SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”) (http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/galena/) today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon on behalf of purchasers of Galena Biopharma, Inc. (“Galena”) (NASDAQ:GALE) common stock during the period between November 6, 2013 and February 14, 2014 (the “Class Period”).
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 60 days from today. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Darren Robbins of Robbins Geller at 800-449-4900 or 619-231-1058, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a member of this class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed or join this class action online at http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/galena/. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
The complaint charges Galena and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Galena is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted oncology treatments that address major unmet medical needs to advance cancer care.
The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants violated the federal securities laws by disseminating false and misleading statements to the investing public. As a result of defendants’ false statements, Galena’s stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period, reaching a high of $7.48 per share on January 16, 2014. While Galena’s stock price was artificially inflated, its Chief Executive Officer was able to sell $3.8 million worth of his Galena stock.
On February 12, 2014, Adam Feuerstein published an article on TheStreet.com claiming Galena was engaging in a misleading brand awareness campaign aimed at boosting its stock price. Additionally, the article represented that Galena paid investor relations firm The DreamTeam Group (“DreamTeam”) to publish articles under aliases promoting the Company’s stock without disclosing who paid for them. On this news, Galena’s stock price dropped $0.85 per share to close at $4.34 per share on February 12, 2014, a one-day decline of 16% on volume of nearly 24 million shares. Then, on February 14, 2014, Galena issued a letter to its shareholders acknowledging that the Company had engaged DreamTeam. On this news, Galena’s stock price dropped another $0.63 per share to close at $3.73 per share on February 14, 2014, a one-day decline of 14% on volume of nearly 41 million shares, and a decline of 50% from the stock’s Class Period high.
Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of Galena common stock during the Class Period (the “Class”). The plaintiff is represented by Robbins Geller, which has expertise in prosecuting investor class actions and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud.
Robbins Geller represents U.S. and international institutional investors in contingency-based securities and corporate litigation. With nearly 200 lawyers in ten offices, the firm represents hundreds of public and multi-employer pension funds with combined assets under management in excess of $2 trillion. The firm has obtained many of the largest recoveries in history and has been ranked number one in the number of shareholder class action recoveries in MSCI’s Top SCAS 50 every year since 2003. Please visit http://www.rgrdlaw.com for more information.