AT&T Inc. Class Action Lawsuit - T
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The AT&T class action lawsuit seeks to represent purchasers or acquirers of publicly traded AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) securities between November 2, 2018 and July 26, 2023, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The AT&T class action lawsuit charges AT&T and certain of its top current and former executive officers with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The first-filed complaint is captioned Brazinsky v. AT&T Inc., No. 23-cv-03996 (D.N.J.). A subsequently filed case is captioned General Retirement System of the City of Detroit v. AT&T Inc., No. 23-cv-07351 (D.N.J.).
If you suffered substantial losses and wish to serve as lead plaintiff of the AT&T class action lawsuit, please provide your information in the form on this page. You can also contact attorney J.C. Sanchez of Robbins Geller by calling 800/449-4900 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Lead plaintiff motions for the AT&T class action lawsuit must be filed with the court no later than September 26, 2023.
CASE ALLEGATIONS: AT&T is a multinational telecommunications holding company.
The AT&T class action lawsuit alleges that defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) AT&T owns telecommunications cables around the country that are highly toxic due to their being wrapped in lead, and which harm AT&T employees and non-employees alike; (ii) AT&T faces potentially significant litigation risk, regulatory risk, and reputational harm as a result of its ownership of these lead-covered cables and the health risks stemming from their presence around the United States; and (iii) AT&T was warned about the damage and risks presented by these cables but did not disclose them as a potential threat to employee safety or to everyday people and communities.
On July 9, 2023, The Wall Street Journal released an article titled “America is Wrapped in Miles of Toxic Lead Cables” which detailed how “[t]elecom companies laid them (toxic lead cables) decades ago and thousands were left behind, posing a hidden health hazard today.” The article further detailed how AT&T and other telecommunications companies “have known about the lead-covered cables and the potential risks of exposure to their workers” and that “lead was potentially leaching into the environment.” On this news, the price of AT&T stock declined.
Then, on July 14, 2023, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “‘I was Really Sick, and I Didn’t Know From What,’” which detailed, among other things, health problems suffered by current and former AT&T employees as a result of their exposure to objects covered in lead. On this news, the price of AT&T stock declined more than 4%.
Thereafter, on July 17, 2023, The Wall Street Journal published articles titled “Environmental Groups Ask EPA to Shield Public From Abandoned Lead Cables” and “Telecom Stocks Extend Losses After WSJ Toxic Lead Investigation” that further detailed the fallout from The Wall Street Journal’s July 9 article, including how AT&T and other telecommunications companies had come under scrutiny from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Federal Communications Commission. On this news, the price of AT&T stock declined more than 6%.
Finally, on July 26, 2023, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Justice Department and EPA Probe Telecom Companies Over Lead Cables” that detailed further regulatory scrutiny focused on AT&T and other telecommunications companies, including from federal agencies as well as state and local governments. On this news, the price of AT&T stock declined, further damaging investors.
THE LEAD PLAINTIFF PROCESS: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits any investor who purchased or acquired publicly traded AT&T securities during the Class Period to seek appointment as lead plaintiff of the AT&T class action lawsuit. A lead plaintiff is generally the movant with the greatest financial interest in the relief sought by the putative class who is also typical and adequate of the putative class. A lead plaintiff acts on behalf of all other class members in directing the AT&T class action lawsuit. The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice to litigate the AT&T class action lawsuit. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff of the AT&T class action lawsuit.
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