Navigating The Flood Of Merger Litigation

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 1:48 PM EST) -- Over the last two years, practitioners and commentators have focused their attention on the perceived proliferation of shareholder litigation involving mergers and acquisitions. In a recently released report, Cornerstone Research confirmed that not only has the overall amount of merger-related litigation increased, but the number of lawsuits per deal has increased exponentially.[1] Of particular note is the fact that different groups of plaintiffs’ attorneys are filing different suits in different jurisdictions.

Conventional wisdom holds that most merger-related litigation takes place in Delaware, the place of incorporation...
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