NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bernstein Liebhard, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors of the deadline to file a motion to serve as lead plaintiff in a securities class action on behalf of shareholders that purchased or acquired shares of The RealReal, Inc. (“RealReal” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: REAL) traceable to the Company’s registration statement. The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California alleges violations of the Securities Act of 1933.
If you purchased REAL securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit RealReal Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, 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 that: (1) the Company’s employees received little training on how to spot fake items; (2) the Company’s strict quotas on its employees exacerbated product authentication issues; (3) consequently, the potential for counterfeit or mislabeled items to make it through the Company’s authentication process was higher than disclosed; and (4) as a result, Defendants’ statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
On November 5, 2019, CNBC published an investigative report that showed that the Company’s authentication process was not as robust as it led consumers to believe. CNBC spoke with “nearly three dozen former employees and obtained internal company documents that show not everything is authenticated by an expert and employees work under strict quotas that lead to fakes being sold on the site.”
On this news, the Company’s share price fell $3.80 or over 19% over the next two trading days to close at $19.37 on November 6, 2019. Since the IPO, and as a result of the disclosure of material adverse facts omitted from RealReal’s Registration Statement, RealReal’s stock price has fallen below its IPO price, damaging investors.
If you purchased RealReal securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit https://www.bernlieb.com/cases/therealrealinc-real-shareholder-class-action-lawsuit-stock-fraud-225/apply or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 24, 2020. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
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