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    Total settlement dollars in securities class actions hit their lowest mark in 16 years in 2014. The average settlement amount also reached its lowest level since 2000.
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    Although 93 percent of M&A deals valued over $100 million were litigated in 2014, several other key indicators suggest a slowdown. Shareholders brought a smaller number of competing lawsuits per deal and in fewer jurisdictions, challenged fewer deals valued below $1 billion, and took slightly longer to file lawsuits.
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  • SECURITIES CLASS ACTION FILINGS
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    Plaintiffs filed 170 new federal class action securities cases in 2014. While this represents a modest increase from 2013, the size of filings measured by dollar losses decreased dramatically.
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