February 07, 2020 Feature

The Impact of the #MeToo Movement, Cybersecurity, and Climate Change on Securities Class Action Lawsuits

By Janet R. Davis and Jonathan R. Walton

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The last few years have seen a steady rise in the number of securities class action lawsuits. Filings have reached levels not seen since 2001 after the dot-com crash.1 In 2018, the volume of cases filed was more than twice the number in 2014, ending a period of relative stability since 2007.2

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