July 17, 2012
Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that approximately eight days remain – until July 25, 2012 – to file a motion for lead plaintiff in a class action has been commenced against ChinaCast Education Corporation (“ChinaCast” or the “Company”).
A case was recently commenced against ChinaCast in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of a class of purchasers of ChinaCast, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAST) stock between February 14, 2011 and April 2, 2012 (the “Class Period”).
The Complaint asserts violations of the federal securities laws against ChinaCast and its officers and directors for issuing false and misleading information to investors about the Company’s true financial and business condition. Specifically, the Complaint alleges ChinaCast issued materially false and misleading financial statements during the Class Period because of undisclosed material weaknesses in the Company’s internal controls and the alleged wrongful transfer of $120 million in cash by CEO Chan from bank accounts of ChinaCast’s subsidiaries.
Plaintiffs seek to recover damages on behalf of all Class members who purchased or otherwise acquired ChinaCast stock during the Class Period. If you purchased or otherwise acquired ChinaCast stock during the Class Period, and either lost money on the transaction or still hold the shares, you may wish to join in this action to serve as lead plaintiff. In order to do so, you must meet certain requirements set forth in the applicable law and file appropriate papers no later than July 25, 2012.
A “lead plaintiff” is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed lead plaintiff, the court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Under certain circumstances, one or more class members may together serve as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. You may retain Bernstein Liebhard LLP, or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.
If you are interested in discussing your rights as a ChinaCast shareholder and/or have information relating to the matter, please contact Joseph R. Seidman, Jr. at (877) 779-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP has pursued hundreds of securities, consumer and shareholder rights cases and recovered over $3 billion for its clients. It has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in each of the last nine years.
You can obtain a copy of the complaint from the clerk of the court for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.