SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National law firm Barr Law Group is investigating the actions of the officers and board of directors of Pluralsight, Inc., Coherent, Inc., Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and EQT Corporation. If you are a current owner of shares of any of these stocks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 400-4966. Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS) Merger Accused of Misleading Investors and Unfair Price Barr Law Group announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Pluralsight, Inc. investors related to Pluralsight’s agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $20.26 per share. The complaint alleges an unfair price and process. The price to Vista represents a 9 percent discount to Pluralsight's 52-week high of $22.36 per share, and only a 1 percent premium to the $20 per share price after the company's initial public offering. According to the complaint, Vista and Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard allegedly agreed in advance to Skonnard's post-merger continuation in his position, despite earlier public and proxy statements that there was no such pre-deal arrangement. Just days following the announcement of the merger, several of Pluralsight’s largest shareholders voiced their opposition to the merger. Akaris Global Partners LP, owner of approximately 1% of Pluralsight’s Class A shares, wrote in a letter to Pluralsight’s board that it believes Pluralsight to be worth $30.00 per share and that it intends to vote “AGAINST” the merger. Eminence Capital, a shareholder that holds 4.94% of Pluralsight’s Class A stock, issued a letter to Pluralsight which states that it is “strongly opposed” to the current terms of the merger which provided a “de minimis” premium to stockholders and was “designed to benefit management.” To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: http://barrlaw.com/investor-contact. Representation is contingency based, no out of pocket costs. Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR) Merger Accused of Misleading Investors Barr Law Group is investigating Coherent, Inc. regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Coherent’s agreement to be acquired by Lumentum Holdings Inc. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Coherent shareholders will receive $100.00 per share in cash and 1.1851 shares of Lumentum common stock for each Coherent share they own. At closing, Coherent shareholders are expected to own approximately 27% percent of the combined company. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: http://barrlaw.com/investor-contact. Representation is contingency based, no out of pocket costs. Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) Accused of Misleading Investors Barr Law Group is investigating Zoom Video Communications, Inc. regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law by the company’s officers and directors. Zoom investors filed a class action complaint against the company for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. According to the complaint, the company misled investors about its security capabilities, including end-to-end encryption. The complaint further alleges that the company and its insiders made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) as result of all the foregoing, users of Zoom’s communications services were at an increased risk of having their personal information accessed by unauthorized parties, including Facebook; (ii) usage of the Company’s video communications services was foreseeably likely to decline when the foregoing facts came to light; and (iii) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: http://barrlaw.com/investor-contact. Representation is contingency based, no out of pocket costs. EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) Accused of Misleading Investors Barr Law Group is investigating EQT Corporation regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law, including securities claims on behalf of shareholders. On December 2, 2020, Judge Robert J. Colville of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued an order denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss in the pending securities class action, paving the way for litigation to proceed. According to the complaint against EQT Corporation for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between June 19, 2017 and October 24, 2018, EQT executives misled investors of the synergies captured following the June 2017 acquisition of gas producer Rice Energy Inc. Defendants represented that because Rice had an acreage footprint largely contiguous to EQT's existing acreage, the acquisition would allow EQT to achieve "a 50% increase in average lateral [drilling] lengths" (as opposed to more traditional vertical well drilling). EQT claimed that as a result, the merger would result in $2.5 billion in synergies, including $100 million in cost savings in 2018 alone. After the closing in November 2017, the company continued to tout the "significant operational synergies" of the merger. As a result of defendants' misrepresentations, EQT shares traded at artificially inflated prices throughout the class period. Then on October 25, 2018, EQT disclosed shockingly bad financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2018, reporting an increase in capital expenditures for 2018 by $300 million to $2.5 billion and a quarterly net loss of $40 million. On an analyst and investor call that same day, EQT acknowledged it had not lived up to its prior statements about the acquisition. On this news, EQT shares fell from $40.46 to $31.00 per share, less than half of what the company was worth when the acquisition closed in November 2017. The stock has yet to recover. The stock is currently trading around $16 a share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: http://barrlaw.com/investor-contact. Representation is contingency based, no out of pocket costs. Concerned shareholders are encouraged to contact Leo Kandinov to learn more: email@example.com (619) 400-4966www.barrlaw.com Barr Law Group is a boutique law firm consisting of highly experienced and specialized litigators who represent investors in securities litigation and corporate governance matters. The firm would be happy to further discuss these matters, and any legal rights or remedies potentially available to you, at no charge. Attorney Advertising. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact: Leo Kandinov, Partnerleo@barrlaw.com619-400-4966501 W Broadway Suite 800San Diego, CA 92101www.barrlaw.com
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Salt Lake City, UT, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Salt Lake City-based residential treatment center Elevations RTC recently highlighted a few of the main ways they provide full family support when a teenager enrolls as a student. A location that caters to troubled teens looking to turn their life around, providing proper family support helps everyone involved. With years of experience, Elevations RTC has made a few tweaks to ensure that families can heal properly, stay informed at all times, and feel comfortable during this journey. A few seemingly minor details make a difference when compared directly to other residential treatment centers out there. Keeping family connected anywhere Modern technology has allowed families to stay more connected than ever with their teenager at Elevations RTC. By offering more and more options each year, parents can take advantage of whatever fits into a schedule best to learn what exactly is going on at campus. Whether a parent wants to talk to a staff member or their child, opportunities exist throughout each week. Orientation and on-campus visits A lot of families find a way to go through orientation on campus before enrolling. It is a way to become familiar with the campus. It also makes the entire experience a little more real for both the students and the parents. It is always encouraged to go through orientation if possible, but it is not a realistic option for all. Throughout the year, campus visits for parents allow them to check out how their child spends every day. It is always excellent for parents and students to have some level of connection during these months. Seminars on campus Orientation and official campus visits are great options, but seminars throughout the year are great opportunities for parents as well. This provides a rare opportunity where parents and students can share the therapeutic benefits of Elevations RTC School. For two days, teenagers and parents get time to spend with each other while also working on skills to help with growth. It is a way for parents to see the type of progress their child has made and how it can potentially transfer back home seamlessly. Weekly therapy sessions There is a weekly therapy session available to all parents, offered directly by Elevations RTC professionals. Each week provides a slightly different theme, but it acts as an open forum for parents to ask questions and get different types of feedback. In some cases, parents are asking questions directly to Elevations RTC Staff members. There is also the opportunity to talk and share information with other parents who might be having similar concerns. Bringing in different guests to the weekly online meetings is a great way for parents to get varied perspectives. There are times when former students and their parents join to talk about how navigating the process works. Picking their brain and understanding post-graduation expectations helps bring a sense of security. One-on-one phone calls and video chats Families unable to stay connected in other ways can always reach out and set up a phone call or video chat. This is the most direct way to get information, and the flexibility of the staff can fit any schedule. The downside to these phone calls and video chats is that time is a little more limited. It works as a quick way to get answers, but it is encouraged to stay connected in other ways beyond just occasional calls. Why family support matters Proper family support throughout this healing process helps make the transition back home much easier. Students are away from home for months and months, and without support, it can take a toll on everyone. That’s why Elevations RTC is dedicated to involving families wherever possible along the journey ahead. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. suffered its worst day in the pandemic on Wednesday, with more than 1,800 deaths recorded in 24 hours, as Boris Johnson’s chief scientific adviser warned some hospitals now look “like a war zone.”The record daily toll takes the total number of people who have died within 28 days of a positive test in the U.K. to 93,290. Almost 40,000 patients are now receiving treatment in U.K. hospitals.England is in its third national lockdown and similar measures are in place across the U.K., but while the restrictions have started to bring infection rates down, officials say the death rates and pressures on the National Health Service will continue to grow.“This is very, very bad at the moment, with enormous pressure,” Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, told Sky News when asked about the situation in hospitals. “In some cases it looks like a war zone.”Johnson reinforced the point. “It’s true that it looks as though the rates of infection in the country overall may now be peaking or flattening, but they’re not flattening very fast and it’s clear that we must keep a grip on this,” the premier told reporters Wednesday.Ministers have previously said the lockdown could be eased gradually once about 15 million people who are most vulnerable to the disease have received vaccines, which the government wants done by mid-February.VaccinesAfter three days in which the vaccination rate slowed, the number of people receiving their first shots picked up again with 343,163 getting injections Jan. 19. More than 4.6 million people in the U.K. have had their first doses. The government continued to expand the sites offering vaccines, including at a mosque in Birmingham and an Odeon cinema in Aylesbury, England.Vallance also said some restrictions may be needed next winter -- including wearing masks, especially indoors.Read more: Why the Mutated Coronavirus Variants Are So Worrisome: QuickTakeAny delay to lifting the lockdown is likely to cause political trouble for Johnson, who faces discontent among lawmakers in his Conservative Party over the damage the measures are doing to the economy. Steve Baker, a senior rank-and-file member of Parliament, warned last week it would be a “disaster” if pandemic restrictions last until spring.‘Go Hard Early’Latest data from one of the country’s largest virus studies showed a worsening picture, particularly in London. One in 36 people in the capital were infected with Covid-19 between Jan. 6 and Jan 15., more than double compared to results from early December, according to the study by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI.Vallance suggested the government should heed the lessons from the pandemic. The evidence shows “you’ve got to go hard early and broader if you want to get on top of this,” he said. “Waiting and watching doesn’t work.”He also said “stricter” quarantine measures for travelers last January and February might have helped to prevent the import of the disease, but by March “we had so many cases I don’t think it would have made much difference.”The government’s top scientist struck an upbeat tone about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, despite early analysis from Israel suggesting it has a much lower efficacy after the first dose than previously thought. If confirmed, that would raise questions about the U.K.’s strategy to delay a second dose in order to reach more people for their first.But Vallance pointed to trial data showing the vaccine could be 89% effective after one dose -- from 10 days after the injection. He said that while it “probably won’t be as high as that in practice,” it also won’t be as low as the Israel analysis suggested. Scientists will study data from Israel and the U.K. in the coming weeks, he said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
San Diego, CA, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Debts can be stressful, especially if they leave you financially disenfranchised to the extent that you can no longer meet your daily expenses. As the country continues to adjust to the realities of financial challenges due to COVID-19, many people are now faced with the option of filing for bankruptcy. Over 80 million Americans have loans that seem to be growing over time. For example, by the end of 2019, an average household owed approximately 6,200 dollars in credit card debt. When student loans, consumer loans, and mortgage loans are considered, the figure can be overwhelmingly large to manage. If you are struggling with debt and do not know the exact strategy to employ to get a reprieve, you are not alone. Millions of Americans have this problem, and a good number of them do not see the possibility of paying up their loans in the near future. Since nobody ever feels comfortable having to deal with the annoying and repetitive calls from debt recovery agencies, here are a few keys on how to avoid too much debt. Always Pay Your Installments On Time Late or missed payments attract very high penalties and fees, which could go beyond $30 depending on the outstanding loan balances or type of credit card you carry. Missing any two payments back-to-back can lead to higher penalty rates and cause a significant rise in your finance charges. Make Substantial Payments Many people who've reported struggling with huge debts say it all started with paying an amount less than the expected monthly payment. However small it can be, starting a new month with a negative balance can trigger higher debts and increases the risks of getting into a difficult credit card debt. To avoid all these issues, you only need to be disciplined by spending according to your ability every single month. Don't Let Your Taxes Put You on the Receiving End According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), $1.76 trillion was collected as a tax on individual incomes while businesses helped net about $390 billion. Since unpaid taxes account for about 20 percent of debts, individuals are advised to prioritize making their tax payments whenever they fall due. If you think you have overdue payments or feel you cannot manage your tax bills, it is advisable to call the IRS and see whether you can qualify for partial payment or if you can ask for an extension. Be Careful with Car and Home Loans Everyone has a dream of owning a cool home and driving a sleek car at some point in his or her life, but nothing can cause debilitating debt than buying a car or home on loan. According to the Federal Reserve, the total auto loan debt crossed the $1 trillion mark in 2016, which meant that, on average, every household owed $28,948 in car loans, being a 9 percent increase compared to the previous year. On the other hand, home debt reached $8.5 trillion (an average of $177,000) during the same period. While owning assets such as these is a plus for anyone, buying them using loans has proven to be a risky move. The best way to consider buying a used car is to save up for it, so your debt doesn't exceed your earning capacity. How Elite Document Management Solutions Is Helping People Remodel Their Finances At Elite Document Management Solutions, there is a possibility of getting back on track despite the debt crisis you may be facing at the moment. Elite DMS prides itself on giving its customers an array of hope after a period of financial challenges through its tested and proven Debt Relief Programs. By leveraging the unparalleled experience of its financial experts in resolving varied debt challenges arising from different circumstances, Elite Document Management Solutions is perhaps one of the few entities that you can count on a time when you are pressed in the corner. When you first get into contact with the experts, they carefully review your financial information accurately and with clarity of facts with a view of helping you comprehend your situation before recommending the best proprietary strategy that suits your individual needs. In addition, Elite DMS has a dedicated training program to help customers navigate the often challenging process to realize maximum success. CONTACT: email@example.com
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