NEW YORK, July 27, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized stockholder rights law firm, announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Piedmont Lithium Inc. ("Piedmont Lithium" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PLL) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Piedmont Lithium securities between March 16, 2018 and July 19, 2021, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). Investors have until September 21, 2021 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.
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On July 20, 2021, before market hours, Reuters published an article entitled "In push to supply Tesla, Piedmont Lithium irks North Carolina neighbors." Among other things, the article reported that "[t]he company […] has not applied for a state mining permit or a necessary zoning variance in Gaston County, just west of Charlotte, despite telling investors since 2018 that it was on the verge of doing so." The article went on to report that "[f]ive of the seven members of the county’s board of commissioners, who control zoning changes, say they may block or delay the project[.]"
On this news, Piedmont shares fell $12.56 per share over the trading day, or nearly 20%, to close at $50.52 per share on July 20, 2021.
The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Piedmont has not, and would not, follow its stated steps or timeline to secure all proper and necessary permits; (ii) Piedmont failed to inform relevant people and governmental authorities of its actual plans; (iii) Piedmont failed to file proper applications with relevant governmental authorities (including state and local authorities); (iv) Piedmont and its lithium business does not have "strong governmental support"; and (v) as a result, defendants' public statements were materially false and/or misleading at all relevant times.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Piedmont Lithium shares and suffered a loss, are a long-term stockholder, have information, 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 Brandon Walker, Melissa Fortunato, or Marion Passmore by email at email@example.com, telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out this contact form. There is no cost or obligation to you.
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