Carbonite, Inc. Class Action Lawsuit
ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP FILES CLASS
ACTION SUIT AGAINST CARBONITE, INC.
New York – August 1, 2019 – Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/carbonite/) today announced that a class action has been commenced on behalf of purchasers of Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB) common stock during the period between February 7, 2019 and July 25, 2019 (the “Class Period”). This action was filed in the District of Massachusetts and is captioned Luna v. Carbonite, Inc., et al., No. 19-cv-11662.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits any investor who purchased Carbonite common stock during the Class Period to seek appointment as lead plaintiff. A lead plaintiff acts on behalf of all other class members in directing the litigation. The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 60 days from today. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, David A. Rosenfeld or Brian E. Cochran of Robbins Geller at 800/449-4900 or 619/231-1058, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can view a copy of the complaint as filed at http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/carbonite/.
The complaint charges Carbonite and certain of its current and/or former officers with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Carbonite is a software company that provides cloud-based backup services, including the Server Backup VM Edition for managed services providers (“MSPs”), which was designed to allow MSPs to protect their virtual data both locally and in their own cloud.
The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the technological quality of the Server Backup VM Edition and its potential to add “meaningfully” to Carbonite’s financial performance for fiscal 2019. Specifically, defendants failed to disclose that: (i) Carbonite’s Server Backup VM Edition was of poor quality and technologically flawed; (ii) Carbonite was receiving poor reviews and complaints from customers about the Server Backup VM Edition; and (iii) the poor quality and technological flaws of the Server Backup VM Edition were acting as a “disruptive” factor throughout the Carbonite salesforce and keeping that sales organization from closing opportunistically on several larger deals during fiscal 2019. As a result of this information being withheld from the market, the price of Carbonite common stock was artificially inflated to more than $29 per share during the Class Period.
Then, on July 25, 2019, Carbonite announced that it was withdrawing the Server Backup VM Edition from the marketplace and consequently lowering its financial projections for fiscal 2019 and 2020. The same day, Carbonite’s Chief Executive Officer announced he was leaving the Company. On this news, the price of Carbonite stock declined more than 24%, from a close of $23.90 per share on July 25, 2019 to a close of $18.01 per share on July 26, 2019.
Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of Carbonite common stock during the Class Period (the “Class”). The plaintiff is represented by Robbins Geller, which has extensive experience in prosecuting investor class actions including actions involving financial fraud.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP is one of the world’s leading law firms representing investors in securities litigation. With 200 lawyers in 9 offices, Robbins Geller has obtained many of the largest securities class action recoveries in history. For six consecutive years, ISS Securities Class Action Services has ranked the Firm in its annual SCAS Top 50 Report as one of the top law firms in the world in both amount recovered for shareholders and total number of class action settlements. Robbins Geller attorneys have helped shape the securities laws and have recovered tens of billions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved victims. Beyond securing financial recoveries for defrauded investors, Robbins Geller also specializes in implementing corporate governance reforms, helping to improve the financial markets for investors worldwide. Robbins Geller attorneys are consistently recognized by courts, professional organizations and the media as leading lawyers in the industry. Please visit http://www.rgrdlaw.com for more information.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
David A. Rosenfeld, 800-449-4900
Brian E. Cochran