CORE SCIENTIFIC, INC. SHAREHOLDERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER THEIR INVESTMENT LOSSES
Core Scientific, Inc.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired Core Scientific, Inc. (“Core Scientific” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CORZ) securities between January 3, 2022 and October 26, 2022, inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover Core Scientific shareholders’ investment losses.
If you purchased securities in Core Scientific, Inc. between January 3, 2022 and October 26, 2022, inclusive, and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.
Core Scientific is a blockchain computing data center provider and digital asset mining company. The Company mines digital assets for its own account and provides hosting services for other large-scale miners. Core Scientific became a public company via business combination with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. (“XPDI”), which was consummated on January 19, 2022 (the “Business Combination”).
Plaintiff alleges that Defendants made materially false and misleading statements throughout the Class Period. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants failed to disclose that: (1) due in part to the expiration of a favorable pricing agreement, the Company was experiencing increasing power costs; (2) the Company’s largest customer, Gryphon, lacked the financial resources to purchase the necessary miner rigs for Core Scientific to host; (3) the Company was not providing hosting services to Celsius Network LLC (“Celsius”), as required by their contract; (4) the Company had implemented an improper surcharge to pass through power costs to Celsius; (5) as a result of the foregoing alleged breaches of contract, the Company was reasonably likely to incur liability and have to defend itself against Celsius; (6) as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s profitability would be adversely impacted; and (7) as a result, there was likely substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
On March 3, 2022, Culper Research published a report about Core Scientific alleging, among other things, that the Company had overstated its profitability and that the Company’s largest customer lacked the financial resources to deliver the rigs pursuant to its contract. On this news, Core Scientific’s stock fell $0.72, or 9.4%, to close at $6.98 on March 3, 2022.
Then, on September 28, 2022, Celsius and related entities filed a motion to enforce an automatic stay and for civil contempt in Celsius’ bankruptcy proceedings, alleging that Core Scientific “has knowingly and repeatedly violated the automatic stay provisions” by refusing to perform its contractual obligations, threatening to terminate the companies’ agreement, and adding improper surcharges. On this news, Core Scientific’s stock price fell $0.15, or 10.3%, to close at $1.30 on September 29, 2022.
Finally, on October 27, 2022, before the market opened, Core Scientific disclosed that “given the uncertainty regarding the Company’s financial condition, substantial doubt exists about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” and that it was exploring alternatives to its capital structure. The Company also disclosed that it held 24 bitcoins, compared to 1,051 bitcoins as of September 30, 2022.
On this news, Core Scientific’s stock fell $0.789, or 78.1%, to close at $0.221 per share on October 27, 2022.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 13, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
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