SAN DIEGO & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that a purchaser of The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) filed a class action complaint against the Company for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between February 27, 2020 and June 16, 2020. GEO Group is an integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of secure facilities, processing centers, and community reentry centers.
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The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) Accused of Misleading Shareholders
According to the complaint, on April 30, 2020, GEO Group touted the Company's COVID-19 response stating "from the outset of this global pandemic our corporate, regional and field staff have implemented comprehensive steps to address and mitigate the risks of COVID-19 to all of those in our care and our employees." On May 6, 2020, GEO Group reaffirmed the competency of its COVID-19 response stating it "issued guidance to all of our facilities, consistent with the guidance issued for correctional and detention facilities by the Centers for Disease Control." Despite these positive representations, on June 17, 2020, The Intercept published an article detailing a significant COVID-19 outbreak at a halfway house operated by GEO Group. The report characterized GEO Group's response as "blundering" and went on further to state "the virus spread not in spite of the facility’s efforts to contain it, but because of it" with overcrowding conditions and lack of enforcement of personal protective measures. On this news, GEO Group's share price fell almost 8% to close at $12.17 per share.
If you purchased The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) securities between February 27, 2020 and June 16, 2020, you have until September 8, 2020, to ask the court to be appointed lead plaintiff for the class.
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