|By PR Newswire||
|August 8, 2014 04:55 PM EDT||
NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against STAAR Surgical Company ("STAAR" or the "Company")(NASDAQ: STAA) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, and docketed under 14-cv-05263, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased STAAR securities between February 27, 2013 and June 30, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").
If you are a shareholder who purchased STAAR securities during the Class Period, you have until September 8, 2014 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
STAAR designs, develops, manufactures and sells implantable lenses for the eye and delivery systems used to deliver lenses into the eye. The Company purports to be the leading maker of lenses used worldwide in corrective or "refractive" surgery, and also makes lenses for use in surgery that treats cataracts.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that the Company's Monrovia Facility: (i) lacked adequate methodologies and facilities for the manufacture, packing, storage and installation of the Company's implantable lenses; (ii) lacked adequate procedures for documenting complaints, sterility testing, and maintaining required records; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, the Monrovia Facility was not in conformity with current good manufacturing practice requirements at all relevant times.
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") publicly released a Warning Letter, dated May 21, 2014, concerning an inspection of STAAR's Monrovia Facility which took place from February 10, 2014 to March 21, 2014. The FDA letter noted several regulatory violations at the facility and stated that, among other things, "the methods used in, or the facilities or controls used for" manufacture, packing, storage or installation of the Company's implantable lenses are "not in conformity with the current good manufacturing practice requirements." The FDA further advised STAAR that "failure to promptly correct these violations may result in regulatory action being initiated by the FDA without further notice."
On this news, STAAR shares declined $1.89, or nearly 11.25%, to close at $14.91 on July 1, 2014.
The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.
Robert S. Willoughby
SOURCE Pomerantz LLP
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