Schatz Nobel Izard PC. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against MRV Communications Inc.

HARTFORD, Conn., July 9, 2008 (LAWFUEL) — 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 Central District of California on behalf of all
those who purchased the common stock of MRV Communications, Inc. (“MRV”
or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:MRVC) between March 31, 2003 and June 5,
2008, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

The Complaint charges that MRV and certain of its officers and
directors violated federal securities laws by issuing materially false
and misleading statements regarding the Company’s employee stock option
grant practices and financial results. It is alleged that defendants
caused or allowed MRV to issue statements that failed to disclose or
misstated the following: (i) that MRV had problems with its internal
controls that prevented it from issuing accurate financial reports and
projections; (ii) that because of improperly recorded stock-based
compensation expenses the Company’s financial results violated GAAP;
and (iii) that the Company’s public disclosures covering a seven-year
period presented an inflated view of MRV’s earnings and earnings per
share, which would later have to be restated.

On June 5, 2008, MRV announced that it expects to restate its 2002 to
2008 financial statements, and that its previously-issued financial
statements, earnings press releases, and similar communications should
no longer be relied upon. The restatement relates to the previously
undisclosed stock-option backdating problems and related accounting
issues. This report came after the Company had earlier announced that a
review of its options granting practices had found no evidence that
grant dates were designed to occur on dates with lower, more favorable
exercise prices. MRV’s management now states that it is likely that
these previous conclusions were incorrect. On this news, MRV’s stock
price fell approximately 24%.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than September 8,
2008, 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.

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:

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