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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 11/20/2017 (Other)

Filing Date: May 05, 2016

According to the law firm press release, First NBC is a bank holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, First NBC Bank.

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse facts regarding First NBC’s business and financial results, including that First NBC had improperly accounted for certain of its tax credit entities, that the carrying value of its investments in tax credits on its books was overstated and these investments should have been marked as impaired and charges taken against them on a more timely basis, and that First NBC had a larger exposure to the oil and gas industry than it had disclosed during the Class Period and had failed to take adequate reserves against this growing exposure. As a result of these false and misleading statements and omissions, First NBC stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period, reaching a high of $42.47 per share.

Then, starting in early 2016, First NBC began to disclose errors its accounting dating back to 2011. On February 1, 2016, First NBC announced that its earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 had significantly underperformed analysts’ expectations, based, in large part, on the Company having taken an $8.2 million tax credit impairment. The price of First NBC stock fell $3.20 per share on this news to close at $27.20 per share. On March 16, 2016, First NBC announced it had discovered errors in its accounting for its Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation tax credit entities that could potentially require the Company to restate its previously reported fiscal year 2015 financial results. As a result of this news, the price of First NBC stock dropped 22%, or $5.33 per share, to close at $19.09 per share on March 16, 2016.

Then on April 8, 2016, First NBC announced that it would be forced to restate its consolidated financial statements for fiscal years 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011, including each of the interim periods within fiscal years 2015, 2014 and 2013 – the Company’s entire reporting history as a publicly traded company – and that the Company’s financial statements for fiscal years 2011 through 2015 could no longer be relied upon. First NBC blamed “an error in the Company’s methodology for the recognition of impairment of its investment in tax credit entities” and disclosed that “the Company had not properly consolidated variable interest entities related to Low-Income Housing Tax Credit entities.” On this news, the price of First NBC stock declined another 2%, or $0.47 per share, to close at $18.65 per share the next trading day.

On May 11, 2017, the Court issued Judgment in favor of Defendants.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Financial
Industry: Regional Banks
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: FNBC
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: E.D. Louisiana
DOCKET #: 16-CV-04243
JUDGE: Hon. Kurt D. Engelhardt
DATE FILED: 05/05/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 05/10/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/08/2016
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Johnson & Weaver, LLP
    110 West “A” Street, Suite 750, Johnson & Weaver, LLP, CA 92101
    619.230.0063 619.230.0063 · contactus@johnsonandweaver.com
  2. Lemmon Law Firm
    P O Box 904, Lemmon Law Firm, LA 70057
    (985) 783-6789 (985) 783-1333 · court@lemmonlawfirm.com
  3. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville)
    58 South Service Road, Suite 200, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville), NY 11747
    631.367.7100 631.367.1173 ·
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COURT: E.D. Louisiana
DOCKET #: 16-CV-04243
JUDGE: Hon. Kurt D. Engelhardt
DATE FILED: 12/05/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 05/10/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 10/20/2016
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (Main office, Philadelphia)
    Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Suite 3300 , Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (Main office, Philadelphia), PA 19103
    215.963.0600 215.963.0838 · info@barrack.com
  2. Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC
    227 2nd Avenue North, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, TN 37201-1684
    615.254.8801 615.254.8801 ·
  3. Labaton Sucharow LLP
    140 Broadway, Labaton Sucharow LLP, NY 10005
    212.907.0700 212.818.0477 · info@labaton.com
  4. The Glorioso Law Firm
    2716 Athania Pkwy., The Glorioso Law Firm
    504.569.9999 504.569.9022 ·
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