environmental disclosure

caliIn recent months, there have been a number of securities class action lawsuits filed based on alleged misrepresentations of the defendant company’s environmental compliance. On August 7, 2014, the securities suit filed against Exide Technologies and certain of its directors and officers based on the defendants’ allegedly misleading statements about the company’s compliance with environmental

While I have long predicted (refer here) the possibility of litigation against directors and officers of public companies concerning global climate change-related disclosures, to date the lawsuits have not materialized. Which is not to say that there have not been relevant developments – to the contrary, there have been many, as discussed below. There

From time to time on this blog I try to draw generalizations from a variety of disparate claims as a way to identify emerging themes. However, a single recently filed securities class action manages to embody in a single complaint several themes I have previously tried to describe.

The case in question is the