New Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Rivian of Making Materially False and Misleading Statements

Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian has been slapped with a lawsuit which alleged that the company misled the investors with false claims regarding its business, operations and prospects.

The class-action lawsuit made a number of allegations which included overstating the demand of its Electric vehicles and also not making it clear how it will handle the negative and near-term macroeconomic impacts.

The lawsuit also revealed that Rivian’s business was experiencing reduced demands as well as increased customer cancellations precipitated by inter alia, high interest rates.

The orders had significantly reduced and this has significantly reduced the profits and the manufacturing of vehicles in 2024.

Rivian Faces New Class-Action Lawsuit Alleging Deceptive Statements

The lawsuit also alleged that the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

Rivian’s stock, like all other EV startups, has been tanking and this has angered the investors who saw a major portion of their investments eroded and a number of law firms like Bernstein Liebhard LLP announced this week that it has filed a securities class action lawsuit on investors’ behalf.

The lawsuit stated that the EV manufacturer had violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and has asked investors who had bought shares of Rivian Automotive, Inc. between March 1, 2023, and February 21, 2024, to join its suit.

The company’s stocks have fallen and one of the primary reasons was the high interest rates. Rivian’s products are beyond the reach of an average income household.

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The Rivian’s Electric vehicles target customers were wealthier clients and the spurt in order cancellations means this class is walking away from Rivian’s product.

The stocks of the company were popular for the investors but the reduced demands caused by higher borrowing cost have hit its stock prices badly.

The price war has also affected the EV sector and the company also with its competitors like Tesla has been uniformly affected.

The EV sector marked value has tanked by more than 57% year-to-date.

The chance of a fall in interest rates is not expected since the Federal Reserve will not lower the benchmark interest rate since it could lead to a bout of hyperinflation.

Also another factor which will discourage the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates is the soaring energy prices caused by the war in Ukraine and the Middle East.

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