Geron Corporation

Johnson Fistel, LLP Announces That It Has Filed a Class Action Against Geron Corporation

SAN DIEGO- PRNewswire —January 23, 2020

Johnson Fistel, LLP announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all those who purchased or otherwise acquired Geron Corporation (“Geron”) (NASDAQ: GERN) common stock during the period between March 19, 2018 and September 26, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). This action was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, case No. 3:20-cv-00547

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits any investor who purchased or otherwise acquired Geron securities during the Class Period to seek appointment as lead plaintiff. A lead plaintiff acts on behalf of all other class members in directing the litigation. The lead plaintiff can select a law firm of its choice. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later 60 days from today. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact Jim Baker ([email protected]) at 619-814-4471. If emailing, please include a phone number.

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The complaint alleges that defendants: (1) misled investors about the results of a clinical drug study of imetelstat called IMbark; and (2) as a result, defendants’ statements about Geron’s business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

Imetelstat was intended to treat certain cancers that occur in bone marrow, and the IMbark study was designed to ascertain whether imetelstat helped patients with a cancer called myelofibrosis. Geron was developing imetelstat in partnership with Janssen Biotech Inc. (“Janssen”), a division of Johnson & Johnson. On September 27, 2018, Geron issued a press release stating that patients in the IMbark study had shown only a 10% spleen response rate and a 32% symptom response rate. The Company also announced that Janssen had terminated its partnership with Geron for the development of imetelstat.
Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all those who purchased or otherwise acquired Geron securities during the Class Period.

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Contact:
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Jim Baker, 619-814-4471
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  • Plaintiff certifies that:
    • 1. Plaintiff did not acquire the security that is the subject of this action at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to participate in this private action or any other litigation under the federal or state securities laws.
    • 2. Plaintiff is willing to serve as a representative party, including providing testimony at deposition and trial, if necessary.
    • 3. Plaintiff represents and warrants that he/she/it is fully authorized to enter into and execute this certification.
    • 4. If a class action is filed, Plaintiff will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party on behalf of a class beyond the Plaintiff's pro rata share of any recovery, except such reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages) directly relating to the representation of the class as ordered or approved by the court.
    • 5. For purposes of a class action, Plaintiff has made no transaction(s) during the Class Period in the debt or equity securities that are the subject of this action except those set forth below:
  • Acquisitions (include: date shares were acquired, number of shares acquired, and acquisition price per share. Separate each item with a comma. For multiple acquisitions, separate each acquisition with a new line):
  • Sales (include: date shares were sold, number of shares sold, and selling price per share. Separate each item with a comma. For multiple sales, separate each sale with a new line.):
  • During the three years prior to the date of this certification, Plaintiff has not sought to serve or be served as a representative party for a class in an action filed under the federal securities law except if detailed below:

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