STEVENSON, Md., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of purchasers of Geron Corporation ("Geron" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:GERN) securities during the period between June 16, 2013 and March 11, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period").
If you have suffered a loss from investment in Geron securities purchased on or after June 16, 2013 and held through the revelation of negative information on March 12, 2014, as described below, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability to become a lead plaintiff, at no cost to you, by contacting Brower Piven at www.browerpiven.com, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 410/415-6616, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley Road, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 60 years.
No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than May 13, 2014 and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in Company units during the Class Period.
The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants' failure to disclose during the Class Period that persistent low-grade liver function test abnormalities had been observed in the Phase 2 study of its drug imetelstat in essential thrombocythemia or polycythemia vera patients and that there was a high risk of potential chronic livery injury following long-term exposure to the drug. According to the complaint, following the Company's announcement on March 12, 2014 that it had received a verbal notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a clinical hold would be placed on imetelstat clinical trials, the value of Geron shares declined significantly.
If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.
Charles J. Piven Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation Stevenson, Maryland 410/415-6616