Puffery Statements and Investor Relations

Posted by Adi Osovsky on Nov 24, 2015 2:05:08 PM


When J.C. Penney stated in investor communications that “supplier relationships remain as strong as ever” was the company being hopeful or factual? Further, could that kind of statement get a company in trouble? According to U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell in a recent proposed class action against J.C. Penney, it certainly may.[1]

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