Red arrow on business graphAs the various annual securities suit filing reports have been coming out, it has become clear that federal securities class action lawsuit filings were at record levels in 2016, largely as a result of a rise of merger objection lawsuit filings in federal court. Now that 2017 is well underway, it is clear that the heightened pace of securities suit filing has continued, and arguably even accelerated, in the New Year.
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gavelnewThe first half of 2015 was an active period for new securities class action lawsuit filings. The filings through the year’s first six months suggest we are on pace for the highest annual number of new filings since 2011. The heightened levels of lawsuits involving non-U.S. companies and IPO companies contributed to the uptick in securities suit filings in the year’s first half.
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NERAThe number of securities class action filings in 2014 was level with recent years’ filings but the number and dollar value of settlements during the year plunged, according to the latest annual report from NERA Economic Consulting. This year’s report is quite detailed and contains a number of new analyses of lawsuit filings and case

filings piileThe number of securities class action lawsuit filings rose slightly in 2014 compared to 2013, although the number of filings during the year was below longer term annual average number of filings. Companies in the life sciences sector were particularly hard hit, as were companies in the computer services and in the financial services and

Considered on an absolute basis, securities class action lawsuit filings were up about nine percent in 2013 compared to 2012, although the number of 2013 lawsuits was about 13 percent below annual filings averages for the years 1996-2012, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse.