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Flood Of Mergers And Acquisition Lawsuits Drive First Quarter Securities Litigation Activity
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Largely as a result of a flood of M&A related lawsuits, there were a significant number of new securities class action lawsuits filed in the first quarter of 2011, and even factoring out the M&A lawsuits, the first three months of the year still... Read More

Cornerstone Study Tracks Increase In Shareholder Litigation Involving Mergers And Acquisitions
Posted on 4 May 2012 by Kevin M. LaCroix

On April 25, 2012, Cornerstone Research released a report written by Stanford Business School Professor Robert Daines and Cornerstone Research Principal Olga Koumrian entitled "Recent Developments in Shareholder Litigation Involving Mergers and Acquisitions... Read More

U.S. Government, 6 States Seek Injunction Blocking Merger of American, US Airways
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Department of Justice on Aug. 13 filed a lawsuit against US Airways Group Inc. and AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines Inc., seeking a full injunction to prevent the proposed merger of... Read More

The Kind Of Lawsuits That Emerge Post-Merger When Merger Was Not Successful
Posted on 9 May 2012 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Much has been written recently (including on this blog) about the growing prevalence of M&A related litigation. These lawsuits, typically launched by the target company shareholders, are filed shortly after a merger announcement and usually object... Read More

Central District Of California Rejects Toyota Shareholders' Japanese Law Securities Claims
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

The U.S. Supreme Court's June 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank looked like the end of securities claims in U.S. courts on behalf so-called "f-cubed" claimants - that is, foreign shareholders of foreign-domiciled companies... Read More