Lieff Cabraser Reminds Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Investors of Upcoming Deadline in Class Action Lawsuits
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP reminds investors of the May 20, 2013 deadline to move for appointment as lead plaintiff in the securities class litigation brought on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation ("Great Lakes" or the "Company") (NAS: GLDD) between August 7, 2012 and March 14, 2013, inclusive (the "Class Period").
If you purchased Great Lakes securities during the Class Period, you may move the Court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than May 5, 2013. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your share of any recovery in the action will not be affected by your decision of whether to seek appointment as lead plaintiff. You may retain Lieff Cabraser, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action.
Great Lakes shareholders who wish to learn more about the actions and how to seek appointment as lead plaintiff should click here or contact Brendan P. Glackin of Lieff Cabraser toll-free at (800) 541-7358.
Located in Oak Brook, Illinois, Great Lakes is the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services.
On March 14, 2013, the Company disclosed it had recognized revenue in 2012 in a manner not consistent with its accounting policy. It further revealed "a failure of internal controls to detect or prevent misstatements in [its] financial statements," which was "material to [its] results of operations for the quarterly and year-to-date periods ended June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012." The Company disclosed a "material weakness" in its disclosure controls, described as a deficiency (or series of deficiencies) in internal controls over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of Great Lakes' annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. The Company further revealed that "2012 second and third quarter demolition segment revenues were overstated by $3.9 million and $4.3 million, respectively."
On that same day, Great Lakes' President and Chief Operating Officer, Bruce J. Biemeck, departed the Company. Biemeck previously served in 2012 as CFO to the Company.
Following these revelations, Great Lakes' share price plummeted, losing approximately 20% of its value and resulting in approximately $100 million in investor losses.
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