This investigation is for anyone who acquired securities in Provident Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PVBC) prior to November 17, 2022.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith believes that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith believes that the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith believes that the Company misled investors by telling investors that the Company had sufficient controls in place to insulate the Company from instability in the cryptocurrency markets when the Company, in fact, did not insulate itself from instability in the cryptocurrency market.
On November 15, 2022, Provident announced that it would be unable to timely file its quarterly report for third quarter 2022, but disclosed that it currently estimates a net loss of approximately $27.5 million. The Company explained that is still evaluating the actual level of losses “due to the recent decline in the cryptocurrency mining industry.” On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume. Then, on November 17, 2022, The Bear Cave issued a report alleging that Provident has potentially ballooning bad debt expenses relating to some of its cryptocurrency related loans and transactions. On this news, the price of the Company's stock again 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 Provident Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PVBC) prior to November 17, 2022 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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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
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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.