STEVENSON, Md., — The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC) (“Henry Schein” or the “Company”) securities during the period between February 13, 2013 and February 12, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until May 7, 2018 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in Henry Schein securities during the Class Period. Members of the class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action.
The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants’ failure to disclose during the Class Period that Henry Schein was engaging in anti-competitive behavior through agreements with Benco Dental Supply Company and Patterson Companies, Inc., in violation of United States antitrust laws, and these violations of U.S. antitrust laws would result in heightened scrutiny by the federal government and a lawsuit filed but the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).
According to the complaint, following a February 12, 2018 FTC announcement that it filed a complaint against Henry Schein, among others, alleging violations of U.S. antitrust laws, the value of Henry Schein shares declined significantly.
If you have suffered a loss in excess of $100,000 from investment in Henry Schein securities purchased on or after February 13, 2013 and held through the revelation of negative information during and/or at the end of the Class Period and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please contact Brower Piven either by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (410) 415-6616.
Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.