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Accounting Cases Involving SPACs

The Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements—2021 Review and Analysis report features a spotlight section on accounting-related SPAC cases.


Post-Merger Appraisal Trial Win

The North Carolina Business Court judge found in favor of the merged company in this appraisal litigation.

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Accounting-Related Allegations in Securities Class Actions Decreased Sharply in 2021

Federal securities class action filings involving SPACs became the dominant filing trend in 2021.


City of Providence, Rhode Island, et al. v. BATS Global Markets Inc. et al.

The judge granted summary judgment for our clients, citing Professor Hendershott’s expert reports throughout his opinion.


Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements—2021 Review and Analysis

Securities class action filings and settlements with accounting allegations fell in 2021—both in terms of numbers and as percentages of total securities class actions.

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Number of Securities Class Action Settlements Reaches 10-Year High

Median settlement value in 2021 down more than 20% to $8.3 million.


Securities Class Action Settlements—2021 Review and Analysis

The number of securities class action settlements reached a 10-year high in 2021.


The Gensler SEC: What to Expect in 2022

Since Gary Gensler became chair of the SEC in April 2021, his agency has signaled an active agenda that many expect will be aggressively enforced.

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Professor Laura Starks Awarded Prize for Outstanding Research in Sustainable Finance

Professor Starks received the 2021 Moskowitz Prize, which recognizes academic papers with exceptional relevance to ESG investment practitioners.

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René Stulz Honored in Special Edition of Journal of Applied Corporate Finance

Professor Stulz’s articles are republished in a special edition of the journal, which highlights his more than four decades of research on globalization, corporate finance, and risk management.


Women in Securities Litigation Network

A group of industry leaders has formed an organization to foster networking, mentoring, and collaboration among women who practice in the securities litigation area.

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Securities Class Action Filing Activity Plummeted in 2021

Filings with allegations related to SPACs soared.

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