Meal delivery service Blue Apron violated federal securities laws by including false and misleading statements in the documents for its initial public offering, an investor claimed in a suit in federal court in New York.

In his Aug. 17 lawsuit, shareholder Rustem Nurlybayev said the company didn’t disclose problems with advertising spending, delayed and incorrect orders, or that a new factory that was supposed to account for production of over half of the meals was experiencing delays (Nurlybayev v. Blue Apron Holdings Inc., E.D.N.Y., 17-cv-04846, complaint filed 8/17/17).

This is the first lawsuit filed in federal court over...