This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Athira Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHA) from September 18, 2020 through June 24, 2021.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, in the Prospectus to the Company's IPO, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company misled investors by failing to state, in the IPO, that the the Company's CEO doctored the research on which the Company bases its intellectual property.
On June 17, 2021, after the market closed, Athira announced that it had placed its president and Chief Executive Officer, Leen Kawas, on leave pending a review of actions stemming from doctoral research Dr. Kawas conducted while at Washington State University. According to media reports, the investigation concerned scientific papers Dr. Kawas had authored in which multiple images appeared to have been manipulated. As a result, the stock price dropped precipitously and currently trades at a lower price than it did at the time of the Company's IPO.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Athira Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHA) from September 18, 2020 through June 24, 2021 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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I, the Plaintiff, certify that:
1. I have reviewed the Complaint and authorized its filing.
2. Plaintiff did not purchase the security that is the subject of this
action, at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to
participate in any private action arising under this title.
3. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class
and will testify at deposition and trial, if necessary.
4. My transactions in the securities, which are the subject of this
action, during the Class Period set forth in the Complaint are as
5. I have not served as a representative party on behalf of a class
under the federal security laws during the last three years, except
if detailed below.
6. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party,
except to receive my pro rata share of any recovery or as ordered
or approved by the court including the award to a representative
plaintiff of reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages)
directly relating to the representation of the class.
agreement and retain the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and its associates to proceed on Plaintiff's behalf, on a contingent fee basis. If I am executing this agreement on behalf of an institution, I further certify that I am authorized to execute this agreement on behalf of the institution.