SPAC Lawsuits Double as Other Shareholder Class Actions Plunge: Report


Class-action lawsuits against blank-check companies surged in the first half of the year, even as the number of overall shareholder cases alleging securities law violations plunged, Bloomberg writes, citing a new report.

Federal suits against SPACs have continued to pile up, with 14 such filings in the first half of 2021, compared to seven in all of 2020 and six in 2019, according to an analysis by Cornerstone Research and Stanford Law School’s Securities Class Action Clearinghouse. More than half of the 14 suits alleged that targets of the firms defrauded investors by overstating the viability of their products, according to the report. Read more.

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