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  • SECURITIES CLASS ACTION FILINGS
    2018 Year in Review

    The pace of federal securities class actions continued at near-record levels in 2018. Core filings increased for the fifth consecutive year, while a slight decrease in the number of federal filings related to mergers and acquisitions caused a minor decline from 2017's record total.
    Press Release · Full Report

  • SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION INVOLVING ACQUISITIONS OF PUBLIC COMPANIES
    Review of 2017 M&A Litigation

    Shareholders Challenge Fewer M&A Deals in 2017. Merger objection cases shift from state to federal courts.
    Press Release · Full Report

  • 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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