Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Walter Investment Management Corp.
WAYNE, Pa., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of purchasers of common stock of Walter Investment Management Corp. ("Walter Investment" or the "Company") (NYSE: WAC) between May 9, 2012 and February 26, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period").
If you purchased shares of Walter Investment and would like to learn more about these claims or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or to sign up online, visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/wac. You may also email Mr. Maniskas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walter Investment is a loan servicer and business solutions provider focused on generating recurring, fee-based revenues from an "asset-light" platform.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company lacked adequate internal controls over financial accounting and compliance with applicable laws; (2) the Company's internal controls were not effective; (3) the Company's financial statements contained false and misleading statements; (4) the Company had failed to disclose material weaknesses in the internal controls of its recently acquired subsidiary, RMS; (5) the Company had overstated the value of its RMS acquisition; (6) the Company was in violation of applicable laws, rules and regulations; (7) the Company's business practices violated consumer financial protection laws, thereby jeopardizing future revenues and profits; and, (8) as a result of the foregoing, the Company's statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On February 27, 2014, the Company announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Form 8-K filing that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a Civil Investigation Demand ("CID") to Green Tree Servicing LLC ("Green Tree"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, requesting information on a broad range of subjects relating to the company's operations.
On this news, shares of Walter Investment fell from $28.28 to $25.90, more than 8%, on unusually heavy trading volume.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than May 6, 2014, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member's claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Under certain circumstances, one or more class members may together serve as "lead plaintiff." Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. You may retain Ryan & Maniskas, LLP or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.
Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm. Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts nationwide. To learn more about the class action process, please visit: www.rmclasslaw.com.
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