Post-Reform Act Class-Action Settlements Of Securities Lawsuits, 1997-2018 (1)

(2018 dollars)

Settlements 1996-2017 2017 2018
Minimum $0.2 million $0.5 million $0.4 million
Median 8.6 million 5.1 million 11.3 million
Average 57.1 million 18.7 million 64.9 million
Maximum 9.0 billion 215.1 million 3.0 billion
Total settlements $97.0 billion $1.5 billion $5.1 billion
Number of settlements 1,697 81 78
(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995; adjusted for inflation by Cornerstone Research. Source: Cornerstone Research, Securities Class Action Settlements—2018 Review and Analysis. © 2019 by Cornerstone Research, Inc.