This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces That Approximately One Month Remains To File A Motion For Lead Plaintiff In A Class Action Lawsuit Concerning Harvest Natural Resources, Inc.

Stocks in this article: HNR

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that approximately one month remains – until May 21, 2013 – to file a motion for lead plaintiff in a securities class action lawsuit that was recently commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on behalf of a class (the "Class") of purchasers of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. ("Harvest" or the "Company") (NYSE: HNR) securities between May 7, 2010 and March 19, 2013 (the "Class Period").

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120202/MM47134LOGO )

Harvest Natural is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, development, production and disposition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company is focused on the exploration of oil and gas fields in known hydrocarbon basins worldwide.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants issued a series of materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's revenues and operations. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company incorrectly capitalized certain lease maintenance costs and certain internal selling, general and administrative costs; (2) the Company improperly presented certain cash flow items and caused certain long-lived assets to be impaired; (3) the Company was unable to sell its interests in Petrodelta S.A. to PT Pertamina (Persero); (4) the Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls; and (5) as a result of the foregoing, the Company's statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. As a result of Defendants' wrongful acts and omissions, and the precipitous decline in the market value of the Company's securities, Plaintiff and other Class members have suffered significant losses and damages.

On February 20, 2013, the Company disclosed the termination of the Share Purchase Agreement between PT Pertamina (Persero) and HNR Energia B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvest. On this news, Harvest stock fell $3.71 per share or 40.5%, to close at $5.45 per share on February 20, 2013.

On March 19, 2013, the Company disclosed that there were certain errors in its financial statements related to, among others, the capitalization of certain lease maintenance costs and certain internal selling, general and administrative costs. In addition, the Company disclosed that it had determined that a material weakness existed in its controls over the accuracy and presentation of its accounting for certain long-lived assets. As a result, the Company would be required to "revise and possibly restate its financial statements for certain periods in 2010, 2011 and 2012."  On this news, Harvest stock plummeted $1.79 per share or more than 32%, to close at $3.70 per share on March 19, 2013.

Plaintiffs seek to recover damages on behalf of all Class members who invested in Harvest stock during the Class Period.  If you invested in Harvest stock as described above during the Class Period, and either lost money on the transaction or still hold the stock, you may wish to join in this action to serve as lead plaintiff.  In order to do so, you must meet certain requirements set forth in the applicable law and file appropriate papers no later than May 21, 2013.

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 Bernstein Liebhard LLP, or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs