Philadelphia, Pennsylvania--(Newsfile Corp. - May 26, 2023) - Berger Montague advises investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy") (NASDAQ: CGC) (TSX: WEED) on behalf of those who purchased Canopy securities between May 31, 2022 and May 10, 2023, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Investor Deadline: Investors who purchased or acquired Canopy securities during the Class Period may, no later than July 24, 2023, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class. For additional information or to learn how to participate in this litigation, please contact Berger Montague: James Maro at [email protected] or (267) 637-3176, or Andrew Abramowitz at [email protected] or (215) 875-3015 or visit: https://investigations.bergermontague.com/canopy-growth/.
Canopy produces, distributes, and sells a diverse range of cannabis, hemp, and consumer packaged goods ("CPG") products for recreational and medical use. The Company conducts business through subsidiaries and joint ventures, including Tweed, Spectrum Therapeutics, Martha Stewart CBD, and BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc. ("BioSteel"). BioSteel is a sports nutrition and hydration brand originally formulated for professional athletes.
On May 10, 2023, after the market closed, Canopy Growth announced that its audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 and the quarters ended June 30, 2022, September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2022 should no longer be relied upon, and would need to be restated. The Company also disclosed that it "identified certain trends in the booking of sales by the [BioSteel] business unit for further review." The Company specified that "although the BioSteel Review remains ongoing, the Company has preliminarily identified material misstatements" and that "the correction of the misstatements is expected to reduce certain revenues previously recognized." On this news, Canopy Growth's stock price fell $0.18, or 14.8%, to close at $1.04 per share on May 11, 2023, on unusually heavy trading volume.
According to the complaint, Canopy and its senior executives failed to disclose to investors that: (1) material weaknesses existed in the Company's internal controls over accounting and financial reporting; (2) as a result, the Company improperly booked sales of its BioSteel business unit; (3) as a result, the Company's revenue was overstated.
A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. The lead plaintiff is usually the investor or small group of investors who have the largest financial interest and who are also adequate and typical of the proposed class of investors. The lead plaintiff selects counsel to represent the lead plaintiff and the class and these attorneys, if approved by the court, are lead or class counsel. Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Communicating with any counsel is not necessary to participate or share in any recovery achieved in this case. Any member of the purported class may move the Court to serve as a lead plaintiff through counsel of his/her choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an inactive class member.
Whistleblowers: Anyone with non-public information regarding Canopy is encouraged to confidentially assist Berger Montague's investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under this program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to thirty percent (30%) of recoveries obtained by the SEC. For more information, contact us.
Berger Montague, with offices in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, and Toronto has been a pioneer in securities class action litigation since its founding in 1970. Berger Montague has represented individual and institutional investors for over five decades and serves as lead counsel in courts throughout the United States.
James Maro, Senior Counsel
Andrew Abramowitz, Senior Counsel
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