NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 8, 2020 / The securities litigation law firm of The Gross Law Firm issues the following notice on behalf of shareholders in the following publicly traded companies. Shareholders who purchased shares in the following companies during the dates listed are encouraged to contact the firm regarding possible Lead Plaintiff appointment. Appointment as Lead Plaintiff is not required to partake in any recovery.
Genius Brands International, Inc (NASDAQ:GNUS)
Investors Affected: March 17, 2020 – July 5, 2020
A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in Genius Brands International, Inc. According to the Genius Brands lawsuit defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose material information regarding: (i) Nickelodeon’s purported broadcast expansion of Genius’s Rainbow Rangers cartoon; (ii) subscription fees for the Kartoon Channel!; and (iii) the Company’s growth potential and overall prospects as a company.
Shareholders may find more information at https://securitiesclasslaw.com/securities/genius-brands-international-inc-loss-submission-form/?id=9126&from=1
American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP)
Investors Affected: November 2, 2016 – July 24, 2020
A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in American Electric Power Company, Inc. The filed complaint alleges that defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company covertly participated in the “the largest public corruption case in Ohio history”; (2) the Company secretly funneled substantial funds to Ohio political organizations and politicians to bribe politicians to pass Ohio House Bill 6 (“HB6”), which benefited the Company and its coal-fired generation assets; (3) the Company partially funded a massive, misleading advertising campaign in support of HB6 and in opposition to a ballot initiative to repeal HB6 by passing substantial sums through a web of dark money entities and front companies in order to conceal the Company’s involvement; (4) the Company aided in subverting a citizens’ ballot initiative to repeal HB6; (5) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements regarding the Company’s regulatory and legislative efforts were materially false and misleading; 6) as a result of the foregoing, the Company would face increased scrutiny; (7) the Company was subject to undisclosed risk of reputational, legal, and financial harm; (8) the bribery scheme would jeopardize the benefits the Company sought brought by HB6; (9) as opposed to the its repeated public statements regarding a move to clean energy, the Company sought a dirty energy bailout; (10) as opposed to the Company’s repeated public statements regarding protection of its customers’ interests, the Company sought an extra and state-mandated surcharge on its customers’ bills; and (11) as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
Shareholders may find more information at https://securitiesclasslaw.com/securities/american-electric-power-company-inc-loss-submission-form/?id=9126&from=1
Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ:VXRT)
Investors Affected: June 25, 2020 – July 25, 2020
A class action has commenced on behalf of certain shareholders in Vaxart, Inc. The filed complaint alleges that defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: 1) Vaxart exaggerated the prospects of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, including its purported role or involvement in Operation Warp Speed (‘OWS’), a program which commits the federal government to massive funding for the development of COVID-19 vaccines; 2) Vaxart’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate had no reasonable prospect for mass production and marketing and was not among the companies chosen to receive significant financial support from OWS to produce hundreds of millions of vaccine doses; and 3) Vaxart’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate was merely selected to participate in preliminary U.S. government studies to determine potential areas for possible OWS partnership and support.
Shareholders may find more information at https://securitiesclasslaw.com/securities/vaxart-inc-loss-submission-form/?id=9126&from=1
The Gross Law Firm is committed to ensuring that companies adhere to responsible business practices and engage in good corporate citizenship. The firm seeks recovery on behalf of investors who incurred losses when false and/or misleading statements or the omission of material information by a Company lead to artificial inflation of the Company’s stock. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
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