updated 9/7/2010 8:46:07 AM ET 2010-09-07T12:46:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. today announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of America Apparel, Inc. ("American Apparel") (AMEX:APP) stock during the period from December 20, 2006 to August 17, 2010 (the "Class Period").

To join the American Apparel class action, go to the website at http://www.rosenlegal.com or call Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653, or you may also email lrosen@rosenlegal.com or pkim@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. You can obtain a copy of the complaint from the clerk of court or you may contact counsel for plaintiffs Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email lrosen@rosenlegal.com or pkim@rosenlegal.com.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY CHOOSE TO DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT AND REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER.

The Complaint asserts that during the Class Period, defendants misrepresented American Apparel's hiring practices and the impact of such practices on the Company's business and financial performance. The Company's hiring practices were improper and beginning in July 2009, American Apparel revealed that it was being investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency regarding the Company's compliance with U.S. immigration law. On August 17, 2010, the Company announced it expected to report a loss of $5 million to $7 million in the second quarter of 2010 on net sales of $132 million to $143 million. According to the announcement, a significant factor in such losses was "lower labor efficiency at the Company's production facilities in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the prior year period. The lower labor efficiency was primarily a result of the hiring of over 1,600 net new manufacturing workers during the second quarter of 2010." As a result, the Complaint alleges that the price of American Apparel stock declined, damaging investors.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed on behalf of American Apparel shareholders. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 25, 2010. If you wish to join the litigation or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact plaintiff's counsel, Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip Kim, Esq. of The Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at lrosen@rosenlegal.com or pkim@rosenlegal.com.  

The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation.

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