Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly quotes Lou Ciavarra in “Inferences fail to support securities fraud class claim”

A class action, Emerson, et al.v. Genocea Biosciences, Inc., et al., alleges securities fraud could not survive a motion to dismiss, because the plaintiffs did not demonstrate the defendant drug company’s failure to disclose certain clinical test results was a material omission.

In its article, “Inferences fail to support securities fraud class claim,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly quoted Lou Ciavarra as saying:

Louis M. Ciavarra said it was hard to tell if the decision reflected a deficiency at the pleading stage that could be addressed in an amended complaint.

“The court certainly gives a road map on where the gaps are,” the Boston lawyer noted.

Ciavarra concurred that Saris’ willingness to dismiss “demonstrates the high burden plaintiffs have when bringing private securities suits.”

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