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
Among jurisdictions outside the U.S. with active securities litigation regimes, one of the most noteworthy and important is Canada. Shareholder litigation in Canadian courts and under Canadian law has been an important feature of the global investor litigation picture for several years. According to the latest annual report from NERA Economic Consulting, the number of Canadian securities class action lawsuits declined in 2022 for the second year in a row, and the number of 2022 filings was also slightly below the long-term annual average number of filings. In addition, as detailed below, the median settlement amount for settlements of Canadian securities class action lawsuits has decline in the most recent years compared to prior years. The report, which is entitled “Trends in Canadian Securities Class Actions: 2022 Update,” can be found here.Continue Reading NERA: Canadian Securities Class Action Lawsuit Filings, Settlements Declined in 2022
The total number of securities class action lawsuit settlements reached the highest level in 15 years in 2022, and median, average, and aggregate settlement amounts also rose significantly in 2022 compared to the year prior, according a recently published annual report from Cornerstone Research. The report, entitled “Securities Class Action Settlements: 2022 Review and Analysis,” analyzes the 105 securities class action lawsuit settlements finalized in 2022 and compares them statistically with prior years’ settlements. The report can be found here. Cornerstone Research’s March 8, 2023, press release about the report can be found here.Continue Reading Cornerstone Research: Securities Suit Settlements at High Levels in 2022
Federal court securities class action lawsuit filings declined 22% in 2020 compared to 2019, but the 2020 filings were still above the long-term historical average annual numbers of filings, according to NERA Economic Consulting’s annual securities litigation report. The 2020 securities suit filing drop-off reflected a decline in the number of federal court merger objection class action lawsuits filed during the year, offset in part by the number of coronavirus-related securities suits. NERA’s January 25, 2021 report can be found here.
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