RM LAW, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) (“Eagle Bancorp” or the “Company”) on behalf of purchasers of the Company’s securities between March 2, 2015 and July 17, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
Eagle Bancorp shareholders may, no later than September 23, 2019, move the Court for appointment as a lead plaintiff of the Class. If you purchased shares of Eagle Bancorp 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 (844) 291-9299 or to sign up online, click here.
Eagle Bancorp was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Eagle Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for EagleBank, Inc. (“EagleBank”), which provides commercial and consumer banking services primarily in the United States.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Eagle Bancorp’s internal controls and procedures and compliance policies were inadequate; (ii) the foregoing shortcoming created a foreseeable risk of heightened regulatory scrutiny and the need for the Company undertake its own internal investigations; and (iii) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On July 17, 2019, Eagle Bancorp disclosed rising legal costs stemming from ongoing internal and government investigations of “the Company’s identification, classification and disclosure of related party transactions; the retirement of certain former officers and directors; and the relationship of the Company and certain of its former officers and directors with a local public official.”
On this news, Eagle Bancorp’s stock price fell $14.30 per share, or 26.75%, to close at $39.15 per share on July 18, 2019.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than September 23, 2019, 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 RM LAW, P.C. or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.