NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP regarding the In re: Altisource Portfolio Solutions, S.A. Securities Litigation, Case 14-81156 CIV-WPD (S.D. Fla.).
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
In re: Altisource Portfolio Solutions, S.A. Securities Litigation, Case 14-81156 CIV-WPD
SUMMARY NOTICE OF (I) PENDENCY OF CLASS ACTION, CERTIFICATION OF SETTLEMENT CLASS, and PROPOSED SETTLEMENT; (II) SETTLEMENT HEARING; AND (III) MOTION FOR AN AWARD OF ATTORNEYS' FEES AND REIMBURSEMENT OF LITIGATION EXPENSES
TO: All persons or entities who or which purchased or otherwise acquired Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. ("Altisource") common stock during the period from April 25, 2013 through December 21, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period"), and were damaged thereby (the "Settlement Class"):
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. YOUR RIGHTS WILL BE AFFECTED BY A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT PENDING IN THIS COURT.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and an Order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, that the above-captioned litigation (the "Action") has been certified as a class action on behalf of the Settlement Class, except for certain persons and entities who are excluded from the Settlement Class by definition as set forth in the full printed Notice of (I) Pendency of Class Action, Certification of Settlement Class, and Proposed Settlement; (II) Settlement Hearing; and (III) Motion for an Award of Attorneys' Fees and Reimbursement of Litigation Expenses (the "Notice").
YOU ARE ALSO NOTIFIED that the Lead Plaintiffs in the Action, on behalf of themselves and the other members of the Settlement Class, have reached a proposed settlement of the Action for $32,000,000 in cash (the "Settlement"). If the Settlement is approved by the Court, it will resolve all claims in the Action.
A hearing will be held on May 30, 2017 at 1:15 p.m., before the Honorable William P. Dimitrouleas at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse, Courtroom 205B, 299 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, to determine (i) whether the proposed Settlement should be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate; (ii) whether the Action should be dismissed with prejudice against Defendants, and the Releases specified and described in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated February 8, 2017 (and in the Notice) should be granted; (iii) whether the proposed Plan of Allocation should be approved as fair and reasonable; and (iv) whether Lead Counsel's application for an award of attorneys' fees and reimbursement of Litigation Expenses should be approved.
If you are a member of the Settlement Class, your rights will be affected by the pending Action and the Settlement, and you may be entitled to share in the Settlement Fund. If you have not yet received the Notice and Claim Form, you may obtain copies of these documents by contacting the Claims Administrator at Altisource Securities Litigation, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 10361, Dublin, OH 43017-5561, by toll-free phone at (888) 320-9983, or by email at info@AltisourceSecuritiesLitigation.com. Copies of the Notice and Claim Form can also be downloaded from the website maintained by the Claims Administrator, www.AltisourceSecuritiesLitigation.com.
If you are a member of the Settlement Class, in order to be eligible to receive a payment under the proposed Settlement, you must submit a Claim Form postmarked no later than July 11, 2017. If you are a member of the Settlement Class and do not submit a proper Claim Form, you will not be eligible to share in the distribution of the net proceeds of the Settlement, but you will nevertheless be bound by any judgments or orders entered by the Court in the Action.
If you are a member of the Settlement Class and wish to exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, you must submit a request for exclusion such that it is received no later than May 9, 2017, in accordance with the instructions set forth in the Notice. If you properly exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, you will not be bound by any judgments or orders entered by the Court in the Action and you will not be eligible to share in the proceeds of the Settlement.
Any objections to the proposed Settlement, the proposed Plan of Allocation, or Lead Counsel's motion for attorneys' fees and reimbursement of Litigation Expenses, must be filed with the Court and delivered to Lead Counsel and Representative Settling Defendants' Counsel such that they are received no later than May 9, 2017, in accordance with the instructions set forth in the Notice.
Please do not contact the Court, the Clerk's office, Altisource, or Defendants' counsel regarding this notice. All questions about this notice, the proposed Settlement, or your eligibility to participate in the Settlement should be directed to the Claims Administrator or Lead Counsel.
Requests for the Notice and Claim Form should be made to:
Inquiries, other than requests for the Notice and Claim Form, should be made to Lead Counsel:
Hannah G. Ross, Esq.
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By Order of the Court
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