Viatris Inc. Class Action Lawsuit - VTRS

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Case Summary

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The Viatris class action lawsuit seeks to represent purchasers or acquirers of Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) common stock between March 1, 2021 and February 25, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”).  Captioned Taylor v. Viatris Inc., No. 23-cv-00812 (W.D. Pa.), the Viatris class action lawsuit charges Viatris and several of its top executives with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

If you suffered substantial losses and wish to serve as lead plaintiff of the Viatris 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 jsanchez@rgrdlaw.com.  Lead plaintiff motions for the Viatris class action lawsuit must be filed with the court no later than July 14, 2023.

CASE ALLEGATIONS: Viatris researches, develops, manufactures, and sells, among other things, branded, generic, complex generic, and biosimilar over the counter medicines. 

The Viatris class action lawsuit alleges that defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Viatris was experiencing significantly more competition in its United States complex generic business than disclosed; (ii) Viatris was not able to effectively manage its base business or create a stable revenue base; (iii) despite being one of Viatris’ only growth drivers, Viatris was actively planning to divest its biosimilar business to secure enough cash to let Viatris purportedly meet its phase one goals; (iv) Viatris was deviating from the business model it touted throughout the Class Period and undertaking a significant global reshaping of its business which would undermine its ability to achieve stable revenue growth; and (v) Viatris was anticipating less financial growth moving into 2022.  

On February 28, 2022, Viatris revealed that, in light of the prolonged failure of Viatris’ business plan, Viatris announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell its biosimilar business to Biocon Biologics Limited.  Viatris also announced that it was seeking to divest additional business assets and focus on developing products in three core therapeutic areas as part of its global reshaping.  Viatris further announced lower than expected guidance for fiscal year 2022 and attributed the lower than expected guidance, in part, to competition around key core products and price deterioration in certain markets, including the United States.  On this news, the price of Viatris common stock declined more than 24%, damaging investors. 

THE LEAD PLAINTIFF PROCESS: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits any investor who purchased or acquired Viatris common stock during the Class Period to seek appointment as lead plaintiff of the Viatris 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 Viatris class action lawsuit.  The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice to litigate the Viatris class action lawsuit.  An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff of the Viatris class action lawsuit.

ABOUT ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP is one of the world’s leading complex class action firms representing plaintiffs in securities fraud cases.  The Firm is ranked #1 on the most recent ISS Securities Class Action Services Top 50 Report for recovering more than $1.75 billion for investors in 2022 – the third year in a row Robbins Geller tops the list.  And in those three years alone, Robbins Geller recovered nearly $5.3 billion for investors, more than double the amount recovered by any other plaintiffs’ firm.  With 200 lawyers in 9 offices, Robbins Geller is one of the largest plaintiffs’ firms in the world and the Firm’s attorneys have obtained many of the largest securities class action recoveries in history, including the largest securities class action recovery ever – $7.2 billion – in In re Enron Corp. Sec. Litig.

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