Gibson Dunn Offers 2022 Mid-Year Securities Litigation Update

The number of securities lawsuits filed since January has remained steady compared to the first half of 2021. We have already seen many notable developments in securities law this year. This mid-year update provides an overview of the major developments in federal and state securities litigation in the first half of 2022:

I.           Filing And Settlement Trends

 According to Cornerstone Research, although new filings remain consistent with the first half of 2021, the number of approved settlements is up over 30% from the same time last year, and the median settlement amount has rebounded from the low that we reported … Read more

Gibson Dunn Offers 2021 Year-End Securities Litigation Update

Federal securities filings continued to slow during the second half of 2021.  The volume of new securities cases filed in 2021 fell by 36% compared to 2020, and 51% compared to 2019.  Nonetheless, federal and state securities laws continue to develop in the courts.  This year-end update summarizes major developments since our last update in August 2021:

  • The second half of 2021 was relatively quiet with regard to noteworthy securities litigation activity from the Supreme Court. We discuss the settlement of a case that would have asked the Court to decide whether the PSLRA’s discovery-stay provision applies in state court,

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