BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming May 22, 2017 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired 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 in this putative class action lawsuit.
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 JBS securities, you may move the Court no later than May 22, 2017 to request appointment as lead plaintiff in the putative class action lawsuit. To be a member of the class action 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 action lawsuit. 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 this lawsuit, 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 email@example.com, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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