PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6, 2007 LAWFUEL – US Legal Newswire — Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 07cv1183, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Genesco, Inc.(“Genesco” or the “Company”) (NYSE:GCO) between April 20, 2007 and November 26, 2007, inclusive (the “Class Period”), seeking to pursue remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than February 4, 2008. In order to serve as lead plaintiff, however, you must meet certain legal requirements. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Deborah R. Gross or Susan R. Gross at 866-561-3600 or 215-561-3600 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected] If you are a member of this class, please contact the Law Offices Bernard M. Gross to view a copy of the complaint as filed or to join this action. Any member of the purported class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
The complaint charges Genesco and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Act of 1934. Genesco is in the footwear business. The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements concerning Genesco’s business and prospects. As a result of their representations, Genesco was seen as an attractive acquisition target for Foot Locker, Inc. and others. Subsequently, The Finish Line, Inc. made an increased offer, based on Genesco’s purported success. When the truth about Genesco’s results began to be revealed, however, Finish Line indicated it would no longer pursue the acquisition. Then, on November 26, 2007, Genesco received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York seeking documents related to its merger agreement and in connection with alleged violations of federal fraud statutes. On this news, Genesco’s stock plunged to $25.44 per share on November 27, 2007, almost a 16% drop.
The plaintiff is represented by Law Offices Bernard M. Gross P.C., which has expertise in prosecuting investor class actions and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud.
If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this Notice or rights or interests with respect to these matters,
CONTACT: Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C.
Susan R. Gross, Esq.
Deborah R. Gross, Esq.
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: 866-561-3600 (toll free)