NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gainey McKenna & Egleston announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of STAAR Surgical Company ("STAAR" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:STAA) during the period between February 27, 2013 and June 30, 2014. This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that the Company's Monrovia Facility: (i) lacked adequate methodologies and facilities for the manufacture, packing, storage and installation of the Company's implantable lenses; (ii) lacked adequate procedures for documenting complaints, sterility testing, and maintaining required records; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, the Monrovia Facility was not in conformity with current good manufacturing practice requirements at all relevant times.
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") publicly released a Warning Letter, dated May 21, 2014, concerning an inspection of STAAR's Monrovia Facility which took place from February 10, 2014 to March 21, 2014. The FDA letter noted several regulatory violations at the facility and stated that, among other things, "the methods used in, or the facilities or controls used for" manufacture, packing, storage or installation of the Company's implantable lenses are "not in conformity with the current good manufacturing practice requirements." The FDA further advised STAAR that "failure to promptly correct these violations may result in regulatory action being initiated by the FDA without further notice." On this news, STAAR shares declined $1.89, or nearly 11.25%, to close at $14.91 on July 1, 2014.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than September 8, 2014. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Thomas J. McKenna, Esq. or Gregory M. Egleston, Esq. of Gainey McKenna & Egleston at (212) 983-1300, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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