|Company:||First American Corporation|
|Ticker Symbol:||NYSE: FAF|
|Class Period:||Apr-26-06 to Nov-06-07|
|Lead Plaintiff Deadline:||Aug-25-08|
|Court:||Southern District, NY|
The Complaint alleges that, during the Class Period, First American and certain of the Company's officers and directors engaged in an illegal scheme with Washington Mutual, Inc. ("WaMu"), whereby the defendants, through First American's real estate subsidiary, eAppraiseIT LLC, prepared artificially inflated appraisals of homes for use in connection with mortgages issued by WaMu. During the Class Period, in quarterly earnings reports, the Company's management reported increased earnings from appraisal fees and reassured investors that internal controls were adequate. The Complaint alleges that First American's fees from the improper appraisals resulted in the Company overstating its gross profit margins and net income during the Class Period and that throughout the Class Period the defendants made false and misleading statements regarding the Company's internal controls and financial performance.
If you acquired the securities of the defendants during the Class Period you may, no later than the Lead Plaintiff Deadline shown above, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff through counsel of your choice. You may also choose to remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff must meet certain requirements.