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NERA Releases Mid-Year 2010 Securities Litigation Study
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Largely as a result in the decline of the number of new credit crisis related cases, the number of new securities class action lawsuits filings is "on track to decline for a second successive year from their 2008 peak," according to a NERA Economic... Read More

Why Ambac's Subprime Securities Suit Settlement Is Noteworthy
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

In its December 15, 2010 filing of Form 8-K ( here ), Ambac Financial Group announced that it had entered a memorandum of understanding to settle the subprime-related securities class action lawsuits pending against the company and certain of its directors... Read More

Schwab Withdraws From Subprime Securities Suit Settlement
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

There is a reason that when class action settlements are announced, they are described as preliminary and subject to final approval - sometimes the settlements fall apart before the case is finally put to rest. That appears be what has happened with the... Read More

NERA Releases Year-End 2010 Securities Class Action Litigation Study
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

On December 14, 2010, NERA Economic Consulting released its annual year-end study of securities class action lawsuit filings and settlements. The report, entitled "Trends 2010 Year-End Update," can be found here . Among other things, the NERA... Read More

Kevin LaCroix Discusses Securities Class Action Trends And D&O Issues In 2010
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

On this edition, Kevin LaCroix, an attorney and a partner in OakBridge Insurance Services in Beachwood, Ohio, discusses securities class action trends from 2010, the development of litigation arising from recent bank failures and key U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

Foreclosure Fiasco Fallout Now Also Includes Securities Suit
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Kevin M. LaCroix

The foreclosure paperwork and processing mess has been unfolding on the front pages of the nation's news papers for several weeks now. While the situation has created a lot of uncertainty, the one thing that seemed probable was that litigation would... Read More