Regional bank BankAtlantic Bancorp filed suit Monday against well-known banking analyst Richard Bove and his firm, charging both with defamation and negligence for mentioning the company in a list of banks that might fail.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based BankAtlantic filed suit in the state court for Broward County, Fla., against Bove and Ladenburg Thalmann, citing a July 13 research note that asked the question “Who is Next?” following the failure of IndyMac Bancorp.