Farmland Partners Inc.

DENVER, CO March 27, 2019 – The Shuman Law Firm announces that it is investigating potential shareholder claims against certain officers and directors of Farmland Partners Inc. (“FPI” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FPI). FPI is a real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Denver, CO, specializing in North American farmland properties and loans to farmers secured with farmland.

In February 2017, FPI completed its stock and cash acquisition of American Farmland Co. (“AFCO”), another farming REIT, and in connection therewith issued approximately 14.5 million new shares of FPI common stock directly to AFCO shareholders as follows: Each share of AFCO common stock was converted automatically into the right to receive 0.7417 shares of newly issued FPI common stock (plus cash in lieu of fractional shares).

On July 11, 2018, analysts with Rota Fortunae published a report revealing, 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,” that “310% of 2017 earnings could be made-up,” that “evidence […] strongly supports FPI has significantly overpaid for properties,” and, moreover, 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.” On this news, FPI’s stock fell over 38% (or $3.37 per share) to close at $5.28 per share on July 11, 2018.

If you are a former AFCO shareholder who acquired FPI common stock pursuant to the February 2017 AFCO acquisition and are interested in discussing your rights, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Kip B. Shuman or Rusty E. Glenn toll free at (866) 569-4531 or email Mr. Shuman at kip@shumanlawfirm.com or Mr. Glenn at rusty@shumanlawfirm.com.


TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

The Shuman Law Firm Investigates TreeHouse Foods, Inc.                                        

DENVER, CO February 6, 2019 – The Shuman Law Firm announces that it is investigating potential shareholder claims against certain officers and directors of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (“TreeHouse” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: THS). TreeHouse operates as a food and beverage manufacturer in the United States, Canada and Italy.

In 2017, an investor class action complaint was filed against the Company in federal court on behalf of certain purchasers of TreeHouse’s common stock. Among other things, the shareholder complaint alleged that TreeHouse and certain of the Company’s senior executive officers violated federal securities laws by making a series of materially false and misleading statements to investors concerning the Company’s integration of acquired businesses. The Complaint alleges that the Company’s senior officers repeatedly reassured investors that its corporate acquisitions were successful. However, on November 3, 2016, TreeHouse announced third quarter earnings would be significantly below expectations and that the Company’s President, Christopher Silva had resigned. The Company’s stock fell roughly 20% on this news, leading to the investor class action lawsuit. Recently the federal court presiding over the litigation denied defendants’ motion to dismiss the class action complaint, paving the way for litigation to proceed against TreeHouse and certain executive officer defendants.

If you currently own TreeHouse common stock and are interested in discussing your rights, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Kip B. Shuman or Rusty E. Glenn toll free at (866) 569-4531 or email Mr. Shuman at kip@shumanlawfirm.com or Mr. Glenn at rusty@shumanlawfirm.com.


Tivity Health, Inc.

The Shuman Law Firm Investigates Tivity Health, Inc.                                               

DENVER, CO February 6, 2019 – The Shuman Law Firm announces that it is investigating potential shareholder claims against certain officers and directors of Tivity Health, Inc. (“Tivity” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: TVTY). Tivity provides provides fitness and health improvement programs in the United States.

The Firm’s investigation concerns allegations raised in a purported class action lawsuit filed against Tivity over alleged securities laws violations related to the Company’s contract with UnitedHealthcare (“UHC”). The Company’s Silversneakers program is self-described as the “gold standard in senior fitness solutions”, and provides members with “regular exercise…and social opportunities at more than 15,000 locations nationwide—all at no cost to them.” Silversneakers is Tivity’s flagship product and UHC was the Company’s largest client, providing approximately 15% of annual revenues. However, UHC announced in November 2017 that it would bring the services provided by Silversneakers in house starting in January 2018 in 11 states. Tivity’s stock fell approximately 33% on this news. UHC’s announcement came as a surprise to Tivity investors, despite the fact that news stories report that the Company’s senior executives were aware of UHC’s plan to start its own competitor business, yet did not disclose this information to the Company’s stockholders.

If you currently own Tivity common stock and are interested in discussing your rights, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Kip B. Shuman or Rusty E. Glenn toll free at (866) 569-4531 or email Mr. Shuman at kip@shumanlawfirm.com or Mr. Glenn at rusty@shumanlawfirm.com.


Centene Corp.

The Shuman Law Firm Investigates Centene Corp.                                                     

DENVER, CO February 6, 2019 – The Shuman Law Firm announces that it is investigating potential shareholder claims against certain officers and directors of Centene Corp. (“Centene” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CNC). Centene provides health plans in over twenty states through Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Firm’s investigation relates to the Company’s approximately $6 billion merger with Heath Net, Inc. Following this acquisition, a class action lawsuit was filed against the Company and certain of its senior officers and directors alleging that the Company incorrectly accounted for Health Net’s underperforming health plans, including by understating certain reserves to account for losses in California, Arizona and Oregon. On July 26, 2016, the Company filed a report with the SEC on Form 8K, stating that it was reserving approximately $300 million for losses associated with Health Net’s insurance plan.  Following this news, the Company’s share price fell approximately 8%, leading to a market capitalization loss of nearly $1 billion.

If you currently own Centene common stock and are interested in discussing your rights, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Kip B. Shuman or Rusty E. Glenn toll free at (866) 569-4531 or email Mr. Shuman at kip@shumanlawfirm.com or Mr. Glenn at rusty@shumanlawfirm.com.