NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against CenturyLink, Inc. ("CenturyLink" or the "Company") (NYSE: CTL) securities and certain of its officers, on behalf of a class who purchased CenturyLink securities between February 27, 2014 and June 15, 2017, inclusive (the "Class Period"). Such investors are encouraged to join this case by visiting the firm's site: www.bgandg.com/ctl.
This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1933.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) CenturyLink's policies allowed its employees to add services or lines to accounts without customer permission, resulting in millions of dollars in unauthorized charges to CenturyLink customers; (2) as a result, CenturyLink's revenues were the product of illicit conduct and unsustainable; (3) this illicit conduct was likely to subject CenturyLink to heightened regulatory scrutiny; and (4) consequently, CenturyLink's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On June 16, 2017, Bloomberg reported, "CenturyLink is Accused of Running a Wells Fargo –Like Scheme," stating that a "former CenturyLink, Inc. employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the telecommunications company's high-pressure sales culture that left customers paying million of dollars for accounts they didn't request." The article continues that "she was fired days after notifying Chief Executive Officer Glen Post of the alleged scheme during a companywide question-and-answer session held on an internal message board." Following this news, CenturyLink stock dropped $1.23 per share or roughly 4.5% to close at $25.72 per share on June 16, 2017.
A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to review a copy of the Complaint you can visit the firm's site: www.bgandg.com/ctl or you may contact Peretz Bronstein, Esq. or his Investor Relations Analyst, Yael Hurwitz of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484. If you suffered a loss in CenturyLink's you have until August 21, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique. Our primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of our clients. In addition to representing institutions and other investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm's expertise includes general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitration. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
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