The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Avaya Holdings Corp. (AVYA) Investors
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 5, 2023--
The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired Avaya Holdings Corp. (“Avaya” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AVYA ) securities between November 22, 2021 and November 29, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Avaya investors have until March 6, 2023 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
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On July 28, 2022, Avaya announced the termination of its Chief Executive Officer. The Company also announced that preliminary financial results for its third quarter 2022 fell below previously given guidance and withdrew its fiscal 2022 guidance.
On this news, Avaya’s stock price fell $1.19, or 57%, to close at $0.90 per share on July 29, 2022, thereby injuring investors.
Then on August 9, 2022, Avaya disclosed that there was “substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” The Company also announced that its audit committee was investigating a whistleblower letter as well as the circumstances surrounding its recent earnings report. Avaya also stated that it would not timely file its financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.
On this news, Avaya’s stock price fell $0.51, or 45.5%, to close at $0.61 per share on August 9, 2022, thereby injuring investors further.
Then, on November 20, 2022, Avaya disclosed that there were material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting. Specifically, the Company did not maintain effective controls to ensure effective communication between certain functions and did not maintain effective controls over the ethics and compliance program.
On this news, Avaya’s stock price fell $0.16, or 14.3%, to close at $0.96 per share on November 30, 2022.
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 internal control over financial reporting (“ICFR”) was deficient in several areas; (2) as a result of these deficiencies, the Company had failed to design and maintain effective controls over its whistleblower policies and its ethics and compliance program; (3) the Company’s deteriorating financial condition was likely to raise substantial doubt as to its ability to continue as a going concern; and (4) as a result, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. Follow us for updates on Twitter: twitter.com/FRC_LAW.
If you purchased Avaya securities during the Class Period, you may move the Court no later than March 6, 2023 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you purchased Avaya securities, 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 Frank R. Cruz, of The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California 90067 at 310-914-5007, by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at www.frankcruzlaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
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CONTACT: The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz, Los Angeles
Frank R. Cruz, 310-914-5007
KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEGAL
SOURCE: Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz
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