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  • SECURITIES CLASS ACTION FILINGS
    2019 Year in Review

    Securities fraud class action filings accelerated in 2019. Filing activity remains elevated well above historical levels by several key measures. This report, which includes expanded data on state court filings from 2010 to 2019, found that Securities Act of 1933 claims in state courts rose to 49 in 2019, a 40% increase from the previous year. Almost half of these had parallel actions in federal court.
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  • SECURITIES CLASS ACTION FILINGS
    2019 Midyear Assessment

    Federal Class Action Securities Fraud Filings Continue at Near-Record Pace. The core filings increase is largely attributable to a delayed effect of market volatility in the last quarter of 2018 and to an uptick in filings in the consumer non-cyclical sector and against internet and high-tech firms.
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  • ACCOUNTING CLASS ACTION FILINGS AND SETTLEMENTS
    2018 Review and Analysis

    Securities class action settlements involving accounting allegations reached the second-highest total in the last 10 years. At the same time, accounting case filings dropped slightly in 2018 but still remained at uncharacteristically high levels.
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