An investigation on behalf of current long term investors in LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) shares over possible breaches of fiduciary duty by certain officers and directors was announced and NYSE:LC stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2016 -- An investigation on behalf of current long-term investors in shares of LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) concerning potential breaches of fiduciary duties by certain directors and officers of LendingClub Corp was announced.
Investors who are current long term investors in LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.
The investigation by a law firm for current long term investors in NYSE:LC stocks follows a lawsuit filed recently against LendingClub Corp over alleged securities laws violations. The investigation on behalf of current long term investors in NYSE:LC stocks, concerns whether certain LendingClub directors are liable in connection with the allegations made in that lawsuit.
According to that complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California the plaintiff alleges that the defendants violated Federal Securities Laws. More specifically, the plaintiff claims that between December 11, 2014 and May 6, 2016 Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that LendingClub's internal controls were inadequate to ensure that LendingClub's loans conformed to its customers' criteria, that LendingClub's internal controls were inadequate to ensure that relevant interests in third-party transactions were fully and timely disclosed, and that as a result of the foregoing, LendingClub's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On December 11, 2015, it was reported that "the California Department of Business Oversight, which oversees securities and lending activity in that state, sent requests to 14 companies for details about their lending practices, investors and business models." It was then reported that on December 14 a spokesman for the Department of Business Oversight, sent out an email naming LendingClub as one of the 14 companies.
On May 9, 2016, LendingClub Corp disclosed that on May 6, 2016, the Company's Board of Directors had accepted the resignation of Renaud Laplanche as the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"). LendingClub Corp reported that Renaud Laplanche's resignation was precipitated by an internal review that found that the Company had sold $22 million in loans, made to consumers with low credit scores, to a single investor (later reported to be Jefferies LLC ("Jefferies")), in violation of the investor's "express instructions." LendingClub Corp also disclosed "a failure to inform the board's Risk Committee of personal interests held in a third party fund while the Company was contemplating an investment in the same fund."
It was subsequently reported that Renaud Laplanche had failed to fully disclose a personal interest he held in Cirrix Capital while the Company was contemplating investing in the fund—an investment that Renaud Laplanche had himself proposed to LendingClub's risk-management committee—and that LendingClub Board Member John Mack also held an undisclosed interest in Cirrix Capital.
On May 9, 2016, post-market, news outlets reported that the SEC was investigating LendingClub's disclosures.
On May 10, 2016, news outlets reported that Goldman Sachs and Jefferies had halted their purchases of LendingClub loans. That same day, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a White Paper describing the online lending industry as "untested" and calling for more regulation. Shares of LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) declined on May 16, 2016, to as low as $3.59 per share.
ON July 15, 2016 NYSE:LC shares closed at $4.49 per share.
Those who purchased shares of LendingClub Corp have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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