The number of securities class action lawsuit filings increased in 2023 for the first time in four years, according to a new report from NERA. According to the report, the number of filings increased more than 10% in 2023 compared to 2022. On the other hand, the number of cases resolved in 2023 declined during the year. The January 23, 2024 report, entitled “Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2023 Full-Year Review, can be found here.Continue Reading NERA: 2023 Fed Court Securities Suit Filings Increased for the First Time in Four Years

D&O insurers closely track the annual number of securities class action lawsuit filings. The number of annual filings can provide some indication of the insurers’ ultimate loss costs for the year. The current year’s filing patterns can also inform the insurers’ efforts to try to determine the profit-making price for their insurance product.

In 2023, the number of federal court securities class action lawsuits filed increased more than 7% compared to 2022, although the number of federal suit filings still remained well below the elevated levels seen in the recent past. Several factors contributed to the increased number of securities suit filings during the year, including disruption in the banking sector as well as the overall impact of macroeconomic factors.Continue Reading Federal Court Securities Class Action Lawsuit Filings Increased in 2023

The number of federal court securities class action lawsuit filings declined in 2020 relative to the most recent prior years, largely due to short-term filing lulls during the second and fourth quarters of the year. Though the number of filings last year was below the record-setting levels seen during the years 2017 to 2019, the number of 2020 filings was still well above historical annual averages.
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