According to the law firm press release, TrueCar operates as an Internet-based information, technology, and communication services company. The company operates its platform on the TrueCar Website and TrueCar mobile applications. It also customizes and operates its platform for its affinity group marketing partners, including financial institutions, membership-based organizations, and employee buying programs for large enterprises.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements, and failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, prospects and performance. Specifically, during the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) TrueCar's business practices violated unfair competition and deceptive trade practice laws; (ii) TrueCar acts as a dealer and broker in car sales transactions without proper licensing, in violation of various States' laws that govern car sales; and (iii) as a result of the above, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On March 9, 2015, a complaint was filed in Federal Court against TrueCar claiming that car dealers have been injured by the Company's business practices which violated unfair competition and deceptive trade practice laws. On this news, shares of TrueCar fell $0.47, or over 2.7%, to close at $16.50 on May 10, 2015.
On May 20, 2015, a lawsuit was filed against TrueCar in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that TrueCar violates various laws that govern car sales in the state including allegations that TrueCar acts as a dealer and broker in car sales transactions without proper licensing. On the news, shares of TrueCar fell $1.04, or over 6.9%, to close at $13.99 on May 20, 2015.
This case was dismissed with prejudice by the Court on December 9, 2015.