Hagens Berman Reminds Investors of May 24, 2013 Deadline in Investor Lawsuit against Star Scientific, Inc.; Investigation

  Hagens Berman Reminds Investors of May 24, 2013 Deadline in Investor Lawsuit   against Star Scientific, Inc.; Investigation Continues on Expansion of Class   Period  Business Wire  BERKELEY, Calif. -- April 8, 2013  Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP, a national investor-rights law firm, is reminding investors in Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) (“STSI” or “the Company”) of the May 24, 2013 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed on behalf of investors. The firm encourages those who have suffered losses to contact Hagens Berman Partner Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm’s investigation, by emailing STSI@hbsslaw.com or calling (510) 725-3000.  If you purchased shares of STSI common stock between Oct. 31, 2011, and March 18, 2013, inclusive (the “Class Period”), suffered significant losses and wish to be a lead plaintiff in the pending class action, you may also contact Mr. Kathrein by submitting information at http://www.hb-securities.com/investigations/STSI. Hagens Berman is currently investigating whether this class period should be expanded to begin in February 2011.  Investors who wish to serve as lead plaintiff in the case must move the court no later than May 24, 2013. Any investor during the Class Period may file to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.  On Jan. 23, 2013, The Street published an article calling into question STSI’s claim that John Hopkins University was involved in clinical testing of the company’s nutritional supplement Anatabine. On March 18, 2013, STSI disclosed that it had received subpoenas in January and February of 2013 from the U.S. attorney’s office and was conducting its own internal investigation into possible issues in the trading of its securities as far back as 2006.  Hagens Berman reminds whistleblowers with inside information that rewards may be available to individuals who report information leading to a successful enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the new SEC whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC.  About Hagens Berman  Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP is an investor-rights class-action law firm with offices in 10 cities. The Firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the law firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com. The Firm’s securities law blog is at http://www.meaningfuldisclosure.com.  Contact:  Firmani + Associates Mark Firmani, 206-443 9357 Mark@firmani.com