Securities Filings Drop In 2020 With Fewer M&A, State Suits

Law360 (February 3, 2021, 8:40 PM EST) -- Securities class action filings dropped by 22% in 2020 from a record high the year before, due in part to substantial dips in the filing of state court claims and claims tied to mergers and acquisitions, according to a report released Wednesday.

Plaintiffs launched 334 new securities class action cases across federal and state courts during the year, according to the annual report released by Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, down from a historic 427 actions filed in 2019.

Perhaps as a result of a slowdown in the pace of deal-making due to the coronavirus...

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