Securities Litigation: Variations on a Chinese Theme

One of the most distinct securities litigation filing trends during the last twelve months has been the filing of securities class action law suits against U.S.-listed companies based or operating in China. With a phenomenon this well-established, it is only natural that the trend should begin to...

Securities Suits Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Continue in Year's Second Half

In its comments about the elevated level of filings against U.S.-listed Chinese companies during the first months of 2011 in its mid-year report on securities class action litigation ( here ), Cornerstone Research noted both that the total number of such companies is relatively small and even made...

The Modest Early Settlements of Securities Suits Involving U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies

Beginning in 2010 and accelerating in 2011, plaintiffs' lawyers filed a wave of securities class action lawsuits against U.S.-listed Chinese companies, many of which obtained their U.S. listings via reverse merger. These cases have been making their way through the courts, and some have now reached...

Corruption Allegations: More Securities Suits Against U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies?

As many readers will recall, a couple of years ago there was an intense barrage of securities litigation class action lawsuit filings against U.S.-listed Chinese companies. Many of the cases involved Chinese companies that obtained their U.S. listings by way of a reverse merger with publicly traded shell...

Shareholders Obtain $882 Million Default Judgment in Longtop Financial Securities Suit

During the period 2010 to 2012, plaintiffs’ lawyers rushed to file a wave of securities suits against U.S.-listed Chinese companies. In general, the cases filed as part of this wave that have reached the settlement stage have settled for relatively modest amounts. However, at least one of these...

Second Circuit Vacates Dismissal of JinkoSolar Securities Suit

In an interesting July 31, 2014 opinion ( here ), the Second Circuit vacated the dismissal of the securities class action lawsuit that had been filed against JinkoSolar Holdings Co. Ltd, and certain of its directors and officers, as well as against its offering underwriters [an enhanced version of this...

Fraud Proof Challenging in Chinese Companies’ US vs. PRC Filings

A fascinating recent piece in the New York Law Journal talks about the many dismissals of class action cases against US public companies based in China for alleged fraud. The cases say that because these companies’ regulatory financial filings in China are sometimes different than the SEC filings...