Hagens Berman urges Twitter, Inc. investors who sold shares while Elon Musk secretly built a large position in Twitter to submit your transactions.
Relevant Selling Period: Mar. 24, 2022 – Apr. 1, 2022
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 13, 2022
Contact An Attorney Now: TWTR@hbsslaw.com
Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) Securities Fraud Class Action:
The lawsuit is brought on behalf of investors who sold Twitter securities between Mar. 24, 2022, and Apr. 1, 2022, inclusive.
Specifically, the complaint alleges that Musk began acquiring Twitter shares in Jan. 2022, and by Mar. 14, 2022 Musk had acquired over 5% of Twitter’s outstanding shares – requiring Musk to disclose his stake in Twitter by Mar. 24, 2022. Musk, however, did not disclose his stake but secretly built it to a 9.1% stake.
On Apr. 4, 2022 Musk belatedly disclosed that he acquired over 73 million Twitter shares, or about 9.1% of the Company. He further claimed his purchases were for investment purposes only and that he agreed with Twitter’s board of directors that he would not acquire a total stake in the Company’s shares exceeding 14.9%.
But, on Apr. 14, 2022, Musk announced he proposed acquiring all the outstanding Twitter shares for $54.20 per share.
“Musk has been accused of recklessly manipulating a company’s share price before, and in this case, we’re focused on selling investors’ lost profits and proving Musk intentionally or recklessly concealed his transactions and misled about his intentions,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation.
Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Musk should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email TWTR@hbsslaw.com.
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Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895