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Federman & Sherwood Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

To join this class action, please complete the following Investor Certification.  


Plaintiff Certifies That:

The following information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief:

1. I have reviewed the Complaint in this action and authorize the filing of this Certification as an exhibit to the Complaint, or any substantively similar complaint or amended complaint to be filed in the future. I retain the law office of Federman & Sherwood, and any other counsel with whom Federman & Sherwood deems appropriate to associate with, to pursue this action on my behalf on a contingency fee basis.

2. If chosen, I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of the class (the “Class”), either individually or as part of a group on behalf of the Class as defined in the Complaint, including providing testimony at deposition or trial (if necessary). I am also willing to participate on an executive committee of shareholders.

3. I made the following transaction(s) during the Class Period in Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) securities (which are the subject of this action) as follows:


4. I did not purchase these securities at the direction of my attorney or in order to participate in a lawsuit under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

5. During the 3-year period preceding the date of this Certification, I have not sought to serve, nor have I served, as a representative to any party or on behalf of any class in any action arising under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

6. I will not accept any payment if chosen to serve as a representative party on behalf of the Class beyond my pro rata share of an award to the Class, or as otherwise ordered and approved by the Court, except for such reasonable costs and expenses directly relating to my service as a representative of the Class and as ordered and approved by the Court.












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Oklahoma City, OK (March 13, 2019) – On March 8, 2019, a securities class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California against Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI).  The complaint alleges violations of federal securities laws, Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5, including allegations of issuing a series of material or false misrepresentations to the market which had the effect of artificially inflating the market price during the Class Period, which is March 8, 2016 through March 7, 2019. According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Bridgepoint’s processes for recording revenue for its Corporate Full Tuition Grant program were inaccurate; (2) Bridgepoint maintained deficient internal controls; (3) due to the foregoing deficiencies, Bridgepoint was prone to and did commit material accounting errors related to revenue, provision for bad debts, accounts receivable and deferred revenue, which resulted in the overstatement of revenue and expenses; and (4) as a result, Bridgepoint’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On March 7, 2019, Bridgepoint announced that it had “determined to restate the Company’s previously issued unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and advised that those financial statements should not be relied upon, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.”  Bridgepoint stated that the process used for recording revenue for the Full Tuition Grant program portion of its student contracts “were not designed with sufficient precision,” leading to “material” accounting errors related to revenue, provision for bad debts, accounts receivable and deferred revenue, which resulted in the overstatement of revenue and expenses.  Bridgepoint also identified weaknesses in internal controls.  Following this disclosure, Bridgepoint’s stock price plummeted by $3.21 per share, or over 34%, to close at $6.22 per share on March 7, 2019.

Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all Bridgepoint Education, Inc. shareholders who purchased common stock during the Class Period and are therefore a member of the Class as described above.  You may move the Court no later than Friday, May 10, 2019 to serve as a lead plaintiff for the entire Class.  However, in order to do so, you must meet certain legal requirements pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

If you wish to discuss this action, obtain further information and participate in this or any other securities litigation, or should you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice or preservation of your rights, please contact:  Robin Hester at rkh@federmanlaw.com

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