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Securities Litigation: What if the Real Exposure is Less Than Supposed Damages?

Most securities class action lawsuits that are not dismissed outright ultimately settle. One of the starting points for securities suit settlement negotiations is what is referred to as “plaintiffs’ style” damages estimate. The plaintiffs’ damages estimate is usually adjusted to reflect the composition of the class, the duration of the class period, trading patterns in … Continue Reading

The $3 Billion Man and Other Web Notes

Various blogs and news articles expressed surprise and astonishment at the $2.876 billion judgment entered against Richard Scrushy in the HealthSouth state court derivative lawsuit, but a review of the June 18, 2009 memorandum opinion (here) that accompanied the final judgment shows that Jefferson County (Alabama) Circuit Court Judge Alwin E. Horn III actually ruled … Continue Reading