BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Stable Road Acquisition Corp. (“Stable Road” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SRAC, SRACW, SRACU) securities between October 7, 2020 and July 13, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Stable Road investors have until September 13, 2021 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their Stable Road investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 7, 2020, Stable Road, a special purpose acquisition company, and Momentus, Inc. (“Momentus”), a private commercial space company, issued a joint press release announcing that Stable Road had agreed to acquire Momentus in a proposed merger, subject to shareholder approval.
On January 25, 2021, Momentus announced that its Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), Mikhail Kokorich (“Kokorich”) had resigned as Momentus’s CEO “in an effort to expedite the resolution of U.S. government national security and foreign ownership concerns surrounding the Company.”
On this news, Stable Road’s Class A stock price fell $4.75, or 19%, over three consecutive trading days to close at $20.10 per share on January 27, 2021.
Then, on July 13, 2021, after market hours, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement for penalties exceeding $8 million for charges against Stable Road, its CEO, its sponsor, and Momentus. According to the SEC, Momentus “repeatedly told investors that it had ‘successfully tested’ its propulsion technology in space when, in fact, the company’s only in-space test had failed to achieve its primary mission objectives or demonstrate the technology’s commercial viability.” Stable Road repeated these misleading claims without conducting sufficient due diligence.
On this news, Stable Road’s Class A stock price fell $1.22, or 10%, to close at $10.66 per share on July 14, 2021, thereby injuring investors further.
The complaint filed 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) Momentus’s 2019 test of its key technology, a water plasma thruster, had failed to meet Momentus’s own public and internal pre-launch criteria for success, and was conducted on a prototype that was not designed to generate commercially significant amounts of thrust; (2) the U.S. government had conveyed that it considered Momentus’s CEO, Kokorich, a national security threat, which jeopardized Kokorich’s continued leadership of Momentus and Momentus’s launch schedule and business prospects; (3) as a result of the foregoing, the revenue projections and business and operational plans provided to investors regarding Momentus and the commercial viability and timeline of its products were materially false and misleading and lacked a reasonable basis in fact; and (4) Stable Road had failed to conduct appropriate due diligence of Momentus and its business operations and defendants had materially misrepresented the due diligence activities being conducted by the sponsor and Stable Road executives in connection with the merger.
If you purchased Stable Road 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 Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020, by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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