Recent Securities Litigations
Grand Canyon Education Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ: LOPE)
According to the Complaint, Grand Canyon Education, Inc. is an education services company. The claims alleged in this case arise from Defendants’ misrepresentations and omissions regarding Grand Canyon’s spin-off of its education assets to become purported non-profit, independent entity Grand Canyon University (“GCU”).
The Complaint alleges that during the Clas Period, the Company’s statements were materially false and misleading because following the spin-off, (i) GCU was not a proper non-profit organization as it remained under the control of Grand Canyon, (ii) Grand Canyon was not a third-party service provider to GCU but rather continued to effectively operate the entity, (iii) Grand Canyon employees served as executives of GCU, and (iv) GCU functioned as an off-balance-sheet entity to which Grand Canyon was able to funnel expenses and costs in exchange for a disproportionate amount of revenue, thereby inflating Grand Canyon’s financial results.