DEADLINE ALERT for PLT, BAX, CTAS, and GDOT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders

1/7, 7:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

BENSALEM, Pa., Jan. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors that class action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Investors have until the deadlines listed below to file a lead plaintiff motion. 

Investors suffering losses on their investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in these class actions at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT)
Class Period: July 2, 2018 - November 5, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 13, 2020

The complaint filed in this class action 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: (1) that the Company had engaged in channel stuffing to artificially boost sales; (2) that the Company’s internal control over inventory levels was not effective; (3) that the Company had not adequately monitored inventory levels ahead of multiple product launches, where the new models would displace demand for aging products; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

Baxter International, Inc. (NYSE: BAX)
Class Period: February 21, 2019 – October 23, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 24, 2020

The complaint filed in this class action 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: (1) that certain intra-Company transactions, undertaken for the purpose of generating foreign exchange gains and losses, used foreign exchange rate conventions that were not in accordance with GAAP and enabled intra-Company transactions to be undertaken after the related exchange rates were already known; (2) that the Company lacked effective internal control over financial reporting; (3) that as a result, the Company’s financial statements were misstated and would likely require correction or amendment; (4) that due to the Company’s internal investigation, Baxter would not be able to file its quarterly report for the period ending September 30, 2019, with the SEC on Form 10-Q in a timely manner; and (5) that as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements about the Company’s business and operations lacked a reasonable basis.

Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS)
Class Period: March 6, 2017 - November 13, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: February 10, 2020

The complaint filed in this class action 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: (1) that Cintas never tracked legacy margins following the G&K acquisition; (2) that the Company has systematically provided guidance with which it would outperform (a "Beat and Raise" scheme); (3) that undisclosed to the investing public, the Company has breached the law multiple times; (4) that as a result of publicly known and undisclosed breaches of law, the Company's Credit Agreement may be jeopardized; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT)
Class Period: May 9, 2018 – November 7, 2019
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: February 17, 2020

The complaint filed in this class action 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: (1) that Green Dot’s strategy to attract “high-value” long-term customers was at the expense of “one and done” customers; (2) that Green Dot’s “one and done” customers represented a significant source of revenues in its legacy segment; (3) that, consequently, Green Dot’s strategy was self-sabotaging; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about its business and operations were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

To be a member of these class actions, you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about these class actions, or if you 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 howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

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Contacts
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Howard G. Smith, Esquire
215-638-4847
888-638-4847
howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com
www.howardsmithlaw.com

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