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Meta Materials (MMAT) $3M Shareholder Settlement

E.D. New York
Court
1:21-cv-07203
Case number
21 Sept 2020
Class period Start
24 Jun 2022
Class period End
05 Jun 2024
Claim deadline
Meta Materials (MMAT) agreed to settle $3M with investors to resolve claims related to the Torchlight Energy Resources' deal.

Outline:

On September 21, 2020, Meta Materials announced a merger with Torchlight. Executives heavily promoted the merger, assuring shareholders of its benefits. However, after that, the companies were accused of overstating business connections and overall product potential. Due to this news, $MMAT fell significantly, and Meta Materials was hit with the suit from investors.

Timeline:
  • On September 21, 2020: Meta Materials announced a merger with Torchlight.
  • On March 3, 2021: The SEC issued a letter about inadequate disclosures.
  • On March 4, 2021: After the news, $MMAT fell 15.53%.
  • On November 15, 2021: Meta disclosed a SEC subpoena, revealing serious regulatory issues with the merger.
  • On November 16, 2021: After that, $MMAT fell again 3.9%.
  • On January 3, 2022: A stockholder filed a lawsuit against Meta Materials for misleading statements about the merger.
Background:

On September 21, 2020, Meta Materials announced a business combination with Torchlight.

Executives heavily promoted the merger, assuring shareholders of its benefits.

In a press release, they claimed that the merger would provide "shareholders with access to the multi-billion-dollar target market and new applications that are being revolutionized with sustainable technologies" and "will continue to service a clientele of world-class OEM customers for a range of applications in the automotive, aerospace and defense, energy, consumer electronics and medical markets".

However, after all the releases, the SEC issued a letter on March 3, 2021, regarding inadequate disclosures related to the merger.

Following the news, $MMAT fell 15.53% on March 4, 2021.

On November 15, 2021, Meta disclosed a SEC subpoena revealing regulatory issues with the merger. The subpoena asks the Company to provide more information about the merger between Torchlight and Metamaterials for further investigations.

After the SEC subpoena disclosure, $MMAT fell again 3.9% on November 16, 2021.

On January 3, 2022, a stockholder filed a lawsuit against Meta Materials for misleading statements about the merger.

What can investors expect now?

Meta Materials (MMAT) has agreed to settle $3 million with investors to resolve claims related to this Torchlight Energy Resources' deal.

If you were damaged due to this situation, you can file for a payout and get your share of the settlement. You can check if you are eligible and other details in the FAQ section below.
Case Status
Accepting Claims
Alleged Offence
Misleading Statements
Failure to Disclose
Omissions
Suspected Party
Directors
Management
Security Type
Stocks
Trade Direction
Long
Payout per Share
0.015
Filing date
03 January 2022
Lead Plaintiff Deadline
04 March 2022
Plaintiffs
John B. Maltagliati, Todd Targgart, Michael Schultheis
Attorneys
Levi & Korsinsky, LLP (New York, NY), The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. (New York, NY)
Defendants
George Palikaras, Kenneth Rice, Greg McCabe, John Brda
Judge
Hon. Carol Bagley Amon
Administrator
Strategic Claims Services
Court hearing date
21 May 2024
Exclusion deadline
23 April 2024
Objection deadline
23 April 2024
Trades matching type
FIFO
+$3,000,000
Cash Settlement Amount

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Meta Materials Inc

Meta Materials Inc. manufactures and sells various functional materials and nanocomposites. The company products include metaAIR, a laser glare protection eyewear; NANOWEB, a transparent conductive...

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    1431959
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