It has now been over three years since the first subprime-related securities class action lawsuit was filed in February 2007, yet many of the cases filed in the ensuing litigation wave are still only in their earliest stages. While the vast majority of these cases are still unfolding, there have been some important recent developments, suggesting that the evolving litigation wave has passed some significant milestones. With that possibility in mind, it seems appropriate to check in for a status report on the subprime and credit crisis-related litigation wave.



In the latest issue of InSights (here), I take a look at the developments to date as the subprime and credit crisis-related cases have worked their way through the system, including trends in motion to dismiss rulings and settlements, as well as with respect to issues such as gatekeeper liability and defense expense costs.