Insight and in-depth analysis into participation in strategic US opt-out cases
Evaluate private action recovery opportunities
Private shareholder litigation has proven to be a source of significant value for investors.
If you have been damaged in a case, you may not fully benefit from remaining a member of the class and passively filing a claim. Pursuing a private action may instead allow you to maximize your potential recovery. Opting out, however, does not come without challenges: identifying and evaluating possible private actions, meeting a minimum loss threshold to participate or having the time to sift through a myriad of opportunities from multiple and competing law firms.
FRT is here to help. Our US Opt-Out Monitoring Service is designed to meet the changing landscape of shareholder litigation by providing analysis and participation assistance for private litigations and opportunities to opt-out of a settled class action. With our class action experience and expertise, we enable institutional investors to make timely informed participation decisions and maximize their recoveries.
In the United States, opting out of securities class actions to pursue direct suits has proven a source of significant value for some institutional investors. However, the strategy behind it comes with several challenges, from identifying and evaluating the...
2016 Year In Review – Global, Antitrust and U.S. Securities Class Action Trends
Institutional investors have moved beyond traditional securities litigation efforts to focus on damages from antitrust violations and non-U.S. jurisdictions, according to research from Financial Recovery Technologies (“FRT”), a leading securities class...
Petrobras settles opt-out lawsuits with several funds
Petrobras recently settled cases with several firms among the dozens of plaintiffs that have opted out of the class action against the Brazilian oil giant, including funds run by Russell and Manning & Napier. Funds that have filed opt-out suits allege...
What are appraisal rights?
Appraisal rights entitle shareholders of a target corporation to a determination of the fair value of their stock by a judicial proceeding or independent valuation and obligate the acquiring corporation to purchase the shares at...
How Investors Are Letting Billions Slip Through Their Fingers in Delaware Appraisal Actions
Investors are leaving billions of dollars on the table in Delaware appraisal actions. With over 160 mergers and consolidations eligible for appraisal each year, it is critical to implement a process to identify opportunities where your firm may be underpaid...
28 fraud cases have been filed in the U.S. against the Brazilian oil company Petrobras, including class action and more than a dozen individual direct actions filed by mutual fund managers. According to Ignites, funds including Vanguard, Pimco,...
Four Factors to Weigh Before ‘Opting Out’ of Class Actions
According to FRT’s Counsel of Securities Litigation, Mike Lange, we are in a new era of shareholder activism. Mike recently sat down with Beagan Wilcox Volz of Ignites to discuss the factors institutional investors must consider before deciding whether to...
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