Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements


This Cornerstone Research report compares accounting case filings and settlements to overall securities class action trends. A year-by-year breakdown of accounting cases versus non-accounting cases over a ten-year span is provided.

2020 Review and Analysis

Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements

Against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic and a decline in overall securities class action filing activity, the number of securities class action filings involving accounting allegations increased in 2020 for the third consecutive year.


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