Securities class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors in First American Financial Corporation (“First American” or the ”Company“) (NYSE: FAF). If you purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of First American between February 17, 2017 and October 22, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”), you may move the court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than December 24, 2020.
You may retain Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action. Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms, Lieff Cabraser is committed to safeguarding the rights of investors and upholding the integrity of the market. We have significant experience and a successful track record of representing institutional and individual investors in securities and financial fraud litigation.
First American investors who wish to learn more about the litigation and how to seek appointment as lead plaintiff should use the form below or contact Sharon M. Lee of Lieff Cabraser toll-free at 1-800-541-7358.
Background on the First American Securities Class Litigation
First American, headquartered in Santa Ana, California, provides financial services through its title insurance and services segment and its specialty insurance segment. The action alleges that, during the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that (1) the Company failed to implement security standards to protect its customers’ confidential personal and other information, and (2) the Company faced an increased risk of cybersecurity failures as a result of its automation and efficiency initiatives.
On May 24, 2019, the data security news website, www.KrebsOnSecurity.com, reported a massive leak of “hundreds of millions of [customer] documents” by First American. First American’s website exposed approximately 885 million files, “including bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images.” On this news, the price of First American stock fell $3.46 per share, or over 6%, from its closing price of $55.26 on May 24, 2019, to close at $51.80 on May 28, 2019, on unusually heavy trading volume.
On October 22, 2020, following the close of the market, First American filed its third quarter of 2020 Form 10-Q with the SEC, revealing that the Company had received a Wells Notice from the SEC enforcement staff regarding the security breach. According to the notice, “[t]he SEC enforcement staff is questioning the adequacy of disclosures the Company made at the time of the incident and the adequacy of its disclosure controls…[and] has made a preliminary determination to recommend a filing of an enforcement action by the SEC against the Company.” On this news, the price of First American stock fell $4.83 per share, or more than 9%, from its closing price of $51.58 on October 21, 2020, to close at $46.75 per share on October 22, 2020, on extremely heavy trading volume.
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