LawFuel – Class Actions Lawsuits
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — The law firm of Schatz Nobel Izard P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of ORBCOMM, Inc. (“ORBCOMM”)
(Nasdaq:ORBC) pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s initial public offering (the “IPO” or the “Offering”) on or about November 3, 2006 through August 14, 2007.
The Complaint charges that ORBCOMM and certain of its officers and directors violated federal securities laws. Specifically, on or about October 30, 2006, ORBCOMM filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form S-1/A Registration Statement (the “Registration Statement”), for the IPO. On or about November 3, 2006, the Prospectus with respect to the IPO, which forms part of the Registration Statement, became effective and, including the exercise of the over-allotment, more than 9.2 million shares of ORBCOMM’s common stock were sold to the public, thereby raising more than $101 million. The complaint alleges that the Prospectus contained inaccurate statements of material fact because it failed to disclose that demand for the Company’s products was weakening as certain end-users were delaying purchases and international sales were being negatively impacted by delays in modifying regional applications.
On August 14, 2007, ORBCOMM issued a press release announcing its financial results for the second quarter of 2007, the period ending June 30, 2007. In the press release and thereafter, the Company revealed that it was experiencing weakening demand for its products and services and was not adding subscribers at the rates it had anticipated. In response to this announcement, the price of ORBCOMM common stock declined from $11.18 per share to $7.86 per share.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than November 19, 2007, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a class member that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Although your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision whether or not to seek appointment as a lead plaintiff, lead plaintiffs make important decisions which could affect the overall recovery for class members, including decisions concerning settlement. The securities laws require the Court to consider the class member(s) with the largest financial interest as presumptively the most adequate lead plaintiff(s).
While Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. has not filed a lawsuit against the defendants, to view a copy of the Complaint initiating the class action or for more information about the case, class action cases in general, and your rights, please contact Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. toll-free at
(800) 797-5499, or by e-mail at [email protected], or visit our website:
CONTACT: Schatz Nobel Izard P.C.
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