Please complete this form relating to your transactions for Tesla, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) securities between August 7, 2018 and August 17, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
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On August 10, 2018, the initial complaint in this securities class action was filed against Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla” or the “Company”), and Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), Elon Musk, asserting violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act. This is a federal securities class action lawsuit brought on behalf of all individuals and entities who purchased or sold Tesla stock, options, and other securities from 12:48 p.m. EDT on August 7, 2018 to August 17, 2018, (“Class Period”) both dates inclusive.
The complaint (“Complaint”) alleges that Tesla and the Company's CEO violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by issuing false and misleading statements regarding taking the Company private. In particular, and importantly, at 12:48pm eastern standard time on August 7, 2018, the CEO issued a statement via Twitter that "funding" for the deal had been "secured". In reaction to the CEO's Tweet, the price of Tesla's stock soared to an intra-day high of $387.46, $45.47 above the previous day's closing price, closing at $379.57 per share. The Complaint alleges that the CEO was not telling the truth. Rather, he had Tweeted to decimate the Company's short-sellers who were forced to cover their positions over the succeeding days at artificially inflated prices. Indeed, the price of Tesla stock also remained inflated throughout the next day, August 8, 2018.
Current Status of Case:
Lead Plaintiff filed his Motion for Class Certification on September 22, 2020. The Motion is currently being briefed by the parties. A Status Conference is set for March 8, 2022. This action is ongoing.
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