NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Walter Investment Management Corp. ("Walter Investment" or the "Company") (NYSE:WAC) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and docketed under 13 cv 1916 T27TBM, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Walter Investment between May 9, 2012 and June 6, 2013 both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against the Company and certain of its officers and directors as a result of alleged violations of the federal securities laws pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Walter Investment securities during the Class Period, you have until September 23, 2013 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
Walter Investment is a loan servicer and business solutions provider focused on generating recurring, fee-based revenues from an "asset-light" platform. The Company specializes in offering creative, structured solutions to owners of less-than-prime, non-conforming and other credit-challenged mortgage assets.
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; (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 recent acquisition Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. ("RMS"); (5) the Company had overstated the value of RMS; and (6) as a result of the foregoing, the Company's statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On March 18, 2013, the Company shocked investors by disclosing that, based on an evaluation by the Company's Board of Directors and management, "our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, has identified a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting. As a result of this material weakness, management has concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K, our internal control over financial reporting was not effective." On this news the Company's shares fell $8.61 per share or over 20% percent to close at $32.98 per share on March 19, 2013.
On June 6, 2013, the Company reported that, [s] "Subsequent to the completion of the RMS Acquisition, the Company discovered a failure to record certain estimated liabilities to investors relating to servicing errors by RMS." The Company concluded after preliminary review that RMS historical financial statements, and the related reports of RMS historical independent registered public accounting firm, "should no longer be relied upon."
The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.
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