Interview With Stanford Law Professor Joseph Grundfest About The State Of Securities Class Action Litigation

Every year, the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse , in conjunction with Cornerstone Research , releases its annual overview of securities class action lawsuit flings. As I noted in a post last week, this year's version introduced a number of innovations and reflected a host...

Lawsuits Following In The Wake of 'Say On Pay' Resolutions

One of the many changes introduced by the Dodd-Frank Act was the requirement for a shareholder vote to approve executive compensation. Under the Act's provisions, the vote is not binding on the company or its board, but is purely advisory. Nevertheless, companies whose shareholders vote against their...

Word Of The Year For Securities Litigation: 'Whistleblower'

A number of different organizations generate annual publicity for themselves by designating a word (or words) of the year . We are not yet half way through 2011 but I am already prepared to propose my own candidate for this year's word of the year - the word is "whistleblower." From the...

Ohio Federal Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Shareholder 'Say On Pay' Lawsuit

Only small a small number of companies experienced a negative "say on pay" vote this past proxy season, but many of the companies that did found themselves hit with a shareholder lawsuit in the wake of the negative vote. Cincinnati Bell is one of the companies that with both a negative vote...

Securities Class Action Litigation Follows LIBOR Scandal

At the PLUS D&O Symposium in New York this past March, I participated on a panel entitled, "Financial Institutions Underwriting: Is it Safe to Come Out Yet?" The implication of the panel topic was that perhaps with the passage of the credit crisis, financial institutions might not be as...