BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased SmileDirectClub, Inc. (“SmileDirectClub” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SDC) Class A common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement and prospectus (collectively, the “Registration Statement”) issued in connection with the Company’s September 2019 initial public offering (“IPO” or the “Offering”). SmileDirectClub investors have until December 2, 2019 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their SmileDirectClub investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to email@example.com.
In September 2019, the Company held its IPO in which it sold approximately 58.5 million shares of Class A common stock at a price of $23.00 per share.
On September 24, 2019, a class action complaint was filed by dentists, orthodontists, and consumers against SmileDirectClub, alleging false advertising, fraud, negligence, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. The complaint disputed the accuracy of several statements in the Registration Statement and highlighted that the Company is subject to litigation for operating as a dentist without proper licensing in several states, as well as other litigation.
On this news, the Company’s share price fell $1.47, or nearly 9%, to close at $15.68 per share on September 24, 2019, thereby injuring investors.
By the commencement of this action, the Company’s stock was trading as low as $12.94 per share, a nearly 44% decline from the $23 IPO price.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that administrative personnel, rather than licensed doctors, provided treatment to the Company’s customers and monitored their progress; (2) that, as a result, the Company’s practices did not qualify as teledentistry under applicable standards; (3) that, as a result, the Company was subject to regulatory scrutiny for the unlicensed practice of dentistry; (4) that the efficacy of the Company’s treatment was overstated; (5) that the Company had concealed these deceptive marketing practices prior to the IPO; and (6) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased SmileDirectClub Class A common stock pursuant or traceable to the Registration Statement, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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