The D&O Diary

The D&O Diary

A PERIODIC JOURNAL CONTAINING ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM THE WORLD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS LIABILITY, WITH OCCASIONAL COMMENTARY

Tag Archives: Facebook IPO

Big Doings in Big Cases: Merck Settle Securities Suits for $688 Million, Facebook IPO Derivative Suits Dismissed

Posted in Securities Litigation
In what may be the largest settlement ever in securities class action litigation involving a pharmaceutical company, Merck has agreed to a combined settlement of $688 million to settle two related securities class action cases. The company’s February 14, 2013 press release announcing the settlements can be found here.   The lawsuits relate to alleged … Continue Reading

Facebook IPO Fizzle Draws Securities Suits

Posted in Securities Litigation
Facebook’s disappointing public company debut has drawn a great deal of media scrutiny and criticism. But the finger pointing has not been contained just to the front pages of the newspapers. Disappointed investors have also now resorted to the courts, and further lawsuits seem likely to follow.   First, on May 22, 2012, an investor … Continue Reading