Securities class action lawsuits involving accounting allegations are less likely to be dismissed, take longer to resolve, and make up a much greater proportion of total securities suit settlement dollars than non-accounting cases, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The report, entitled “Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements: 2012 Review and Analysis,” and

General Motors’ March 4, 2009 filing on Form 10-K (here), among other things, reflected the doubts of the company’s auditor, Deloitte & Touche, of the company’s ability to continue as a "going concern."

The auditors, quoted in the company’s filing, said that "the corporation’s recurring losses from operations, stockholders’ deficit