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Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Marinus” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: MRNS) securities between March 17, 2021 and May 7, 2024, inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover Marinus shareholders’ investment losses.

If you purchased securities in Marinus between March 17, 2021 and May 7, 2024, inclusive, and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.

Marinus describes itself as a “commercial-stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of seizure disorders, including rare genetic epilepsies and status epilepticus, which includes the use of ZTALMY® (ganaxolone).”  Pertinent to this action is the Randomized Therapy in Status Epilepticus trial (RAISE), which the Company has described as a “pivotal Phase 3 trial in refractory status epilepticus (RSE) patients.”

According to the Complaint, Defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (i) Defendants understated the risk of failure to meet the early-stopping criteria in the RAISE trial; and (ii) a possible consequence of failing to meet the early stopping criteria in the RAISE trial would be that Marinus would stop the separate Phase 3 RAISE II trial.

On April 15, 2024, before the market opened, Marinus revealed that the RAISE trial had not met early stopping criteria and that the Company would implement cost-saving measures.

On this news, Marinus’ stock price fell over 82%, to close at $1.30 per share on April 15, 2024.

Then, on May 8, 2024, before the market opened, Marinus announced cost cutting measures including: (i) stopping clinical trial enrollment in the RAISE and RAISE II trials; (ii) deferring IV ganaxolone manufacturing investments; (iii) reducing the Company’s workforce by approximately 20%; (iv) additional cost reductions across both R&D and general and administrative (G&A) functions; and (v) other operational changes to increase overall efficiency of the Company’s operations.

On this news, Marinus’ stock price fell almost 9%, closing at $1.43 per share on May 8, 2024.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than August 5, 2024. 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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