After Dip, Big Wave Of Securities Cases Coming

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Securities lawsuits tend to come in waves: beginning in 2001 with the collapse of Enron, stretching through the mutual fund market timing and then up through options backdating and auction rate securities scandals, with a few other crests along the way, according to the 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac.

That pattern of crests and troughs necessarily means there are periods of relative inactivity within the securities litigation space, including the sharp drop in new filings witnessed in the last few years. Securities lawsuits have continued a downward...
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