According to the law firm press release, USA Technologies provides wireless networking, cashless transactions, asset monitoring, and other value-added services principally to the small ticket unattended retail markets in the United States and internationally. The Company's products include ePort, a device that is used in self-service and/or unattended markets such as vending machines, amusement parks, arcades, car washes, and kiosks to facilitate cashless payments. USA Technologies also manufactures and sells energy management products that reduce the electrical power consumption of equipment such as refrigerated vending machines and glass front coolers.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) there were significant deficiencies in both the design and operating effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting; (ii) the deficiencies, when aggregated, represented a material weakness in internal control; (iii) as a result of these deficiencies, the Company’s procedures failed to identify a large number of uncollectible small balance accounts; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, USA Technologies’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On December 15, 2015, the Court issued an Order appointing lead plaintiff and approving lead counsel. Lead Plaintiff filed an amended complaint on January 19, 2016.
On April 13, 2016, the Court issued an Order granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, and closed this case. Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal on May 13. On September 21, 2017, the Court of Appeals issued an Order affirming the District Court.