October 31, 2019. Parties in the Banc of California securities matter (Central District of California) reached an agreement to settle the case for $19.75 million. Plaintiffs had alleged material misrepresentations and omissions regarding business relationships between the Company, its executives, and a convicted securities fraudster. Professor Steven Feinstein of Babson College and Crowninshield Financial Research provided expert analysis on loss causation and damages and responded to defendants’ argument that the stock was manipulated by short sellers.
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