Recent Securities Litigations

TAL Education Group American Depositary Shares (NYSE: TAL)

Company Name:TAL Education Group American Depositary Shares
Stock Symbol:NYSE: TAL
Class Period Start:04/26/2018
Class Period End (inclusive):07/22/2021

The Complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that: (i) TAL Education’s revenue and operational growth was the result of deceptive marketing tactics and illicit business practices that flouted Chinese laws, regulations, and policies, and exposed TAL Education to an extreme risk that more draconian measures would be imposed on TAL Education; (ii) TAL Education had engaged in misleading and fraudulent advertising practices, including the provision of false and misleading discount information designed to obfuscate the true cost of TAL Education’s programs to its customers, the creation of fake customer reviews designed to fraudulently lure new customers to TAL Education programs, the misrepresentation of teacher qualifications and course qualities, and the marketing of rigged promotional events; (iii) TAL Education had defied Chinese policies designed to alleviate the burden imposed by tutoring services on students and their families, including by imposing hefty advances and recurring debt payments on course enrollees, by offering courses designed to give affluent students unfair advantages, by holding courses outside of allowable tutoring hours, and by linking for-profit courses to government-mandated schooling; (iv) as a result, TAL Education was subject to an extreme undisclosed risk of adverse enforcement actions, regulatory fines, and penalties, and the imposition of new rules and regulations adverse to TAL Education’s business and financial interests; and (v) consequently, TAL Education’s historical growth was not sustainable or the result of legitimate business tactics as represented, and defendants’ positive statements about TAL Education’s business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and lacked a reasonable factual basis.