|Company name||Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.|
|Class period||November 14, 2013 to April 10, 2017|
|Lead plaintiff deadline||June 13, 2017|
|Court||Northern District of California|
NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 – Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of all persons or entities who acquired Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBIO) securities between November 14, 2013 and April 10, 2017 (the “Class Period”).
According to the lawsuit, Defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Lion Biotechnologies, through its former CEO Manish Singh, engaged in a scheme to mislead investors by commissioning over 10 internet publications and 20 widely distributed emails promoting Lion Biotechnologies to potential investors that purported to be independent from the company when, in fact, they were paid promotions; (2) former CEO Singh engaged a notorious stock promotion firm to pay writers to publish articles about Lion Biotechnologies on investment websites as well as to coordinate the distribution of articles to thousands of electronic mailboxes; (3) former CEO Singh actively participated in the promotional work for Lion Biotechnologies and understood that the promotion firm was using writers who would not disclose that Lion Biotechnologies was indirectly compensating them for their publications; and (4) as a result, defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Lion Biotechnologies securities during the Class Period and suffered a loss or continue to hold shares purchased prior to the Class Period, have information, would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Brandon Walker, Esq. by email at email@example.com, or telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out the contact form below. There is no cost or obligation to you.