NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosen Law Firm reminds all purchasers of Yelp Inc. common stock (NYSE:YELP) during the period from October 29, 2013 through April 3, 2014, of the important October 6, 2014 lead plaintiff deadline in the class action.
To join the YELP class action, visit the firm's website http://rosenlegal.com/cases-331.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free, at 866-767-3653; you may also email at [email protected] or [email protected] for information on the class action.
NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE.
The lawsuit alleges that defendants misrepresented the true nature of what YELP referred to as "firsthand" experiences and reviews on YELP's website, the robustness of its processes and algorithms designed to prevent unreliable reviews, and YELP's forecasted financial growth prospects. The complaint also alleges that defendants concealed that YELP was reliant upon questionable business practices, including requiring business customers to pay to suppress negative reviews.
The lawsuit further alleges that defendants' misleading statements caused YELP's stock to trade at inflated prices, exceeding $98.00 per share, and allowed insiders to sell more than 1.16 million shares of YELP stock for proceeds of over $81.5 million.
When the truth about YELP's business practices was slowly revealed through a series of articles and disclosures beginning March 31, 2014, the Company's stock price dropped, to as low as $65.76 per share on April 4, 2014.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 6, 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 go to http://rosenlegal.com/cases-331.html, or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. of The Rosen Law Firm, toll-free, at 866-767-3653, or via e-mail at [email protected].
The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation.
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