WAYNE, Pa., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on behalf of purchasers of Adeptus Health Inc. ("Adeptus Health" or the "Company") (NYSE: ADPT) Class A common shares (hereinafter the "common shares" or "common stock") pursuant and/or traceable to the Company's secondary public offering (the "SPO") on or about July 31, 2015, seeking to pursue remedies under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"), as well as purchasers of the Company's common shares between April 23, 2015 and November 16, 2015, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Adeptus Health shareholders may, no later than December 27, 2016, move the Court for appointment as a lead plaintiff of the Class. If you purchased shares of Adeptus Health 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/adpt.
The complaint charges Adeptus Health, certain of its officers and directors and the underwriters of its SPO with violations of the Securities Act and/or the Exchange Act. Adeptus Health owns and operates a network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States.
The complaint alleges that defendants misrepresented and failed to disclose material adverse facts regarding the Company's business and prospects, which were known to defendants or recklessly disregarded by them, including that: (a) Adeptus Health had been engaging in widespread predatory billing practices, particularly with respect to lower acuity level patients; (b) Adeptus Health's predatory billing practices subjected the Company to numerous known, but undisclosed, risks, including monetary risks, reputational risks, risks associated with improper financial reporting, civil or criminal sanctions, and even exclusion from federal and state healthcare programs; (c) the Company's financial statements had not been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles; (d) contrary to defendants' representations about the Company's practice of referring lower acuity patients to urgent care facilities, Adeptus Health routinely treated lower acuity patients and excessively billed them for the services it rendered; and (e) as a result of the foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements about Adeptus Health's then-current business and future financial prospects.
On November 17, 2015, KUSA, an NBC-affiliated television station located in Denver, Colorado, aired a 9WANTS To Know investigative report about the billing practices at Adeptus Health's Colorado First Choice emergency rooms ("ERs"). According to the report, which had been based on "months" of investigation, the Company's First Choice ERs engaged in a pattern and practice of predatory overbilling. In response to the airing of the KUSA investigative report, the price of Adeptus Health common stock plummeted more than 22% on very heavy trading volume, falling from $59.87 per share on November 16, 2015 to $46.50 per share on November 17, 2015.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than December 27, 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/adpt. 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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