• ACCOUNTING CLASS ACTION FILINGS AND SETTLEMENTS
    2017 Review and Analysis

    Securities class action filings containing accounting allegations rose to unprecedented levels in 2017, according to Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements—2017 Review and Analysis, a new report by Cornerstone Research. There were a record 165 accounting filings during 2017, nearly twice the 88 filed in 2016.
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  • SECURITIES CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENTS
    2017 Review and Analysis

    Total settlement dollars from securities class actions fell dramatically in 2017, even as the number of settlements remained steady. According to the report, the total value of securities class action settlements approved by courts in 2017 was $1.5 billion —the second-lowest amount since 2008 —and a substantial drop from $6.1 billion in 2016.
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  • SECURITIES CLASS ACTION FILINGS
    2017 Year in Review

    The number of federal securities class action lawsuits filed in 2017 reached a record high for the second straight year, according to a new report issued by Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse. The jump was spurred by a sharp increase in lawsuits targeting mergers and acquisitions.
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