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Takeover Litigation in 2013

One of the most distinctive corporate and securities litigation trend in recent years has been the surge in M&A-related litigation, with virtually every deal attracting at least one lawsuit. This trend continued again in 2013, according to a recently updated study from Notre Dame business professor Matthew Cain and Ohio State law professor Steven Davidoff. … Continue Reading

Japanese Securities Litigation Trends: 2000-2012

The volume of misstatement-related securities litigation in Japan has “increased dramatically” since the 2004 revisions to Japanese securities laws, according to a June 2013 report from the consulting firm Alix Partners. The report, entitled “Recent Trends in Japanese Securities Litigation: 2000-2012,” can be found here. Even though misstatement-related securities suit filings in Japan were down … Continue Reading

Guest Post: Some Data on the Outcomes of Securities Class Actions and SEC Enforcement Actions

In recent years, Stanford Law School Professor Michael Klausner has led research on several critical issues involved with class action securiteis litigation and SEC enforcement actions.In the guest post below, Professor Klausner and his colleague Jason Hegland describe the two databases they have built in support of their research efforts and detail some additional findings … Continue Reading

Advisen Reports on First Quarter 2013 Corporate and Securities Litigation

During the first quarter of 2013, new corporate and securities lawsuits and regulatory enforcement actions increased slightly compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 but remained well below annual averages over the last two years, according to a new report from Advisen, the insurance information firm. The April 2013 report, which can be found here, … Continue Reading

The FDIC’s Failed Bank Litigation, So Far

The number of bank failures has been winding down for a while now, but at same time the FDIC’s failed bank litigation has been ramping up. Through April 20, 2012, the FDIC has filed a total of 29 lawsuits against former directors and officers of failed banks, involving 28 different institutions. In a May 4, … Continue Reading

A Closer Look at Life Sciences Companies and Securities Litigation

In my year-end securities litigation survey, I noted that while a number of new trends emerged during 2010, one securities lawsuit filing trend had remained constant during the year – that is, life sciences companies remained a favored securities class action lawsuit target. The heightened exposure that life sciences companies face is fully detailed in … Continue Reading

Cornerstone Releases Mid-Year 2009 Securities Litigation Report

 The 2009 securities lawsuit filings have been characterized by an overall decline in filing activity, particularly in the second quarter, as well as the continued prevalence of lawsuits against financial sector issuer-defendants, according to a July 20, 2009 study by the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse in cooperation with Cornerstone Research. The study, … Continue Reading

Let’s Get the Facts Right

The numbers are unambiguous – there were more securities lawsuits filed in the second half of 2008 than there were in the first half. Nevertheless commentators and observers continue to repeat the mistaken conclusion that there were fewer lawsuits filed in the second half, and even to try to discern some significance from a decline … Continue Reading