Securities Fraud Class Actions Spike Again
Cases filed since the beginning of 2017 represent more than 20% of all such cases filed since 1997.
Rising Lawsuits Could Hike Insurance Premiums
More than 8% of U.S. public companies were hit with a shareholder class-action suit in 2017, a nine-year high.
SEC Keeps up High Rate of Enforcement Activity
Excluding actions against delinquent filers, the SEC filed 299 cases in the first half of fiscal 2017 — virtually unchanged from the year-ago period.
Settlements Skyrocket in Securities Class Actions
The aggregate $6 billion in settlement dollars last year was almost double the 2015 total.
Class-Action Filings Hit Record in U.S. Courts
The 43% increase in securities cases to 270 last year largely reflects "forum shopping" in the wake of a Delaware court ruling.
Securities Class-Action Cases on the Rise
Plaintiff filings in federal courts are up 17%, and as many as 6% of S&P 500 companies could be the target of such suits this year.
SEC Going After Corp. Subsidiaries
The Securities and Exchange Commission is particularly focused on the subsidiaries of financial services firms.
Class-Action Settlements Reach Five-Year High
The large number of settlements in 2015 reflected the fact that 189 new securities class actions were filed, the most since 2008.
Class Action Filings, Market Cap Losses Stay Low
2015 is on course to tie for the fifth-lowest number of class action filings in the past 19 years, a new report says.