Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) Investor Securities Class Action Lawsuit 07/29/2016

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Fiat Chrysler
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Fiat Chrysler Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit 07/29/2016
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Shareholder Class Action
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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February 20, 2019 - The court preliminarily approved the settlement.

January 31, 2019- Parties filed a stipulation of settlement.

July 29, 2016 (Shareholders Foundation) - An investor in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in connection with certain allegedly false and misleading statements made between October 29, 2014 and July 18, 2016.

According to the complaint the plaintiff alleges on behalf of purchasers of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) common shares between October 29, 2014 and July 18, 2016, that the defendants violated Federal Securities Laws. More specifically, the plaintiff claims that between October 29, 2014 and July 18, 2016 the defendants misrepresented the Company's growth by purposefully inflating FCA's vehicle sales numbers and falsely touting the Company's streak of U.S. monthly vehicle sales growth (on a year-over-year basis).

As detailed in the complaint, the truth about Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's business practices began to surface on January 12, 2016, when an Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV -affiliated dealer filed a lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV US of paying dealers to improperly inflate vehicle sales numbers by reporting unsold vehicles as sold and then reversing those fictional sales during the following month.

On July 18, 2016, several news outlets reported that the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") were investigating the Company's sales practices. On that same day, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV issued a press release confirming that it was cooperating with an SEC investigation into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's reporting of vehicle sales to "end customers" in the U.S., and that the DOJ was also investigating.
O July 26, 2016, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV announced that it had revised the way it reports monthly U.S. vehicle sales – revealing that its much publicized 75-month streak of U.S. monthly vehicle sales growth (on a year-over-year basis) actually ended at 40 months in September 2013.