U.S. BANCORP SHAREHOLDERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER THEIR INVESTMENT LOSSES
Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired U.S. Bancorp (“U.S. Bancorp” or the “Company”) (NYSE: USB) securities between August 1, 2019 and July 28, 2022, inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover U.S. Bancorp shareholders’ investment losses.
If you purchased securities in U.S. Bancorp between August 1, 2019 and July 28, 2022, inclusive, and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.
U.S. Bancorp provides a full range of financial services, including lending and depository services, cash management, capital markets, and trust and investment management services. It also engages in credit card services, merchant and ATM processing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, and leasing. U.S. Bancorp’s banking subsidiary, U.S. Bank National Association (“U.S. Bank”), is engaged in the general banking business, principally in domestic markets. U.S. Bancorp is the publicly traded parent company of U.S. Bank.
Starting in at least 2015, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), U.S. Bank engaged in unlawful acts and practices when it imposed sales goals on bank employees as a factor in evaluating employee performance. U.S. Bank, and by extension U.S. Bancorp, implemented an incentive compensation program that financially rewarded employees for selling consumer financial products or services. According to the 2022 Consent Order (“the Consent Order), U.S. Bancorp pressured employees to sell more products because doing so was in Defendants’ best interest. In response, employees engaged in unlawful conduct and opened deposit accounts, submitted applications for and issued credit cards, and opened lines of credit linked to deposit accounts without consumers’ knowledge and consent.
Plaintiff alleges that Defendants made materially false and misleading statements throughout the Class Period. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants failed to disclose that: (a) U.S. Bank put sales pressure on its employees that led them to open credit cards, lines of credit, and deposit accounts without consumers’ knowledge and consent; (b) since at least 2015, U.S. Bank and by extension, U.S. Bancorp, was aware of such unauthorized conduct and that it was violating relevant regulations and laws aimed at protecting its consumers; (c) U.S. Bancorp failed to properly monitor its employees from engaging in such unlawful conduct, detect and stop the misconduct, and identify and remediate harmed consumers; (d) all the foregoing subjected the Company to a foreseeable risk of heightened regulatory scrutiny or investigation; and (e) U.S. Bancorp’s revenues were in part the product of unlawful conduct and thus unsustainable.
On July 28, 2022, the truth about U.S. Bancorp’s practices was disclosed when the CFPB issued a Consent Order and fined U.S. Bank $37.5 million for illegally exploiting consumers’ personal data to open sham accounts for unsuspecting customers.
On this news, the price of U.S. Bancorp stock declined 4% to close at $46.12 on July 28, 2022.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than December 27, 2022. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
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