OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Girard Gibbs LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) regarding possible violations of federal securities laws or other unlawful business practices. Investors who purchased shares of Shopify prior to October 4, 2017 may be affected.
Shopify investors who want to learn more about this class action lawsuit investigation, click here.
On October 4, 2017, Citron Research published a report questioning the sustainability of Shopify’s user growth and asserting that the company’s marketing practices violate Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules. The report specifically references marketing material and promotions distributed by Shopify that called it “the online store for someday millionaires” and claim that members can quit their jobs and become millionaires. The Citron report compared Shopify's business practices to those of Herbalife, which recently paid $200 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges and agreed to an order “prohibit[ing] Herbalife from misrepresenting distributors' potential or likely earnings.”
Following this news, the share price of Shopify plummeted more than 11.5% to close at $103.30 on October 4, 2017.
If you purchased or acquired shares of Shopify and would like to speak privately with a securities attorney to learn more about the investigation and your legal rights, visit our website or contact the securities team directly at (800) 254-9493.
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