CD Projekt asks court to dismiss securities fraud lawsuit

CD Projekt Group asks U.S. court to dismiss the securities fraud lawsuit it's currently facing from Cyberpunk 2077 controversy.

Published Thu, Sep 2 2021 9:28 AM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Sep 29 2021 7:07 PM CDT

CD Projekt Group has asked the US District Court for the Central District of California to dismiss the securities fraud lawsuit the company is currently facing.

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Shareholders have filed a class action securities fraud lawsuit against CD Projekt Group. The suit alleges the games-maker misled investors by purposely withholding Cyberpunk 2077's disastrous performance on PS4 and Xbox One, which led to a controversy that tanked CD Projekt's share value. Investors lost money and incurred damages when shares dropped, paving the way for a securities lawsuit filing. Activision-Blizzard also faces a similar securities fraud lawsuit.

The litigation is moving forward and currently has a lead plaintiff. Four separate lawsuits have been combined into one class action suit, however CD Projekt Group now says it has asked the court to dismiss the case entirely.

"On 12 August 2021 the Company filed a responsive pleading, asking that the complaint be dismissed by the court. In accordance with US court rules, the Company now awaits a reply from the plaintiff," CD Projekt Group said in a recent earnings brief.

CD Projekt then reiterated a point it made when the lawsuit was announced in December 2020: "The Company will undertake vigorous action to defend itself against any such claims."

The lawsuit currently doesn't outline the damages sought by the plaintiffs.

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