SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Seattle Genetics Inc. of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 13, 2017 – SGEN

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NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:

To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Seattle Genetics Inc. (“Seattle Genetics”) (NASDAQ:SGEN) between October 27, 2016 and December 23, 2016.     

You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. If you purchased or otherwise acquired Seattle Genetics securities between October 27, 2016 and December 23, 2016, your rights may be affected by this action. To get more information go to:

or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you.

The complaint alleges that throughout the class period, Seattle Genetics made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (a) its product in development, vadastuximab talirine, presents a significant risk of fatal hepatoxicity; (b) as such, Seattle Genetics had overstated the viability of vadastuximab talirine as a treatment for acute myeloid leukemia; and (c) as a result, the Company’s statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On December 27, 2016, Seattle Genetics issued a press release announcing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had placed a clinical hold or partial clinical hold on several early stage trials of vadastuximab talirine.

If you suffered a loss in Seattle Genetics you have until March 13, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation involving financial fraud, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
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