This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Citizens, Inc. (NYSE: CIA) from March 11, 2015 through March 8, 2017.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, during the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company engaged in a scheme whereby the Company sold insurance policies through fraudulent means and then used the ill-gotten gains to purchase its own stock in the open market, thereby artificially inflating the price of its own stock.
On March 8, 2017, Seeking Alpha published an article alleging that Citizens sells insurance policies through a network of brokers who prey on foreign families and retirees with promises of “guaranteed returns” backed by U.S. Treasuries. According to the article, Citizens then used a portion of the premiums paid by policyholders to make open market purchases of Citizens stock thereby artificially propping up the Company’s stock price. On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Citizens, Inc. (NYSE: CIA) from March 11, 2015 through March 8, 2017 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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I, the Plaintiff, certify that:
1. I have reviewed the Complaint and authorized its filing.
2. Plaintiff did not purchase the security that is the subject of this
action, at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to
participate in any private action arising under this title.
3. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class
and will testify at deposition and trial, if necessary.
4. My transactions in the securities, which are the subject of this
action, during the Class Period set forth in the Complaint are as
5. I have not served as a representative party on behalf of a class
under the federal security laws during the last three years, except
if detailed below.
6. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party,
except to receive my pro rata share of any recovery or as ordered
or approved by the court including the award to a representative
plaintiff of reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages)
directly relating to the representation of the class.
agreement and retain the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and its associates to proceed on Plaintiff's behalf, on a contingent fee basis. If I am executing this agreement on behalf of an institution, I further certify that I am authorized to execute this agreement on behalf of the institution.