If you invested in Hesai Group and have substantial losses, or have knowledge that may assist the firm’s investigation, submit your losses »
LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE
In connection with Hesai’s Feb. 2023 IPO and in subsequent filings, the company assured investors that “we are not currently affected by the Entity List or other U.S. export control laws or regulations in any material respect[.]”
But on Jan. 31, 2024, media outlets reported that the U.S. had added more than a dozen PRC-based companies to a list created by the U.S. Department of Defense (“DOD”) to highlight firms it says are allegedly working with Beijing’s military, as part of a broader effort to keep American technology from aiding China. Hesai was among those added to the list known as “Entities Identified as Chinese Military Companies Operating in the United States” or the “Entity List.”
This news sent the price of Hesai American Depositary Shares crashing $1.81 (or about 31%) lower on Feb. 1, 2024 to close at $4.02, 78% below the company’s IPO price.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CASE
- What is the HSAI investigation about?
We are investigating whether Hesai may have misled investors about its potential ties to the PRC military.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- I worked at HSAI. What should I do?
If you were an employee of HSAI, you may have valuable information that could be relevant to the investigation. Hagens Berman is one of the nation’s top whistleblower law firms, and has successfully represented many individuals who come forward with information regarding corporate malfeasance. Under the new SEC Whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, contact Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or HSAI@hbsslaw.com.
- There are multiple law firms participating, do I need to contact all of them?
No, you do not need to contact all participating law firms. Generally, class-action investigations and lawsuits are consolidated into a single case to streamline the legal process, and attorneys from only a few law firms are selected to serve in a leadership role on the consolidated case. Hagens Berman has a proven track record of being appointed to leadership roles in complex, multidistrict litigation regarding investor fraud and other consumer rights issues, and your claim will be handled by attorneys who have helped secure approximately $325 billion in class-action settlements on behalf of individuals who have suffered due to corporate malfeasance and the wrongdoing of other powerful institutions.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
- What is the threshold amount to be eligible? What are “substantial” losses?
The threshold amount and the definition of "substantial" losses may vary depending on a number of factors specific to the case, including the size of the company, market cap, shares outstanding and who holds them and the damages alleged by the fraud. In general, to be eligible to participate in a class-action lawsuit, you must be able to demonstrate that you suffered financial losses as a result of the alleged wrongdoing and that your losses meet the criteria set by the court or law firm. Fill out the form and submit your losses.
CAN I PARTICPATE?
- Am I affected? What do I need to do to participate?
If you were an investor in HSAI, you may be affected and eligible to participate in the case. To determine your eligibility and potential involvement, fill out the form and submit your losses.
- Can any HSAI investor participate?
In most class-action investigations and cases, any investor who meets the eligibility criteria, including purchasing the shares during the relevant period, can participate, regardless of the size of their investment. Fill out the form to find out your rights.
- I bought on a non-U.S. Exchange. Can I participate?
No. This investigation only covers shares bought on a U.S. exchange, i.e. NASDAQ or NYSE. Fill out the form to find out your rights.
- Am I included if I still hold my shares, or do I need to sell to participate?
Participation is based on purchasing shares during the relevant period, rather than your current holdings. Accordingly, you do not need to sell to participate. Fill out the form to find out your rights.