NEW YORK, June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.  (“CBL” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CBL).  Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-6529, ext. 9980.

The investigation concerns whether CBL and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

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On March 1, 2019, CBL disclosed in its Annual Report that on January 7, 2019, class certification was granted in “a putative class action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida . . . based on allegations that the Company and certain affiliated entities overcharged tenants at bulk metered malls for electricity” and that the action had been set “for the trial term starting on April 1, 2019.”  CBL further advised investors that “[w]e have not recorded an accrual relating to this matter at this time as a loss has not been determined to be probable.  Further, we do not have sufficient information to reasonably estimate the amount or range of reasonably possible loss at this time.”  On this news, CBL’s stock price fell $0.16 per share, or roughly 7.5%, to close at $1.98 per share on March 1, 2019. 

Then, on March 26, 2019, CBL disclosed that it had settled the foregoing litigation and that the Company would be required “to set aside a common fund with a monetary and non-monetary value of $90 million”.  On this news, CBL’s stock price fell $0.47 per share, or 24.61%, to close at $1.44 per share on March 27, 2019.

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CONTACT:
Robert S. Willoughby
Pomerantz LLP
rswilloughby@pomlaw.com