EU Proposal May Move European Jurisdiction Risk Profiles Closer to the U.S.

When participating in securities litigation, most institutional investors prefer countries with jurisdiction risk profiles like the U.S., where opt-out classes mean they have no responsibility for paying the attorney fees and case costs up front and there’s no risk of adverse party (loser pays) cost shifting. Suits are filed and prosecuted on a representative basis by others as investors can Continue Reading

Evolution of Global Litigation: The Rise of Non-U.S. Passive Participation

As we have previously discussed, excluding Taiwan, more than 75% of securities litigation recovery opportunities outside the U.S. and Canada are in countries with risk profiles comparable to the U.S., where eligible persons submit proof of claim forms with trading details in order to share in settlement monies. Given this trend, institutional investors can automate their claim filing activity for Continue Reading

Forex Antitrust Case’s Projected Recovery Rate is Estimated to be 94%-123% – Three Reasons Why This Should Matter to Investors

By Mike Lange, Securities Litigation Counsel, Financial Recovery Technologies In the Forex Antitrust litigation, on July 11, 2018, Class Counsel provided the Court with the following estimated settlement participation and projected recovery rates. Gross Settlement Fund: $2,310,275,000 Estimated class-wide damages: $5,400,000,000 – $7,000,000,000 Estimated Number of Class Members: 200,000 Estimated Settlement Participation Estimated Number of Class Members Submitting Claims: 60,000 Estimated Participation Rate Continue Reading

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