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The law firm of Kirby McInerney LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of those who acquired Lordstown Motors Corp. (“Lordstown” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RIDE) securities from August 3, 2020 through March 17, 2021 (the “Class Period”). Investors have until May 17, 2021 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.

Before the markets opened on March 12, 2021, analyst Hindenburg Research published a scathing report on the electric light duty truck manufacturer entitled "The Lordstown Motors Mirage: Fake Orders, Undisclosed Production Hurdles, and a Prototype Inferno." According to Hindenburg, the company's claimed 100,000 pre-orders for its EV truck are "largely fictitious and used as a prop to raise capital and confer legitimacy." Hindenburg further cited significant, undisclosed production delays and a prototype that "burst into flames 10 minutes before the test drive" in January 2021, substantiating claims by former employees that the company is not conducting the needed testing or validation required by the NHTSA. On this news, Lordstown shares fell by 17% in one trading day.

Then, after the markets closed on March 17, 2021, reports emerged that Lordstown disclosed that the Company is the subject of an SEC inquiry for information following the release of the Hindenburg Research report. Then before the markets opened on March 18, 2021, Lordstown's CEO, Stephen Burns, appeared on CNBC and stated "We never said we had orders. We don't have a product yet so by definition you can't have orders." Lordstown shares fell approximately another 9% on this news. 

If you purchased or otherwise acquired Lordstown securities, have information, or would like to learn more about these claims, please contact Thomas W. Elrod of Kirby McInerney LLP at 212-371-6600, by email at, or by filling out this contact form, to discuss your rights or interests with respect to these matters without any cost to you.  

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