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Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends

Recorded on: Jan. 23, 2018
Running Time: 01:05:28

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Taken from the audio only One-Hour Briefing Recorded January 2018 in New York

Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends [01:05:28]

Shareholder lawsuits are not only complicated to litigate, but due to the high financial stakes, these actions can be among the most threatening to a company and its directors and officers.  It has been over twenty years since Congress enacted the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and since that time, private actions under the federal securities laws have continued to be filed at a steady pace.  In addition, shareholders have aggressively pursued state-law claims to contest mergers or to assert claims purportedly on behalf of companies. Over the last decade, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Delaware Supreme Court have issued multiple decisions impacting the way shareholder actions are litigated and decided.  This One-Hour Briefing will highlight recent developments and trends in this constantly evolving and complex area of the law.   

Expert faculty will discuss: 

  • Shareholders actions filing and settlement trends
  • Developments in appraisal litigation, in which shareholders whose shares will be cashed out in a merger or consolidation seek judicial appraisal of the value of their shares
  • Developments concerning loss causation in Section 10(b) cases precipitated by short seller reports

The speakers are Jennifer L. Conn, Gabrielle Levin and Alexander K. Mircheff, partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and co-authors of PLI’s Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, Second Edition

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  • Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends
    Jennifer L. Conn, Gabrielle Levin, Alexander K. Mircheff
  • Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends
    Jennifer L.Conn, Gabrielle Levin, Alexander K. Mircheff
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