STEVENSON, Md., Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a class who purchased Pinduoduo Inc. (Nasdaq: PDD) (“Pinduoduo” or the “Company”) securities pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s July 26, 2018 initial public offering (the “IPO” or the “Offering”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until October 22, 2018 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.

If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in Pinduoduo’s July 26, 2018 IPO. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Act of 1933 by virtue of the defendants’ failure to disclose in connection with the Company’s IPO that Pinduoduo’s controls were ineffective to present third-party vendors from selling counterfeit goods on the Company’s online platform and its revenues and the number of active merchants using its platform were traceable in part to unlawful conduct and thus unsustainable.

According to the complaint, following July 31, 2018 and August 1, 2018 reports that China’s State Administration for Market Regulation was investigating Pinduoduo after reports of third-party vendors selling counterfeit goods on the Company’s group-discounting website, the value of Pinduoduo American depositary shares declined significantly.

If you have suffered a loss in excess of $100,000 from investment in Pinduoduo’s July 26, 2018 IPO and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please contact Brower Piven either by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com or by telephone at (410) 415-6616. Brower Piven also encourages anyone with information regarding the Company’s conduct during the period in question to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.

Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

CONTACT: Charles J. PivenBrower Piven, A Professional Corporation1925 Old Valley RoadStevenson, Maryland 21153Telephone: 410-415-6616 hoffman@browerpiven.com