NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. If you suffered a loss you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.
Altria Group, Inc. (MO)
Class Period: December 20, 2018 to September 24, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: December 2, 2019
The complaint alleges that during the class period Altria Group, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Altria had conducted insufficient due diligence into JUUL prior to the Company’s $12.8 billion investment, or 35% stake, in JUUL; (ii) Altria consequently failed to inform investors, or account for, material risks associated with JUUL’s products and marketing practices, and the true value of JUUL and its products; (iii) all of the foregoing, as well as mounting public scrutiny, negative publicity, and governmental pressure on e-vapor products and JUUL made it reasonably likely that Altria’s investment in JUUL would have a material negative impact on the Company’s reputation and operations; and (iv) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
Get additional information about the MO lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/altria-group-inc-loss-submission-form?from=3&id=4611
Covetrus, Inc. (CVET)
Class Period: February 8, 2019 to August 12, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: November 29, 2019
The CVET lawsuit alleges that throughout the class period, Covetrus, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the Company had overstated its capabilities with regard to inventory management and supply chain services; (ii) Covetrus had understated the costs of the integration of Henry Schein’s Animal Health Business and VFC, including the timing and nature of those costs; (iii) Covetrus had understated its separation costs from Henry Schein; and (iv) the Company understated the impact on earnings from online competition and alternative distribution channels as well as the impact of the loss of a large customer in North America just prior to the Company’s separation from Henry Schein.
Get additional information about the CVET lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/covetrus-inc-loss-submission-form?from=3&id=4611
SmiledirectClub, Inc. (NASDAQ:SDC)
Class Period: investors who purchased SmileDirectClub Class A common stock (a) pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement and prospectus issued in connection with the Company’s September 12, 2019 initial public offering, or (b) during the period from September 8, 2019 through October 2, 2019.
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: December 2, 2019
The complaint alleges SmiledirectClub, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) administrative personnel, rather than licensed doctors, provided treatment to the Company’s customers and monitored their progress; (2) as a result, the Company’s practices did not qualify as teledentistry under applicable standards; (3) as a result, the Company was subject to regulatory scrutiny for the unlicensed practice of dentistry; (4) the efficacy of the Company’s treatment was overstated; (5) the Company had concealed these deceptive marketing practices prior to the IPO; and (6) 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.
Get additional information about the SDC lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/smiledirectclub-inc-loss-submission-form?from=3&id=4611
Plantronics, Inc. (PLT)
Class Period: July 2, 2018 to November 5, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 13, 2020
The PLT lawsuit alleges that throughout the class period, Plantronics, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company had engaged in channel stuffing to artificially boost sales; (2) the Company’s internal control over inventory levels was not effective; (3) the Company had not adequately monitored inventory levels ahead of multiple product launches, where the new models would displace demand for aging products; and (4) 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.
Get additional information about the PLT lawsuit: http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/plantronics-inc-loss-submission-form?from=3&id=4611
Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. There is no cost or obligation to you. If you suffered a loss during the class period and wish to obtain additional information, please contact J. Klein, Esq. by telephone at 212-616-4899 or visit the webpages provided.
J. Klein, Esq. represents investors and participates in securities litigations involving financial fraud throughout the nation. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
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