In my 2022 year-end wrap up of D&O insurance developments, I identified macroeconomic factors as among the sources of D&O claims during the past year including, among other things, interest rate increases, economic inflation, labor supply and supply chain disruption, and the Ukraine War. In various posts this year, I have noted that these factors continue to affect companies and to contribute to the number of securities class action lawsuit filings. In the latest example of the way in which these macroeconomic factors can translate into securities litigation, the drug and healthcare company Baxter International was sued last week due to the decline in the company’s share price after the company’s announcement that continuing supply chain woes were setting back its operations and financial results more significantly than the company had anticipated. The new lawsuit shows that macroeconomic factors such as supply chain constraints are continuing to contribute to securities lawsuit filings. A copy of the July 12, 2023, complaint against Baxter can be found here.Continue Reading Baxter Hit with Supply Chain-Related Securities Class Action Lawsuit