LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lundin Law PC, a shareholder rights firm, announces a class action lawsuit against JBS S.A. (“JBS” or the “Company”) (OTCMKTS: JBSAY). Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired JBS shares between June 2, 2015, and March 17, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”), are encouraged to contact the firm in advance of the May 22, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline.
No class has been certified in the above action yet. Until certification occurs, you are not represented by an attorney. You may choose to take no action and remain a passive class member.
JBS was raided by the Brazilian federal police following a two-year investigation into allegations of bribery of regulators to distract inspections of their plants.
This investigation, “Operation Weak Flesh,” had recognized about 40 cases of meatpackers who had bribed inspectors and politicians to ignore unsanitary practices including processing bad meat and operating plants with traces of salmonella.
Police apprehended two JBS employees, as well as 20 public officials.
JBS offered in a securities filing that three of its plants and one of its employees were targeted in the probe.
When this information was revealed to shareholders, the value of JBS stock fell, causing harm to investors.
Lundin Law PC was established by Brian Lundin, a securities litigator based in Los Angeles dedicated to upholding shareholders' rights.
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