Kuznicki Law PLLC notifies investors that a class action has commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of shareholders of Pegasystems Inc. who purchased shares between May 29, 2020 and May 9, 2022.
Pegasystems and certain of its executives are charged with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period, violating federal securities laws.
On May 9, 2022, post-market, the Company disclosed that a Virginia state court jury deliberating over a lawsuit brought by one of its principal competitors, Appian Corporation (“Appian”) for stealing its trade secrets and violating the commonwealth’s computer crime law had awarded Appian more than $2 billion for the Company’s “willful and malicious” trade secret misappropriation.
On this news, shares of Pegasystems plummeted from $65.93 per share on May 9, 2022, to close at $52.25 per share on May 10, a one-day decline of 21% that wiped out over $1 billion in market capitalization.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the respective securities during the class periods. Members of the class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action. Appointment as Lead Plaintiff is not required to partake in any recovery.
Shareholders have until July 18, 2022 to request that the court appoint them lead plaintiff.