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STUDIES & PAPERS: SECURITIES LAW REVIEW
How Protective is D&O Insurance in Securities Class Actions? - Part I:
How much protection does D&O insurance provide in securities class actions? When a securities class action settles, how much of the settlement is typically paid by the insurer, how much by the company, and how much by officers and directors? What factors influence relative contributions?
By Michael Klausner and Jason Hegland, 23 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (Feb. 2010)
When are Securities Class Actions Dismissed, When Do They Settle, and For How Much? - Part II:
How much protection does D&O insurance provide in securities class actions? When a securities class action settles, how much of the settlement is typically paid by the insurer, how much by the company, and how much by officers and directors?
By Michael Klausner and Jason Hegland, 23 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (Mar. 2010)
Outside Director Liability:
It is well known that approximately one third of securities class action suits are dismissed, two-thirds settle, and hardly any go to trial. There is also abundant data on mean and median settlement amounts. But a lot remains unknown about the detail underlying these basic numbers.
By Bernard S. Black, Brian R. Cheffins & Michael Klausner (Mar. 2006)
with Multiple Personality Disorders:
The Value of Ambiguity in Statutory Design and Interpretation.
By Joseph A. Grundfest & A.C. Pritchard (Feb. 2002)
Class Action Settlements: An Empirical Analysis
This study presents descriptive statistics of the most comprehensive
database of settlements of securities class actions. By Mukesh
Bajaj, Sumon C. Mazumdar and Atulya Sarin (Nov. 2000)
Section 21D(b)(2) of PSLRA of 1995: Pleading Securities Fraud
This section sustains that a complaint alleging securities
fraud must "state with particularity facts giving rise to
a strong inference that the defendant acted with the required
state of mind." Analysis and presentation of the argument
by Elliott J. Weiss, Charles E. Ares and James E. Rogers (Oct.
of Forward-Looking Disclosures "Disintermediation"
is occurring in a broad range of industry sectors... This
is a Practicing Law Institute Article written by Steven E.
Bochner in the Corporate Law and Practice Course Handbook
Series (Aug. 2000)
Litigation Reform: The First Year's Experience
A Statistical and Legal Analysis of Class Action Securities
Fraud Litigation Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995 by Joseph A. Grundfest and Michael A. Perino (Feb.1997)
We Know and Ten Things We Don't Know About the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
, Joint Written Testimony of Joseph A. Grundfest and Michael
A. Perino before the Subcommittee on Securities of the
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United
States Senate (Jul. 1997)
Securities Class Action Litigation After the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995
, Written Testimony of Michael A. Perino before the Subcommittee
on Securities of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and
Urban Affairs, United States Senate (Jul. 1997)
IN OTHER WEBSITES
Securities Reform: What Went Wrong?
Be careful what you ask for. You may just get it. Take
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, which Congress
passed in 1995.. (Oct. 2000)
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REPORTS & OTHERS
Litigation: PriceWaterhouse Coopers Report
Finds Drop in Securities Class Actions in 1999. BNA Securities
Law Daily (Aug. 2000)
Laws and Corporate Governance: The Advent of a Meltdown?"
Panel Discussion and Q&A hosted by Reliance National,
World Trade Center, San Francisco (May. 1999)
Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998: Conference Report
105th Congress 2d Session, House of Representatives Report
105-803 (Oct. 1998)
Class Action Litigation in Q1 1998: A Report to NASDAQ
from the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse
by Joseph A. Grundfest, Michael A. Perino, Paul Lomio,
Erika V. Wayne and Rilla Reynolds (Jun. 1998)
to the President and the Congress on the First Year of
Practice Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995
, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the
General Counsel (Apr. 1997)
What We Know
and Don't Know About the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995,
Written Testimony of Michael A. Perino Before the Subcommittee
on Finance and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on
Commerce United States House of Representatives (Oct.