BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (“Innovative Industrial Properties” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IIPR) securities between May 7, 2020 and April 13, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Innovative Industrial Properties investors have until June 24, 2022 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their Innovative Industrial Properties investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 14, 2022, before market hours, Blue Orca Capital released a report alleging, among other things, that Innovative Industrial Properties is “a marijuana bank masquerading as a [real estate investment trust (“REIT”)],” and that the Company’s model is “to conduct sale-leaseback transactions with cannabis producers who are otherwise prohibited from borrowing money because of federal regulations.”
On this news, the Company’s stock fell $13.76, or 7.5%, to close at $169.68 per share on April 14, 2022, thereby injuring investors.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company’s focus is to be a cannabis company lender rather than a real estate investment trust; (2) that the true values of the Company’s properties are significantly lower than Innovative Industrial Properties represents; (3) existential issues in its top customers; (4) that as a result, its top customers may not be able to continue making payments to the Company, which would face significant issues replacing these customers; and (5) as a result, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
If you purchased Innovative Industrial Properties securities, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020, by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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