NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. ("Barnes & Noble" or the "Company") (NYSE: BKS), concerning whether the board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders.
On July 29, 2013, Barnes & Noble restated its financial results for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. Then, on December 5, 2013, Barnes & Noble disclosed that it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with its restatement of earnings. Barnes & Noble further revealed that the SEC is also investigating a separate matter related to a former employee's allegation that the Company improperly allocated certain Information Technology expenses between its NOOK and retail segments for purposes of segment reporting. The price of Barnes & Noble's stock fell significantly following this news.
Our investigation concerns whether the Barnes & Noble board of directors has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders, grossly mismanaged the Company, and/or committed abuses of control in connection with the foregoing.
If you own Barnes & Noble shares and wish to discuss this matter with us, or have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this matter, please contact:
Robert I. Harwood, Esq.
Tanya Korkhov, Esq.
Harwood Feffer LLP
488 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Phone Numbers: (877) 935-7400
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