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Public and Private Enforcement of the Securities Laws: Have Things Changed Since Enron?
(Notre Dame Law Review, 2005)
In this paper, we examine how those corporations that have been the targets of SEC enforcement efforts compare in terms of their size and financial health vis-a-vis firms that are targeted only by the private securities ...
There are Plaintiffs and . . . There are Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Action Settlements
(Vanderbilt Law Review, 2008)
In this paper, we examine the impact of the PSLRA and more particularly the impact the type of lead plaintiff on the size of settlements in securities fraud class actions. We thus provide insight into whether the type of ...
Public Pension Funds as Shareholder Activists: A Comment on Choi and Fisch
(Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, 2008)
In an important paper recently appearing in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Professors Stephen Choi and Jill Fisch generate survey evidence from public pension fund respondents that documents the low cost activism practiced by ...
Do Differences in Pleading Standards Cause Forum Shopping in Securities Class Actions?: Doctrinal and Empirical Analyses
(Wisconsin Law Review, 2009)
Federal appellate courts have promulgated divergent legal standards for pleading fraud in securities fraud class actions after the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA). Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued ...
The New Look of Shareholder Litigation: Acquisition-Oriented Class Actions
(Vanderbilt Law Review, 2004)
Shareholder litigation is the most frequently maligned legal check on managerial misconduct within corporations. Derivative lawsuits and federal securities class actions are portrayed as slackers in debates over how best ...
Lying and Getting Caught: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Securities Class Action Settlements on Targeted Firms
(University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2010)
The ongoing Great Recession has triggered numerous proposals to improve the regulation of financial markets and, most importantly, the regulation of organizations such as credit rating agencies, underwriters, hedge funds, ...