Post-Reform Act Class-Action Filings Of Securities Lawsuits By Industry, 1997-2015 (1)
Industry Average 1997-2014 2014 2015
Consumer 67 81 77
Communications 29 17 26
Technology 24 14 24
Industrial 17 10 19
Financial 35 26 17
Energy 8 15 11
Basic materials 4 4 9
Utilities 3 1 4
Other 1 2 2
Total 188 170 189
(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Source: Cornerstone Research.