Did you purchase Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN) stock between March 3, 2016 and November 14, 2016?
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NEW YORK, NY September 22, 2017 – Safirstein Metcalf LLP and The Grant Law Firm, PLLC announce that they have filed a class action lawsuit against Patriot National, Inc. (“Patriot National” or the “Company”) (NYSE: PN) on behalf of purchasers of Patriot National common stock during the period of March 3, 2016 and November 14, 2016 (“Class Period”). This action was filed in the Southern District of New York and is captioned Kayce v. Patriot National, Inc. et al. No. 17-07164.
If you purchased common stock of Patriot National during the class period, and would like more information about the shareholder class action, please contact Safirstein Metcalf LLP at 1-800-221-0015, or email info@SafirsteinMetcalf.com or fill out the form on the left.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than November 21, 2017. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Any member of the putative 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 alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants made affirmative misstatements concerning the purpose and need for the Stock Repurchase Program and falsely represented that its purpose was to increase the Company’s stock price because the Company’s stock price did not accurately reflect the Company’s value, when the true purpose of the Stock Repurchase Program was to artificially inflate the market price of the Company’s stock to enable Steven Mariano, the Company’s controlling shareholder, to provide fewer shares to private equity investors to maintain his control position.
On November 14, 2016, the Company announced that it was expanding the Stock Repurchase Program from $15 million to $40 million. With this change in the Stock Repurchase Program, the Company characterized the increase (along with a special dividend) as a reward to shareholders for their patience. Investors, however, now saw the exposed truth – the Stock Repurchase Program was not about the Company’s concern that the stock was significantly undervalued. Following this revelation, the stock price dropped nearly 10% on very high volume and continued to trade on very high volume for two more days, closing on November 16 over 12% lower than the stock price prior to the announcement.
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About The Grant Law Firm, PLLC
For 30 years, Lynda J. Grant has represented aggrieved investors and consumers in a variety of actions including: securities fraud class actions; derivative actions; unfair mergers and acquisitions; limited partnership mismanagement cases; opt outs; books and records litigation; and consumer class actions. Having been heralded as one of the top women in the corporate governance field, she started the firm to bring justice to the shareholder, limited partner, consumer and small pension fund, whose loss is too small to justify an individual action, and to commence arbitrations on behalf of investors victimized by unscrupulous brokers.
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