BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased JBS S.A. (“JBS” or the “Company”) (OTC: JBSAY) securities between June 2, 2015 and March 17, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). JBS investors have until May 22, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their JBS investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to email@example.com.
On March 17, 2017, news outlets reported that Brazilian police raided the offices of JBS and other meatpackers following an investigation into alleged bribery of health officials. The probe uncovered evidence that meatpackers bribed inspectors and politicians to overlook unsanitary practices and exports with traces of salmonella. Police arrested two JBS employees, and twenty public officials. On this news, shares of JBS fell nearly 10% on March 17, 2017, thereby injuring investors.
The complaint filed in this class action lawsuit alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that: (1) JBS executives bribed regulators and politicians to subvert food inspections of its plants and overlook unsanitary practices such as processing rotten meat and running plants with traces of salmonella; and (2) consequently, defendants’ statements about JBS’s business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
If you purchased shares of JBS during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than May 22, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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