ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) - Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of investors who purchased Orthofix International N.V. ( NASDAQ : OFIX ) common stock between May 5, 2011 and July 29, 2013. The complaint alleges that a series of statements made during that time regarding Orthofix's business, operations and prospects were false and misleading. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Orthofix misrepresented and failed to adequately disclose: (a) certain revenues recognized during 2011 and 2012 should not have been recognized or should not have been recognized during the periods in which they were recognized; (b) Orthofix's previously issued consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2012 (as well as the interim quarterly periods within such years), and for the interim quarterly period ended March 31, 2013, should not be relied upon; (c) Orthofix's financial statements during 2011, 2012, and the first quarter of 2013 were materially false and misleading and violated generally accepted accounting principles and Orthofix's publicly disclosed policy of revenue recognition; (d) Orthofix's Forms 10-Q and 10-K for fiscal years 2011 and 2012, as well as for the first quarter of 2013, failed to disclose then presently known trends, events or uncertainties associated with the Company's revenues that were reasonably likely to have a material effect on Orthofix's future operating results; (e) Orthofix's disclosure controls and procedures over financial reporting were materially deficient and its representations concerning them during the Class Period, including certifications issued by defendants, were materially false and misleading; and (f) as a result of the foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements about the Company's financial performance and outlook during the Class Period.
If you purchased Orthofix common stock between May 5, 2011 and July 29, 2013 you have the legal right to petition the Court to be appointed a "lead plaintiff." A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Any such request must satisfy certain criteria and be made no later than October 14, 2013. Any member of the purported class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. If you are an Orthofix investor and would like to discuss a potential lead plaintiff appointment, or your rights and interests with respect to the lawsuit, you may contact Michael I. Fistel, Jr., Esq., or Marshall P. Dees, Esq. via email at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or via toll-free telephone at (888) 508-6832.
Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC is an Atlanta, Georgia law firm that dedicates its practice to vigorous representation of shareholders and investors in litigation nationwide, including shareholder class action and derivative litigation. More information about the firm is available through its website, www.holzerlaw.com and upon request from the firm. Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC has paid for the dissemination of this promotional communication, and Michael I. Fistel, Jr. is the attorney responsible for its content.