19 Days Remain before May 24, 2013, Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Investor Lawsuit against Star Scientific Inc., Hagens Berman

  19 Days Remain before May 24, 2013, Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Investor
  Lawsuit against Star Scientific Inc., Hagens Berman Reminds Investors

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BERKELEY, Calif. -- May 06, 2013

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a national investor-rights law firm, today
reminded investors that only 19 days remain before the May 24, 2013, lead
plaintiff deadline in a lawsuit filed on their behalf against Star Scientific,
Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) (“STSI” or “the Company”). Those who have suffered losses
are encouraged to contact Hagens Berman Partner Reed Kathrein, who is leading
the firm’s investigation, by emailing STSI@hbsslaw.com or calling (510)
725-3000.

STSI investors who purchased stock in the company 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 may also contact
Mr. Kathrein by submitting information at
http://www.hb-securities.com/investigations/STSI.

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 alleging that STSI misled
investors regarding claims that Johns Hopkins University took part in the
clinical testing of the company’s nutritional supplement Anatabine. The same
article quoted a Johns Hopkins spokesperson who confirmed the university had
no official involvement with STSI.

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
 
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