Court.

The Complaint alleges that on March 11, 2011, after the close of trading, Fushi Copperweld shocked the market when it disclosed a press release that stated, among other things, that "[t]he Company . . . is currently reevaluating the application of generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in certain accounting treatments applied to its 2007, 2008, and 2009 financial results as well as its previously filed quarterly financial statements for the first three quarters of 2010. These accounting treatments are related to the ability to realize deferred income tax assets, qualification of cash flow hedge for cross-currency interest swap, and bargain purchase gains recognized in 2010 acquisitions."

The Complaint further alleges that on March 14, 2011, the first trading day following these disclosures, the price of Fushi Copperweld's common stock declined by $0.74 per share, nearly 8%, to close at $8.68 per share on heavier than usual volume. The Company's common stock price declined by an additional $0.94 per share, or 10.8%, over the next two days to close at $7.74 per share on March 16, 2011.

Then, on March 29, 2011, after the market closed, Fushi Copperweld further disclosed that "the Company's previously issued financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2009, 2008 and 2007, and its unaudited interim financial statements for the quarters ended March 31, 2010, June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2010 (collectively, the "Previously Issued Financial Statements") should no longer be relied upon and should be restated, due to two errors in the application of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("US GAAP") regarding (1) the accounting for cross-currency interest swap derivative and (2) the acquisitions of Dalian Jinchuan Electric Cable Co., Ltd. ("Jinchuan") and Shanghai Hongtai Industrial Co., Ltd. ("Hongtai")."

The Complaint further alleges that on March 30, 2011, as a result of the further disclosures on March 29, 2011, Fushi Copperweld's common stock declined by $0.19 per share, 2.3%, to close at $8.12 per share, on heavier than usual volume.

If you are a member of the proposed Class, you may move the court no later than sixty days from today to serve as a lead plaintiff for the Class. You need not seek to become a lead plaintiff in order to share in any possible recovery.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of the Class and is represented by Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP. Our firm, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey, has many years of experience in prosecuting investor class actions and actions involving financial fraud. For more information about Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, or to review a copy of the complaint filed in this action, you may visit our website at www.kaplanfox.com.

Contact Information

  • If you have any questions about this Notice, the action, your rights, or your interests, please contact:

    Jeffrey P. Campisi
    KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
    850 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
    New York, New York 10022
    (800) 290-1952
    (212) 687-1980
    Fax: (212) 687-7714
    E-mail address: jcampisi@kaplanfox.com

    Laurence D. King
    KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
    350 Sansome Street, Suite 400
    San Francisco, California 94104
    (415) 772-4700
    Fax: (415) 772-4707
    E-mail address: lking@kaplanfox.com