Notice and Claim Form Mailed
- 9/10/12: Notice and Claim Form Mailed
January 7, 2013
January 7, 2013
January 18, 2013
Claims Filing Deadline
January 28, 2013
Can I participate in a securities lawsuit if I purchased
additional shares before or after the Class Period?
Yes. Normally, only those shares purchased during the Class Period will be subject to the litigation and have a Recognized Claim amount. However, shares you held prior to the Class Period may be used in matching sales during the Class Period on a first-in, first-out basis.
I acquired shares in my 401(k), IRA account or other
pension plan. Can I still participate?
In many instances, as long as the shares were purchased during the Class Period, you can participate. However, make sure the Plan is not filing a claim on behalf of all Plan purchases. If you are no longer in a Plan, ask the retirement plan administrator whether you should file on your own behalf. You will have to submit sufficient documentation and information of all applicable holdings, purchase and sale transactions.
What should I send in as documentation?
Documentation generally consists of copies of your brokerage statements or purchase and sale confirmation slips verifying the transactional information such as the security, the transaction date, the number of shares, the price per share and the total amount paid or received. The documentation should also show the name of the claimant. If you do not have these types of documents in your possession, you should consult your broker or financial advisor. Your monthly statements should show your holdings just prior to the Class Period and at the end of the Class Period.
What is a CUSIP number and ticker symbol?
A CUSIP number is a code used to identify securities sold in North America. They are 9 characters in length and are alphanumeric. A Ticker Symbol is a unique abbreviation used to identify specific securities that are traded on an open market or stock exchange.
Can I sell my stock after the Class Period and still be
part of the lawsuit?
Yes, in most cases. However, always refer to the Plan of Allocation in the Notice you received. In the majority of cases it is not necessary for you to retain ownership of the stock after the Class Period has expired to participate in the lawsuit.
If I made money on the stock, can I still
That depends on the Plan of Allocation. Sometimes transactions with gains have a zero recognized claim. In some actions, if your overall investment in a certain stock during the Class Period resulted in a loss (realized or not), you may participate in the lawsuit.
If I own a certain stock, am I part of the related
securities class action lawsuit?
Not necessarily. You must look at the Class definition. In some cases, if you purchased shares of the company's stock during the Class Period, you are a class member. In other cases, you may have had to hold the stock on a certain day or during a certain period.
IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. Securities Litigation
The lawsuit claims that Defendants misled investors by issuing press releases and other statements that contained false and misleading information about the financial health of IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. which eventually filed for bankruptcy. The lawsuit claims that as a result of these alleged false and misleading statements, the value of IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. common stock was inflated, and that investors who purchased IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. common stock at these inflated prices were damaged. All Defendants vigorously deny they did anything wrong. On June 7, 2012, Non-Settling Defendant E&Y was dismissed from the Action by the Court; Lead Plaintiffs are appealing that ruling.