Market Overview

Shareholder Alert: Robbins Arroyo LLP Reminds Shareholders That Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (ACRS) Sued for Misleading Shareholders

Share:

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP reminds shareholders that a purchaser of Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRS) filed a class action complaint against the company's officers and directors for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between May 8, 2018 and June 20, 2019. Aclaris, a pharmaceutical company, identifies, develops, and commercializes therapies for dermatological and immune-inflammatory diseases. Its lead product is ESKATA, a hydrogen peroxide topical solution that treats seborrheic keratosis.

If you suffered a loss as a result of Aclaris' misconduct, click here.

Aclaris Therapeutics Accused of Making Misleading Claims in Video Advertisement

According to the complaint, in May 2018, Aclaris announced the launch of ESKATA, touting the product as the "first and only FDA-approved topical treatment for seborrheic keratosis." Despite positive expectations, Aclaris acknowledged in its 2017 10-K that ESKATA was subject to post-marketing restrictions and that failure to comply with regulations could lead to penalties. In its subsequent filings with the SEC, Aclaris touted its revenue from its sale of ESKATA and consistently assured that there were no material changes in its risk factors. However, in reality, Aclaris' advertising materials for ESKATA minimized its risks and overstated its efficacy, leaving the company vulnerable to regulatory scrutiny. This reality was realized on June 20, 2019, when the FDA issued a letter in response to a direct-to-consumer video interview with a paid Aclaris spokesperson, stating that Aclaris' advertisement for ESKATA "[made] false or misleading claims" about the product's risks and efficacy by failing to mention risk of serious eye disorders or severe skin reactions. Since this news, Aclaris' share price has fallen $3.99, almost 80%.

If you purchased Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (ACRS) securities between May 8, 2018 and June 20, 2019, you have until September 30, 2019, to ask the court to be appointed lead plaintiff for the class.

Contact us to learn more:

Leo Kandinov

(800) 350-6003

lkandinov@robbinsarroyo.com

Shareholder Information Form

Robbins Arroyo LLP is a nationally recognized leader in shareholder rights law. The firm represents individual and institutional investors in shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits, and has helped its clients realize more than $1 billion of value for themselves and the companies in which they have invested. Click here to receive free alerts from Stock Watch when companies engage in wrongdoing.

Attorney Advertising. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

View Comments and Join the Discussion!
 
Don't Miss Any Updates!
News Directly in Your Inbox
Subscribe to:
Benzinga Premarket Activity
Get pre-market outlook, mid-day update and after-market roundup emails in your inbox.
Market in 5 Minutes
Everything you need to know about the market - quick & easy.
Daily Analyst Rating
A summary of each day’s top rating changes from sell-side analysts on the street.
Fintech Focus
A daily collection of all things fintech, interesting developments and market updates.
Thank You

Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-877-440-ZING or email us at vipaccounts@benzinga.com