Post-Reform Act Class Action Settlements Of Securities Lawsuits, 1996-2017 (1)

(2017 dollars)

Settlements 1996-2016 2016 2017
Minimum $0.1 million $0.9 million $0.5 million
Median 8.5 million 8.7 million 5.0 million
Average 57.7 million 72.0 million 18.2 million
Maximum 8.8 billion 1.6 billion 210 million
Total settlements $93.2 billion $6.1 billion $1.5 billion
Number of settlements 1,616 85 81
(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995; adjusted for inflation by Cornerstone Research. Source: Cornerstone Research, Securities Class Action Settlements—2017 Review and Analysis© 2018 by Cornerstone Research, Inc.