This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTY) between April 16, 2013 and August 9, 2013.
The lawsuit alleges that throughout the time period mentioned above the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company concealed the fact that its charging system was defective, causing overheating and melting of the connecting cords. As a result, the Company was liable for repairs, was suffering from customer dissatisfaction, and was experiencing difficulty obtaining both private or government financing to continue operations.
On August 12, 2013 ECOtality issued a press release announcing that it had hired a "restructuring" adviser to evaluate options, including new financing, a possible sale of the Company or bankruptcy filing. On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in in ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTY) between April 16, 2013 and August 9, 2013 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.