FPI SHAREHOLDER CLASS ACTION: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces that a Securities Class Action Lawsuit has Been Filed Against Farmland Partners Inc. – FPI

NEW YORK, July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who purchased or acquired the securities of Farmland Partners Inc. (“Farmland” or the “Company”) (NYSE:FPI) between May 9, 2017 and July 10, 2018, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit seeks to recover Farmland shareholders’ investment losses.

To join the Farmland class action, and/or to discuss your legal rights and options, please visit please visit Farmland Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit or contact Daniel Sadeh toll free at (877) 779-1414 or dsadeh@bernlieb.com.

According to the lawsuit, throughout the Class Period Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Farmland artificially increased its revenues by making loans to related party tenants; (2) as a result of the foregoing, Farmland’s Class Period revenues were overstated; and (3) as a result, Farmland’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On July 11, 2018, Rota Fortunae published a report stating, among other things, that “FPI is artificially increasing revenues by making loans to related-party tenants who round-trip the cash back to FPI as rent; 310% of 2017 earnings could be made-up.” The report further stated that “FPI has neglected to disclose that the majority of its loans have been made to two members of the management team, including Jesse Hough, CEO Paul Pittman’s long-time business partner,” and “[w]e found evidence that strongly supports FPI has significantly overpaid for properties.”

On this news, Farmland’s stock fell $3.37 per share, or over 38%, from its previous closing price to close at $5.28 per share on July 11, 2018, damaging investors.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than September 10, 2018. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.

To join the Farmland class action, and/or to discuss your legal rights and options, please visit https://www.bernlieb.com/cases/farmland-partners-inc-fpi-class-action-lawsuit-73/ or contact Daniel Sadeh toll free at (877) 779-1414 or dsadeh@bernlieb.com.

Since 1993, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has recovered over $3.5 billion for its clients. In addition to representing individual investors, the Firm has been retained by some of the largest public and private pension funds in the country to monitor their assets and pursue litigation on their behalf. As a result of its success litigating hundreds of lawsuits and class actions, the Firm has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” thirteen times and listed in The Legal 500 for ten consecutive years.

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Daniel Sadeh
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
http://www.bernlieb.com
(877) 779-1414
dsadeh@bernlieb.com

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