LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$EQBK #ClassAction—The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Equity Bancshares, Inc. (“Equity Bancshares” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: EQBK) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The investigation focuses on whether the Company issued false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose information pertinent to investors. Equity Bancshares failed to maintain appropriate internal controls to assess credit risk. Due to the lack of these controls, a portion of the Company’s loans faced an increased loss risk. In fact, the Company was likely to face losses based on the inappropriate loans on its books. Based on these facts, the Company’s public statements were false and materially misleading throughout the class period. When the market learned the truth about Equity Bancshares, investors suffered damages.
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