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Global Group Litigation: Navigating Complex Non-U.S. Shareholder Class Action Settlements

Non-U.S. shareholder class actions are on the rise and venues for group shareholder litigation continues to expand. With more than 31 global actions initiated against unique defendants in 2018 to date, it’s critical for investors to understand the nuances of each jurisdictions in order to develop internal policies for global actions.

Additionally, the landscape of global group litigation is slowly shifting to mirror those of U.S. passive claims filing demonstrating the importance for investors to understand the nuances of their trading jurisdictions in order for them begin to develop internal policies for foreign actions.

Here are our top five blogs on Global Group Litigation that should help you navigate the complex global securities litigation landscape:

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

  2. How the Morrison Case has Changed the Landscape for Global Group Action Recoveries

  3. Fortis Settlement Update (November 2018): ‘Active Claimants’ entitled to a 25% premium on their recoveries

  4. Case Spotlight: Macmahon – Why it is important to register by the court-mandated deadlines in Australia

  5. Case Spotlight: Sirtex Medical Limited – An example of a Non-U.S. Passive Claim

Due to the complexity involved in the class action settlement recovery process for non-U.S. group actions, outsourcing this function has become an option for reducing the risk of missing potentially significant recovery opportunities. Specialized firms, like FRT, can establish policies on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis to ensure seamless registration in all applicable actions and reduce the risk of missing potentially significant recovery opportunities outside of the U.S.

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Founded in 2008, Financial Recovery Technologies (FRT) is a leading technology-based services firm that helps the investment community identify eligibility, file claims and collect funds made available in securities and other class action settlements. Offering the most comprehensive range of claim filing and monitoring services available, we provide best-in-class eligibility analysis, disbursement auditing and client reporting, and deliver the highest level of accuracy, accountability and transparency available. For more information, go to

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