Securities Class Action Settlements: An Empirical Analysis

33 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2001

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Mukesh Bajaj

LECG, LLC; University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Sumon C. Mazumdar

Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG), LLC; University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Atulya Sarin

Santa Clara University - Department of Finance

Date Written: November 17, 2000

Abstract

Plaintiffs, defendants, policymakers and scholars are often interested in trends in settlements of securities class action lawsuits. In this paper, we present descriptive statistics of the most comprehensive database of settlements of securities class actions categorized by several aspects of the case or the plaintiff law firm involved in the lawsuit. We also compare certain settlements statistics prior to and subsequent to the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) through December 31, 1999. We report settlements as both the cash value of the settlements and relative to two different measures of plaintiff style damage estimates.

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Bajaj, Mukesh and Mazumdar, Sumon C. and Sarin, Atulya, Securities Class Action Settlements: An Empirical Analysis (November 17, 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=258027 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.258027

Mukesh Bajaj (Contact Author)

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Sumon C. Mazumdar

Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG), LLC ( email )

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University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Atulya Sarin

Santa Clara University - Department of Finance ( email )

Leavey School of Business and Administration
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United States
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