NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Assisted Living Concepts Inc. ("Assisted Living" or the "Company") (NYSE: ALC), concerning whether the company and certain of its officers and directors have violated federal securities laws. On May 4, 2012, shares of Assisted Living fell $2.37 or 12% to close at $16.80 after Company announced it was retaining counsel to investigate "possible irregularities" in connection with its lease with Ventas Realty, Limited Partnership ("Ventas Realty"), the landlord for eight assisted living facilities operated by Assisted Living. The Company also revealed that Ventas Realty commenced a lawsuit against it on April 26, 2012 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois seeking a declaratory judgment that Assisted Living has breached its obligations under the building lease and forfeited its right to possession. Specifically, Ventas Realty alleges that Assisted Living's receipt of notices of intent to revoke permits from state regulators with respect to its licenses to operate three assisted living facilities in Georgia and Alabama subject to the lease constitutes a violation of the lease. If you are aware of any facts relating to this investigation, or purchased shares of Assisted Living, you can assist this investigation by contacting either Peretz Bronstein or Eitan Kimelman of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at 212-697-6484 or via email email@example.com. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address and telephone number. 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.
The ex-dividend date for Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE:ALC) is tomorrow, May 17, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $16.18 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.5%.