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NOVAN INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 In Novan, Inc. To Contact The Firm

/EIN News/ — NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Novan, Inc. (“Novan” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:NOVN) of the January 2, 2017 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

If you invested in Novan stock or options pursuant and/or traceable to Novan’s Registration Statement and Prospectus, issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering on or about September 26, 2016 (the “IPO”) and/or between September 26, 2016 and January 26, 2017 (the “Class Period”) and would like to discuss your legal rights, click here: www.faruqilaw.com/NOVN.  There is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com. 

CONTACT:
FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
685 Third Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Attn:  Richard Gonnello, Esq.
rgonnello@faruqilaw.com
Telephone: (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on behalf of all those who purchased Novan securities pursuant and/or traceable to the IPO and/or throughout the Class Period.  The case, Miriyala v. Novan, Inc. et al, No. 1:17-cv-00999 was filed on November 3, 2017.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by making materially false and/or misleading statements in the IPO Registration Statement, Prospectus, and throughout the Class Period regarding the Company’s business and outlook specifically regarding the Company’s lead product candidate SB204, a topical gel that targets multiple mechanisms of action for the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Specifically, on January 27, 2017, Novan announced the top-line results of its two Phase 3 clinical trials of SB204.  Although the drug hit its goals in one of the trials, it failed to beat a placebo in the other separate Phase 3 study.  Then, on June 5, 2017, Novan announced that it was replacing its Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, and that it was laying off 20% of its workforce.  Then, on August 2, 2017, the Company disclosed that it would be retreating further from SB204, stating that Novan’s “[p]rimary clinical focus over the next 24 months” would be “antiviral clinical work in EGW and Molluscum” and that the “[a]cne indication and path forward [would] be largely driven by regulatory clarity.”

As a result of these disclosures, Novan’s share price has declined significantly.

The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest financial interest in the relief sought by the class who is adequate and typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a lead plaintiff or not. 

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding Novan’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.

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Save Mart Employee Wins Disability Discrimination Lawsuit in California

San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2017 – A former Save Mart Supermarkets employee who was fired just before celebrating her 15-year anniversary at the company was awarded more than $500,000 in a disability discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit.

Plaintiff Keri Sullivan was fired for “job abandonment” while she was on medical leave seeking treatment for a disabling health condition caused by a difficult pregnancy and a new lupus diagnosis. The lawsuit was filed in San Mateo Superior Court in California.

The jury decided that Save Mart failed to discuss the possibility of providing Sullivan with reasonable accommodation for her disability as required by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). The law requires employers to participate in a timely, good faith interactive process with a disabled employee in order to determine reasonable accommodations that would allow the person to perform their essential job duties.

Sullivan was represented by attorneys Jason Erlich of McCormack and Erlich, a San Francisco-based employment law firm, in association with Michael J. DePaul from Top DePaul LLP, a civil rights law firm based in Oakland.

“Save Mart intentionally violated the FEHA when it refused to have a conversation with Ms. Sullivan to explore possible options that would allow her to continue working,” commented Erlich. “Save Mart failed to make reasonable accommodations such as extending her medical leave of absence and holding her job open until her return.”

According to the lawsuit, Sullivan regularly communicated with her store manager during her extended leave of absence. In October 2014, she told him that she needed some extra leave while undergoing additional medical treatment. Sullivan also clearly stated her desire to return to work and said that she had a return-to-work-date.

Less than two weeks later, Save Mart sent Sullivan a 72-hour notice letter to the wrong address. After the letter came back as undeliverable, the company mailed a termination letter to the same incorrect address. It was only when Sullivan called her store manager in December 2014 that she found out she was fired.

Sullivan immediately took numerous steps to save her job such as contacting HR and providing additional medical documents that verified her need for a short medical leave extension. However, the lawsuit said Save Mart ignored her complaints and efforts to gain reinstatement.

Despite having all of Sullivan’s up-to-date contact information, Save Mart made no effort to get in touch with her to engage in a good faith interactive process or request additional medical documentation before firing her for job abandonment and ending her career. Save Mart later acknowledged that Sullivan was entitled to one year of medical leave and admitted that the company could have easily extended it.

“We always saw this as a case about the value of working moms and the families they support,” commented attorney DePaul. “At the end of the day, Keri really taught us the meaning of courage, and it’s been an honor to represent her.”

Sullivan was awarded $578,425 for past and future economic losses, emotional distress and future medical expenses. Sullivan will also be seeking her attorneys’ fees and legal costs, which she is entitled to recover under FEHA.

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Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program Announces Next Recipient: Chucktown Squash Scholars

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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2017 – While the Steinberg Law Firm is best known for protecting the rights of injured people, it also prioritizes its service to their local community. For over 90 years, the personal injury firm has made it their mission to give back to local organizations across the lowcountry who are equally dedicated to improving the lives of others.

The Steinberg Law Firm’s Community Fund Program is just one of the many ways in which the personal injury firm gives back to its community. The program is unique because it is exclusively led by the firm’s staff. The entire team is delighted to have a program that allows complete contribution to the organizations that are the most important to them. The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program is devoted to supporting the local non-profit organizations and is thrilled to announce the following funding recipient, Chucktown Squash Scholars.

Attorney Steven Goldberg hung out with the staff and students on Tuesday to learn more about how Steinberg Law Firm can further their contribution. Chucktown Squash Scholars is an after school program that keeps kids off the streets by providing programs for low resource children coupled with academic guidance, athletic training, community service opportunities and mentors through an afternoon, weekend and summertime programs.

This wonderful organization aims to eliminate the achievement gap for underserved youth and prepare students for their college education by implementing an innovative blend of academic mentoring, community service and physical activity.

Chucktown Squash Scholars, in sync with the College of Charleston, offer students rigorous homework help sessions, life skills development, exposure opportunities, academic tutoring and a warm meal. The success of the program is measured by results shown in areas such as report cards, attendance and retention rates, and athletic benchmarks.

Currently there are more than 17,000 children in Charleston that are unsupervised and alone during the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. These peak hours are when youth are the most likely to get into trouble, get involved in criminal behavior, become teen parents and abuse drugs. After-school programs such as Chucktown Squash Scholars help to keep youth safe while inspiring them to learn.

The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund is pleased to be able to assist this much needed community program. For those interested in volunteering or donating to Chucktown Squash Scholars visit their website.

About the Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program

Applications for support are accepted throughout the year and considered on a quarterly basis, with decisions announced in the summer or fall of each year. Grants range from $200 – $2,500.

Submissions must be focused on education, literacy, health care or workforce development to be considered for funding.

Eligibility: Applications are accepted for non-profits that are:

· Local
· Recognized by the I.R.S. as a public charity, exempt from income tax with a 501(c)(3) public charity
· Not a political or lobbying organization

Non-profit organizations that have questions are invited to submit an inquiry at: http://www.steinberglawfirm.com/giving-back/community-fund-application/

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in J. Jill, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – JILL

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against J. Jill, Inc. (“J. Jill” or the “Company”) (NYSE:JILL) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and docketed under 17-cv-12098, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired J. Jill securities pursuant and/or traceable to J. Jill’s false and misleading Registration Statement and Prospectus, issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering on or about March 9, 2017 (the “IPO” or the “Offering), seeking to recover damages caused by Defendants’ violations of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).

If you are a shareholder who purchased J. Jill securities pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s IPO, you have until December 12, 2017, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com.   To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and the number of shares purchased. 

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J. Jill is a specialty apparel brand focused on affluent women in the 40-to-65 age segments. It employs an “omni-channel” sale and marketing platform, whereby it sells its products through a variety of sales channels, including brick-and-mortar retail stores, a sales catalog and the Company’s website.

In connection with the IPO, Defendants marketed J. Jill as insulated from adverse trends impacting the larger retail sector. For example, the Registration Statement, which incorporated the Prospectus, for the Company’s IPO (the “Registration Statement”) stated that the Company’s “customer-focused strategy, foundational investments and data insights have resulted in consistent, profitable growth” and would “continue to drive profitable sales growth over time.”

The Registration Statement was negligently prepared and as a result contained untrue statements of material fact, omitted material facts necessary to make the statements contained therein not misleading, and failed to make adequate disclosures required under the rules and regulations governing its preparation.

The Complaint alleges that Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:  (i) J. Jill’s purportedly unique and superior sales and marketing approach had not insulated the Company from adverse trends affecting the overall retail industry; (ii) J. Jill’s historic gross margin growth was not sustainable and would not continue, as it relied on revenues from shipping fees, increased promotional efforts and other short-term boosts to revenues; (iii) the Company was carrying increasing amounts of slow moving inventory and would need to significantly markdown sales items and increase promotional efforts in an attempt to continue its sales growth; (iv) the Company’s brick-and-mortar stores were failing, as they were experiencing difficulty attracting customers and maintaining profitability, which would result in the Company shuttering up to eight stores in fiscal 2017, with the rate of store closures accelerating; (v) J. Jill’s business, prospects and ability to service its long-term debt had been materially impaired; and (vi) as a result of the foregoing, J. Jill’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.   

On October 11, 2017, J. Jill disclosed a downgraded guidance for Q3 2017 relating to total company comparable sales and gross margin. 

Following this news, J. Jill stock closed at $4.86 per share. This price represented a greater than 62% decline from the price at which J. Jill stock had been sold to the investing public only seven months earlier.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com

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Pomerantz LLP
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Skechers U.S.A., Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – SKX

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (“Skechers” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SKX) and certain of its officers.   The class action, filed in United States District Court, for the Southern District of New York, and docketed under 17-cv-08305, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Skechers securities, seeking to recover compensable damages caused by defendants’ violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Skechers securities between April 23, 2015 and October 22, 2015, both dates inclusive, you have until December 22, 2017, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com.  To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and the number of shares purchased. 

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Skechers designs, develops, and markets footwear for men, women, and children. The Company’s primary reporting segments are: (1) Domestic Wholesale; (2) International Wholesale; and (3) Retail (which includes both domestic and international Company stores). From 2013 through 2015, Domestic Wholesale was the Company’s primary driver of growth and accounted for higher net sales as compared to the other two segments. The Domestic Wholesale segment accounted for approximately 39 percent of Skechers’ 2015 total net sales. The Company’s Domestic Wholesale customers include department stores, athletic footwear retailers, and specialty shoe stores.  During the Class Period, Skechers repeatedly touted the strength of customer demand within the Domestic Wholesale segment, which the Company claimed would spur continued sales growth. Skechers frequently emphasized that its Domestic Wholesale segment growth would continue into the second half of 2015 based on pending orders and meetings with key customers.

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, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:  (i) the Company’s Domestic Wholesale customers took early receipt of fall 2015 inventory, causing them to delay receipt of and, in some cases, cancel pending orders scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2015; (ii) as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s Domestic Wholesale growth rate was unsustainable; and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, Skechers’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.   

The Company’s slowing sales growth was revealed on October 22, 2015 after the market closed, when Skechers issued a press release announcing financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, which included disappointing net sales that fell short of analysts’ consensus estimates. According to Defendants, $20 million in net sales were shifted from third quarter 2015 into second quarter 2015 due to early customer deliveries. Defendants blamed the sales miss on the Company’s inability to make up this shortfall in third quarter 2015 due to a weaker-than-expected retail environment.

On news of the Company’s disappointing net sales and diluted earnings per share, Skechers common stock fell $14.55 per share, or 31.50 percent, to close on October 23, 2015 at $31.64 per share.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com

CONTACT:
Robert S. Willoughby
Pomerantz LLP
rswilloughby@pomlaw.com

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Leading Canadian Law Firm Stikeman Elliott Lays Foundation for the Future with iManage Work Product Management

Firm selects iManage as best choice for its document and email management needs

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, today announced that Stikeman Elliott LLP — one of Canada’s leading business law firms — has selected iManage as its firm-wide Work Product Management platform.

/EIN News/ — After conducting a comprehensive internal review of its business processes and work product management needs, the firm sought a world-class, fully integrated solution. The solution had to address firm members changing needs and expectations around how technology can better support document and email management. iManage delivered a platform that fully meets the ever-increasing needs for governance and protection of sensitive data.

“iManage gives us the capabilities we need to continue to deliver the highest level of service to our clients,” said Jean McLeod, Chief Operating Officer, Stikeman Elliott. “iManage enables our professionals to work intuitively regardless of device or location. We see it as making ourselves future ready.”

Key factors in Stikeman Elliott’s decision encompassed the modern, intuitive user experience of iManage Work 10 and its built-in smart features that actively help lawyers work more efficiently. The firm also valued the integrated security management and powerful machine learning-based threat protection from iManage Threat Manager. Additionally, iManage Records Manager will support the firm’s information governance requirements. iManage Records Manager automates the management of physical and electronic content throughout the work product lifecycle — from creation to appropriate disposition of records when no longer required.

“Global professional services firms such as Stikeman Elliott expect their mission critical systems keep pace with market changes and capitalize on the latest technological innovations,” said Dan Carmel, Chief Marketing Officer, iManage. “With iManage, Stikeman Elliott is using the latest innovations in user centric software to work, increasing the firm’s ability to respond to its clients’ changing demands.”  

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iManage transforms how professionals in legal, accounting and financial services get work done by combining the power of artificial intelligence with market leading document and email management. iManage automates routine cognitive tasks, provides powerful insights and streamlines how professionals work, while maintaining the highest level of security and governance over critical client and corporate data. Over one million professionals at over 3,000 organizations in over 65 countries – including more than 2,000 law firms and 500 corporate legal departments – rely on iManage to deliver great client work.

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FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $500,000 In Frontier Communications Corporation To Contact The Firm

/EIN News/ — NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Frontier Communications Corporation (“Frontier Communications” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:FTR) of the November 27, 2017 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

If you invested in Frontier Communications stock or options between February 6, 2015, and May 2, 2017, and would like to discuss your legal rights, click here: www.faruqilaw.com/FTRThere is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.

CONTACT:
FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
685 Third Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Attn:  Richard Gonnello, Esq.
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Telephone: (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of all those who purchased Frontier Communications securities between February 6, 2015, and May 2, 2017 (the “Class Period”).  The case, Morrow v. Frontier Communications Corporation et al, No. 3:17-cv-01759 was filed on October 19, 2017, and has been assigned to Judge Michael Peter Shea.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by making false and/or misleading statements and/or failing to disclose that: (1) the Company acquired a substantial number of non-paying accounts as part of its acquisition of the wireline operations of Verizon Communications, Inc.; (2) as a result, the Company would be required to increase its reserves and write-off amounts from accounts receivable associated with the nonpaying accounts; and (3) as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading.

Specifically, on February 27, 2017, the Company announced a net loss of $80 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, and stated that its results were impacted by the “resolution of nonpaying acquired CTF accounts,” referring to accounts acquired in the Verizon Acquisition.  CEO Daniel McCarthy elaborated, stating, “Results for the fourth quarter were impacted by our intensified efforts to resolve acquired accounts in California, Texas and Florida that we have determined to be non-paying.”

After the announcement, Frontier Communication’s share price fell from $3.29 per share on February 27, 2017 to a closing price of $2.93 on February 28, 2017—a $0.36 or a 10.94% drop.

Then, on May 2, 2017, the Company reported a first quarter 2017 net loss of $75 million and a year-over-year first quarter revenue decline of $53 million.  CFO Ralph McBride stated that approximately $16 million of the sequential revenue decline was a result of cleanup of CTF non-paying accounts and the automation of legacy non-pay disconnects.  He added that “[t]he CTF account cleanup reduced Q1 revenue by $11 million, and the one-time impact related to automating the non-pay disconnect process for the legacy properties, reduced Q1 revenue by $5 million.”

On this news, Frontier Communication’s share price fell from $1.93 per share on May 2, 2017 to a closing price of $1.62 on May 3, 2017—a $0.32 or a 19.88% drop.

The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest financial interest in the relief sought by the class who is adequate and typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a lead plaintiff or not. 

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding Frontier Communication’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.

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The Steinberg Law Firm Stands Behind Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic

Attorney and Board Member Malcolm Crosland and Clinic Board Chairman and Volunteer Physician, Dr. Jim Hayes

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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2017 – While the Steinberg Law Firm is best known for protecting the rights of injured people, it also takes pride in its service to their local community. For over 90 years, the firm has made it their mission to give back to local organizations across the lowcountry who are equally dedicated to improving the lives of others. The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program has made a commitment to support the local community with the help of its entire staff.

The Steinberg Law Firm’s Fund Program is just one of the many ways in which the personal injury firm gives back to its local community. The program is special because it is exclusively led by the firm’s staff. The entire team is thrilled to have a program that allows complete contribution to the organizations that are most important to them. The Steinberg Law Firm’s staff is pleased to select and donate to the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, which provides free medical care for low income, uninsured adults who live or work on John, James or Wadmalaw Island.

The clinic is staffed by 34 volunteer doctors and 24 volunteer nurses to provide the public with primary and family medical care. The patient services include treatment of diabetes, hypertension, coronary disease, depression and other illnesses. The clinic also provides low or no-cost generic prescriptions, along with free imaging and scans given by Roper St. Francis Hospital.

Furthermore, the clinic provides free weekly onsite clinics including an orthopedic clinic, dermatology clinic, gynecology clinic and psychiatry clinic. The clinic also offers free health classes. On an as-needed basis, the clinic refers its patients for free treatment at one of 19 subspecialty offices that are off-site.

A longtime advocate for injured people, Attorney Malcolm Crosland passionately serves on the clinic’s board of directors. Attorney Crosland says, “On behalf of the Steinberg Law Firm, I am honored to present the donation to the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, which has made significant contributions to the health and well-being of adults, who might not otherwise have access to medical care.”

He is also actively involved in organizations that advocate for the injured. Crosland currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group and previously served as President for the nonprofit Injured Workers’ Advocates, a South Carolina associations of lawyers who exclusively represent injured workers in Workers’ Compensation cases.

At Steinberg Law Firm, Crosland litigates cases on behalf of personal injury victims in civil court and represents workers hurt on the job before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and U.S Department of Labor, earning Crosland multiple recognitions in the annual Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers lists.

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic began construction earlier this spring to build a new facility consisting of seven exam rooms where clinic medical staff will continue to provide for the health and wellness needs of uninsured adults. The new building is being built directly behind the current clinic’s location at 3226 Maybank Highway on Johns Island. The new clinic is scheduled to open its doors in the spring of 2018. The current clinic site will maintain its normal operation during the construction period.

Clinic Board Chairman and Volunteer Physician, Dr. Jim Hayes, said, “We are excited about the construction of a new clinic building to solve our space issues, and I hope secondary gains will increase operational efficiencies and perhaps expand our service area. My sincere thank you to our volunteers, grantors and donors for their support.”

For those interested in making a monetary donation or signing up as a volunteer, visit the clinic’s website.

For those interested in getting involved or would like more information, contact Marketing Director, Yani Smith: [email protected]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against SCANA Corporation and Certain Officers – SCG

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against SCANA Corporation (“SCANA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SCG) and certain of its officers.   The class action, filed in United States District Court, for the District of South Carolina, and docketed under 17-cv-03063, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired SCANA securities, seeking to recover compensable damages caused by defendants’ violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

If you are a shareholder who purchased SCANA securities between January 19, 2016, and September 22, 2017, both dates inclusive, you have until November 27, 2017, to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and amount of shares purchased. 

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SCANA is an energy-based holding company whose principal subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity primarily in South Carolina.

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, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Defendants artificially drove up the price of SCANA’s stock by issuing false and misleading statements to investors, and omitting material information, concerning the progress, cost, and completion schedule of the multi-billion dollar nuclear construction project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County, South Carolina (the “Nuclear Project”); (ii) Defendants issued false and misleading statements and omitted material information, concerning the financial health of its lead contractor for the project, Westinghouse Electric Company (“Westinghouse”); and (iii) as a result of the foregoing, SCANA shares traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period, and class members suffered significant losses and damages.

Rather than disclose to the market that the Nuclear Project was facing serious design, construction, and cost headwinds, as described in a secret, 130-page report issued by Bechtel Corporation on February 5, 2016 (the “Bechtel Report”), Defendants doubled down on their strategy of deception and misdirection by issuing SCANA-produced promotional videos, press releases, and other public statements that created a fundamentally false and misleading impression to investors that the project was running smoothly within a reasonable budget and on schedule. Yet, as only recently disclosed to investors, for much of the Nuclear Project’s history, a formal construction schedule was never in place and costs were spiraling out of control.

In addition to material misstatements and omissions about the status and progress of the Nuclear Project, Defendants also issued false and misleading statements and omitted material information, concerning the financial health of its lead contractor for the project, Westinghouse.

On July 31, 2017, SCANA’s subsidiary South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, announced that they would abandon construction of two nuclear power plants in South Carolina, citing rising construction costs. 

On August 4, 2017, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that he was opening an investigation and state Senate leaders called for a special legislative session to investigate SCANA’s abandonment of the Nuclear Project.

In response to these announcements, SCANA’s stock price fell approximately 5%, or $3.36 per share, to close at $63.79 per share on August 4, 2017, after several days of unusually heavy trading volume.

On August 10, 2017, The Post and Courier published a “Top Story” article entitled “CEO: SCANA may not return to scuttled nuclear project—even if a new partner emerges.” The article reported on SCANA Chief Executive Officer Kevin B. Marsh’s comments to state lawmakers that “he wasn’t sure he would want to take the project back up after it fell years behind schedule and its costs soared billions of dollars over budget.”

Following this news, SCANA’s share price fell $1.32, or 2.13%, to close at $60.69 on August 11, 2017.

On August 29, 2017, The Post and Courier reported that a second class action had been filed on behalf of SCE&G customers, accusing SCE&G and SCANA of fraud and negligence in the years preceding the decision to abandon construction of the company’s nuclear power plants. 

Following this news, SCANA’s share price fell $0.84, or 1.39%, over the following two trading sessions, to close at $59.75 per share on August 30, 2017.

On September 22, 2017, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson requested that the State Law Enforcement Division launch a criminal investigation related to the Nuclear Project.

On this news, SCANA’s share price fell $1.96, or 3.43% per share, to close at $55.22 per share on September 22, 2017.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation.  Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions.  Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com

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Communities In Schools Charleston is Next Recipient of the Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program Donation

Communities in Schools, Attorneys Kevin Holmes and Kelly Alfreds and Paralegal Glenis Haynes

Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2017 – While the Steinberg Law Firm is best known for protecting the rights of injured people, they also take great pride in their service to their local community. For over 90 years, the Charleston personal injury law firm has made it their mission to give back to local organizations across the lowcountry that are equally dedicated to improving the lives of others.

The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program is dedicated to supporting the local community and is pleased to announce the following funding recipient: Communities In Schools (CIS). The Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to help fund CIS with $1,380.00 to assist in implementing their high school dropout prevention programs.

Communities In Schools (CIS) seeks to invest students with a community of support, allowing them to stay in school, grow with grace and wisdom, and achieve the very best in life. Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, which helps build stronger local communities where every child is capable of reaching their highest potential.

Communities In Schools of Charleston serves over 7,000 students with the greatest needs but the fewest resources. Thanks to the hard work of school-based Site Coordinators, CIS couples students and their families to the resources and alliances they need to be successful in school and for the future.

CIS firmly believes all students deserve five basic assets to succeed in school and beyond:

· A one-on-one partnership with a caring adult;
· A safe place to grow and learn;
· A healthy start to prepare for a healthy future;
· Marketable skills to use on graduation
· And the chance to give back to the community and their peers.

The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund is pleased to be able to assist this much needed community program. In order to further their commitment, the attorneys and staff have committed to volunteer as mentors to these students. For those who would like to submit a donation or offer help at the Communities in School program visit their website for more information.

About the Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program

This program is led by the firm’s staff, allowing everyone in the firm to get involved with community outreach. Applications for support are accepted throughout the year and considered on a quarterly basis, with decisions announced in the summer and fall of each year. Grants range from $200 – $2,500.

Submissions must be focused on education, literacy, health care or workforce development to be considered for funding.

Applications for the fund are accepted for non-profits that are:

· Local
· Recognized by the I.R.S. as a public charity, exempt from income tax with a 501(c)(3) public charity
· Not a political or lobbying organization

Non-profit organizations that have questions are invited to submit an inquiry at: http://www.steinberglawfirm.com/giving-back/community-fund-application/

If anyone is interested in getting involved or would like more information, contact Marketing Director, Yani Smith: [email protected]

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