NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gainey McKenna & Egleston announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Ocwen Financial Corporation ("Ocwen" or the "Company") (NYSE:OCN) during the period between May 2, 2013 through August 11, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").
The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period, Defendants issued materially false and misleading statements and omitted material information from Ocwen's public disclosures, which failed to disclose, among other things, that: (i) Altisource Portfolio Solutions, S.A. ("Altisource") -- a company of which Defendant William C. Erbey, Ocwen's Chairman of the Board, owns approximately 27% of its shares outstanding -- was charging exorbitant fees to Ocwen to enable Defendants to funnel as much as $65 million in questionable fees; (ii) despite public representations to the contrary, Defendant Erbey was personally involved in approving conflicted transactions with Altisource and other related entities which he controlled; (iii) the Company failed to comply with applicable laws and regulations, including lending regulations designed to protect homeowners; (iv) the Company's financial statements during the Class Period were artificially inflated and did not provide a fair presentation of the Company's finances and operations; (v) the Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls; and (vi) as a result of the above, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. In addition, the Company's financial results were artificially inflated during the Class Period, resulting in a restatement of the Company's financial results.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 14, 2014. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Thomas J. McKenna, Esq. or Gregory M. Egleston, Esq. of Gainey McKenna & Egleston at (212) 983-1300, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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