Cornerstone Research: Aggregate and Average Securities Suit Settlements Surged in 2015

By | The D&O Diary | March 29, 2016
Cornerstone Research: Aggregate and Average Securities Suit Settlements Surged in 2015

Aggregate and average securities class action lawsuit settlements increased significantly in 2015 compared to the year before, according to the latest annual report from Cornerstone Research. Among reasons for the increase in aggregate settlement amounts is the increase in the absolute number of settlements during the year.

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Attacking Class Action Allegations On the Pleadings Can Be a Successful Strategy

Attacking Class Action Allegations On the Pleadings Can Be a Successful Strategy

Not all class action allegations are created equal. Certain types of claims are more likely to be amenable to class treatment – generally those involving uniform policies that result in uniform injuries; other claims seem destined for individualized treatment – generally those involving a variety of unpredictable factors that determine liability as to each putative class member. 

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