March 05, 2019 Article

Trends in Securities Litigation: What to Look for in 2019

It is already shaping up to be an eventful year in securities class actions.

By Laurel C. Van Allen

2018 is the first year the S&P 500 experienced a negative total return since 2008 (yes, you read that right). Stock market volatility spiked in the fourth quarter of 2018 and remains elevated today. One might suspect this means we are in for an increase in shareholder litigation in 2019. The reality, though, is a bit more nuanced.

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