RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP advises SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) ("SunEdison" or the "Company") shareholders that a class action lawsuit has been filed against SunEdison on behalf of purchasers of the Company's securities between June 16, 2015 and October 6, 2015, inclusive (the "Class Period").
For additional information about this lawsuit, or to request information about this action online, please visit http://www.ktmc.com/new-cases/sunedison-inc.
SunEdison finances, builds, owns and operates various solar and wind power plants. As part of SunEdison's business, the Company is dependent upon the utilization of YieldCos such as TerraForm Global Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBL) and TerraForm Power Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP) for the generation of predictable cash flows.
The shareholder class action complaint alleges that SunEdison and certain of its senior executive officers issued a series of false and misleading statements, and omitted to disclose material information, to investors during the Class Period. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the defendants misled investors "by creating the picture that the Company had the financial wherewithal to sustain continued growth," but that "as the Company continued its acquisition binge, it was revealed that the entire scheme was nothing more than a house of cards."
On October 5, 2015, SunEdison filed a Form 8-K with the SEC announcing a 15% reduction of its workforce, and reporting that it would incur restructuring charges of $30 – $40 million. The following day, The Wall Street Journal reported that SunEdison had failed to make a required $400 million upfront cash payment for a $700 million planned acquisition of Latin American Power.
On October 6, 2015, SunEdison's stock closed at $8.69 per share – a decline of 72% from the value of the Company's stock at the beginning of the Class Period.
Shareholder Update: On January 13, 2016, Bloomberg reported that Appaloosa Management LP, a major shareholder of TerraForm Power Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), sued Sun Edison in an effort to stop a "fundamentally unfair" acquisition of Vivint Solar Inc.
If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check (Darren J. Check, Esq., D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq. or Adrienne O. Bell, Esq.) at (888) 299–7706 or (610) 667–7706, or via e-mail at email@example.com
SunEdison shareholders who purchased their securities during the Class Period may, no later than February 1, 2016, petition the Court to be appointed as a lead plaintiff of the class.
A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Members of the purported class may move the Court to be appointed as a lead plaintiff through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. In order to be appointed as a 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 in the action. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, or for additional information about participating in this action, please visit www.ktmc.com.
CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Darren J. Check, Esq. D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq. Adrienne O. Bell, Esq. 280 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087 (888) 299-7706 (610) 667-7706 firstname.lastname@example.org
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