NERA and Cornerstone Research (in cooperation with Stanford Law School’s Securities Class Action Clearinghouse) recently issued their respective assessments of securities litigation for the first six months of 2010. (Their findings and analyses are summarized in press releases here: NERA, Cornerstone.) Both report that new federal securities class action filings continued to decline from 2009, as litigation following the 2008 credit crisis winds down. (We previously reported on trends for 2009 here.) If new filings continue at the same pace through the rest of the year, we could see the lowest level of filings since 2006 and the second lowest since 1997.

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