Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ: ADHD) Investor Securities Class Action Lawsuit 11/19/2014

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Alcobra Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit 11/19/2014
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Case Dismissed
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Shareholder Class Action
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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December 30, 2014 - The court granted the notice.

December 23, 2014 - The plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice.

November 19, 2014 - An investor in shares of Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ: ADHD) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Alcobra Ltd in connection with certain allegedly false and misleading statements made between March 28, 2014 and November 14, 2014.

According to the complaint the plaintiff alleges on behalf of purchasers of Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ: ADHD) common shares between March 28, 2014 and November 14, 2014, that the defendants violated Federal Securities Laws.

More specifically, the plaintiff claims that defendants allegedly misrepresented and/or failed to disclose between March 28, 2014 and November 14, 2014 that its drug candidate Metadoxine Extended Release (“MDX”) did not show a statistical benefit over placebo until patients were removed from Alcobra Ltd’s analysis of the Phase III study, that Alcobra Ltd was presenting it analyses inconsistently, including post hoc analysis outside the original protocols, and that as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements about Alcobra Ltd’s business, operations and prospects, including statements about the clinical success of MDX, were false and misleading and or lacked a reasonable basis.

Alcobra Ltd reported that its Net Loss increased from $1.58 million in 2012 to $10.55 million in 2013. Shares of Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ: ADHD) grew from $6.84 per share in July 2013 to as high as $24.68 per share in October 2013, respectively $23.81 per share in February 2014.

On October 6, 2014, Alcobra Ltd announced topline results from its Phase III study of MDX in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (“ADHD”), and declared that MDX demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in ADHD symptoms. Alcobra Ltd further stated that after removing four patients with extreme placebo responses did MDX demonstrate statistical significance in improving patient symptoms.

The same day an analyst report was published entitled, “Alcobra ADHD Drug Fails Key Study except When Patients Removed From Analysis”.

Then on October 23, 2014, Alcobra Ltd announced the presentation of new data from a Phase III study of MDX in adults with ADHD at the 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Alcobra Ltd also said that “while a complete ITT analysis by ADHD subtypes is still ongoing and was not presented at AACAP, the magnitude of symptom improvement appears to be similar in all subtypes, and the Predominantly-Inattentive ADHD (PI-ADHD) subtype alone did not produce a statistically significant outcome.”

Then, on November 17, 2014, Alcobra Ltd announced that it plans to meet with the FDA and launch a second adult Phase III study in 2015. According to Alcobra Ltd, it is “currently evaluating changes to the design and monitoring of the second trial to control the unusually high placebo response and wide response variability observed in the first Phase III study.”

Shares of Alcobra Ltd (NASDAQ: ADHD) declined from $20.37 per share in late September 2014 to as low as $3.12 per share on November 18, 2014.