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Case Status:    ONGOING    
On or around 11/19/2018 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: August 24, 2018

On August 24, 2018, Plaintiff's law firm issued a press release announcing the law suit. According to the press release, on August 20, 2018, Citron Research published a report on twitter alleging that CV Sciences' management misrepresented the status of one of its key patents. According to Citron Research, the Company failed to disclose a rejected patent that the Company "continue[d] to hype." As a result of the Citron report, CV Sciences stock plunged over 63% in volatile trading.

The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period, Defendants made 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 that its Patent #15/426,617: (1) received a non-final rejection from the USPTO on April 27, 2017; (2) a final rejection from the USPTO on December 14, 2017; and (3) as a result of the foregoing, Defendants' statements about CV Sciences' business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and/or misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

On November 15, 2018, the Court issued an Order consolidating cases and appointing Lead Plaintiff and Counsel. The consolidated cases are to be captioned "In re: CV Sciences, Inc. Securities Litigation."


Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs
Headquarters: United States


Ticker Symbol: CVSI
Company Market: OTC-BB
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: D. Nevada
DOCKET #: 18-CV-01602
JUDGE: Hon. Jennifer A. Dorsey
DATE FILED: 08/24/2018
CLASS PERIOD END: 08/20/2018
  1. Block & Leviton LLP
    155 Federal Street, Suite 1303, Block & Leviton LLP, MA 02110
    (617) 398-5600 (617) 507-6020 ·
  2. Leverty & Associates, Chtd.
    832 Willow St. , Leverty & Associates, Chtd. , NV 89502
    775-322-6636 775-322-3953 ·
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