NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2008 LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire — The Rosen Law Firm today announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all purchasers of Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC (“MMA” or the “Company”)
(NYSE:MMA) stock during the period from January 30, 2003 through January 28, 2008 (the “Class Period”).
To join the MMA class action, go to the website at http://www.rosenlegal.com or call Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action.
NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE.
YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER.
The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York as case no. 08-CV-980 (RMB). You can obtain a copy of the complaint from the clerk of court or you may contact counsel for plaintiffs Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email [email protected] or [email protected]
The complaint charges that MMA and certain of its present and former officers, directors, and control persons violated Sections 10(b) and
20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by issuing materially false and misleading statements pertaining to MMA’s business prospects, financial condition, and financial performance.
The lawsuit charges that, during the Class Period, the Company and its officers and directors, caused to be issued numerous false and misleading statements concerning the adequacy of the Company’s internal controls and the value and performance of its tax-exempt bond portfolio. The Complaint alleges that defendants failed to disclose and misrepresented the true financial condition and operations of the Company.
On January 28, 2008, the Company announced that it was slashing its dividend and would again delay the filing of its restated financials.
Before the market opened the following day, the Company disclosed that the previously announced restatement would impact an even greater portion of the Company’s business. As a result of these disclosures, the Company’s stock opened for trading at $12.33 per share and closed at $9.19 per share, or 46% below the prior day’s close.
A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of MMA shareholders. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 31, 2008. If you wish to join the litigation or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip Kim, Esq. of The Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected]
The Rosen Law Firm has expertise in prosecuting investor securities litigation and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the nation, concentrating its practice in securities class actions.
More information on this and other class actions can be found on the Class Action Newsline at www.primenewswire.com/ca.