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Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against OSI Systems, Inc.

WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of purchasers of OSI Systems, Inc. ("OSI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: OSIS) common stock during the period between January 24, 2012 and December 6, 2013, inclusive (the "Class Period").

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For more information regarding this class action suit, please contact Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire) toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or by email at [email protected] or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/osis.   

OSI Systems produces medical monitoring and anesthesia systems; security and inspection systems; and lasers, optics, and optoelectronic components.

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: (1) the Company manipulated operational test of its Advanced Imaging Technology by selectively picking the best sensors, causing the test not to be representative of the scanners already deployed at airports; (2) the Company's products raised strong privacy concerns and were subject to disqualification for use in airport security checkpoints; (3) the Company manufactured its products with parts that directly violated contracts with the TSA, thereby risking cancellation of the contracts; and, (4) as a result of the above, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On November 14, 2012, after the market closed, various news sources, including Bloomberg News reported that a key congressman disclosed the Company may have committed fraud by "knowingly manipulating" the results of an operational test in connection with the Company's Advanced Imaging Technology ("AIT"), otherwise commonly known as body scanners. Moreover, Bloomberg News cited to an executive vice president of the Company who revealed that its Rapiscan unit had received a so-called "show cause" letter from the Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") on November 9, 2012, seeking detailed information about the testing of technology used in its body scanners. On this news, OSI Systems shares declined $21.40 per share or 28%, to close at $54.89 per share on November 15, 2012.

On January 22, 2013, the TSA reported that it had ended its contract with the Company, and that OSI Systems would have to bear the costs of removing all Rapiscan full body scanners from airports, because TSA administrators concluded the company could not meet a congressional deadline to produce generic passenger images. On this news, the Company's shares fell $14.03 per share to $57.33, a one day decline of over 19%.

Thereafter, on December 6, 2013, the United States Transportation Security Administration canceled a $60 million contract for the company's carry-on baggage screening equipment, with the possibility of a future ban on contracting with the Department of Homeland Security. The reason for the canceled contract and future ban is that a part in the company's baggage scanning machine was manufactured in China, violating TSA security policies. On this news, the Company's shares fell $21.69 per share to $43.63, a decline of over 33% on December 6, 2013.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than February 10, 2014, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class.  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 Ryan & Maniskas, LLP or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.

For more information about the case or to participate online, please visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/osis or contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (877) 316-3218, or by e-mail at [email protected]  For more information about class action cases in general or to learn more about Ryan & Maniskas, LLP, please visit our website: www.rmclasslaw.com.

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm.  Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts nationwide.

 

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