NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP ("Scott+Scott"), a national shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, reminds investors that securities class action lawsuits have been filed against Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (NYSE: APHA) and certain of the Company's officers and directors (collectively, with Aphria, "Defendants") regarding the violation of federal securities laws. If you purchased Aphria securities between July 17, 2018 and December 4, 2018, you are encouraged to contact a Scott+Scott attorney at (844) 818-6982 for more information.
Aphria is a global cannabis company based in Canada. Prior to November 2, 2018, Aphria traded on the OTCQB Venture Market exchange under the symbol "APHQF."
The lawsuits allege, among other things, that Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) certain of the Company's recent Latin American acquisitions were worth far less than represented; (ii) the Company was engaged in undisclosed self-dealing; (iii) the quality of Company's cannabis was inferior to competitors; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, certain of Aphria's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On December 3, 2018, Hindenburg Research released a report, titled "Aphria: A Shell Game with a Cannabis Business on the Side." According to the report, "Aphria is part of a scheme orchestrated by a network of insiders to divert funds away from shareholders into their own pockets." In addition, the report found that that Aphria's recent Latin American acquisitions are suspect, it engages in undisclosed self-dealing, and its product is inferior.
On this news, the price of Aphria stock fell $3.39, or over 42%, over the next two trading days.
What You Can Do
If you purchased Aphria stock between July 17, 2018 and December 4, 2018, or you have questions about your legal rights, please contact attorney Joe Pettigrew at (844) 818-6982, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Investors have until February 4, 2019 to move for lead plaintiff.
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