Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements

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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.

2021 Review and Analysis

Accounting Class Action Filings and Settlements

Our latest report found that federal securities class action filings involving SPACs became the dominant filing trend in 2021.

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.

Authors

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Elaine M. Harwood

Senior Vice President

  • Washington

Laura E. Simmons

Senior Advisor

  • Chicago

Frank T. Mascari

Principal

  • Chicago

Sally Bai

Manager

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