Lender Processing Services, Inc.
ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP FILES CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES, INC.
Boca Raton – November 23, 2010 – Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”) (http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/ips/) today announced that a class action has been commenced on behalf of an institutional investor in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Lender Processing Services, Inc. (“LPS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: LPS) between July 29, 2009 and October 4, 2010, inclusive (the “Class Period”), seeking to pursue remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 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 plaintiff’s counsel, David J. George of Robbins Geller at 800/449-4900 or 619/231-1058, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a member of this Class, you can view a copy of the complaint as filed or join this class action online at http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/lps/. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
The complaint charges LPS and certain of its officers and executives with violations of the Exchange Act. LPS operates in the mortgage industry and is the industry’s number one provider of mortgage processing services, settlement services and default solutions, and the nation’s leading provider of integrated data, servicing and technology solutions for mortgage lenders.
The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, defendants failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s true financial condition, business and prospects. Specifically, the complaint alleges that defendants failed to disclose: (i) that the Company had engaged in improper and deceptive business practices; (ii) that the Company’s subsidiary Docx had been falsifying documents through the use of robo signers; (iii) that the Company had engaged in improper fee sharing arrangements with foreclosure attorneys and/or law firms, including, but not limited to, undisclosed contractual arrangements for impermissible legal fee splitting, which are camouflaged as various types of fees; (iv) as a result of the Company’s deceptive business practices, the Company reported misleading financial results; and (v) further, as a result of the foregoing, at all relevant times, the Company’s financial outlook lacked a reasonable basis.
On October 4, 2010, in response to continued media reports and government investigations calling into question the Company’s default-related services that LPS provides to mortgage lenders and services, LPS issued a press release commenting on what it considered “mischaracterizations of its services.” As a result, the market learned that LPS’ business practices were potentially deceptive and fraudulent, causing the price of LPS stock to plummet an additional $2.72, or 8.6% per share, on October 4, 2010, to close at $28.76 per share. The price of LPS stock fell another $1.45, or 5.04%, on October 5, 2010, to close at $27.31 per share, on unusually heavy trading volume.
Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of the common stock of LPS during the Class Period (the “Class”). The plaintiff is represented by Robbins Geller, which has expertise in prosecuting investor class actions and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud.
Robbins Geller, a 180-lawyer firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Boca Raton, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Atlanta, is active in major cases pending in federal and state courts throughout the United States and has taken a leading role in many important actions on behalf of defrauded investors, consumers, and companies, as well as victims of human rights violations. The Robbins Geller Web site (http://www.rgrdlaw.com) has more information about the firm. Contact: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP David J. George, 800-449-4900 email@example.com