Shareholder damages – More class action cases, less certainty
Abstract: The number of securities class action suits has escalated in recent years. And because greater market volatility historically correlates with an increased level of securities litigation, the numbers can be expected to rise. Market instability can also complicate the already tricky process of calculating shareholder damages. This article discusses some of the steps involved in attributing price, along with the trading models that might be used in aggregating damages.