WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased the common stock of GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) ("GEO" or the "Company") on behalf of purchasers of the Company's securities between March 1, 2012 and August 17, 2016, inclusive (the "Class Period").
GEO shareholders may, no later than October 24, 2016, move the Court for appointment as a lead plaintiff of the Class. If you purchased shares of GEO and would like to learn more about these claims or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or to sign up online, visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/geo.
GEO provides government-outsourced services, including the management of correctional and detention facilities in the United States and internationally.
The complaint alleges that GEO and certain of its executive officers made a series of false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose to investors during the Class Period that: (i) GEO's facilities lacked adequate safety and security standards and were less efficient at offering correctional services than the Federal Bureau of Prisons' ("BOP") facilities; (ii) GEO's rehabilitative services for inmates were less effective than those provided by BOP; (iii) consequently, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") was unlikely to renew and/or extend its contracts with GEO; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, GEO's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On August 18, 2016, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the DOJ's decision to end its use of private prisons, including those operated by GEO, after officials concluded that GEO's facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the federal government.
Following this news, shares of the Company's stock declined $12.78 per share, or nearly 40 percent, to close on August 18, 2016 at $19.51 per share, on unusually heavy trading volume.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than October 24, 2016, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member's claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Under certain circumstances, one or more class members may together serve as "lead plaintiff." Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. You may retain Ryan & Maniskas, LLP or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.
For more information regarding this, please contact Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire) toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/geo. For more information about class action cases in general or to learn more about Ryan & Maniskas, LLP, please visit our website: www.rmclasslaw.com.
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