2016 Unprecedented Year In Securities Class Actions Filings; 2017 Projected to Surpass Previous Year

July 17, 2017

According to a report published by NERA Economic Consulting, a record 300 securities class action complaints were filed in 2016 in federal courts, a 32 percent increase from 2015.

The record pace of 2016 has continued through the first half of 2017. According to NERA’s mid-2017 update, a total of 246 securities class action complaints have been filed in just the first half of this year, up 76 percent from the total filed in the first half of 2016 (140).