POST-REFORM ACT SETTLEMENTS OF SECURITIES LAWSUITS, 1996-2010 (1)
  1996-2009 2010
Minimum $0.1 million $0.5 million
Median 7.6 million 11.3 million
Average 54.8 million 36.3 million
Maximum 7.8 billion 624.0 million
Total settlements $61.6 billion $3.1 billion

(1) Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995; adjusted for inflation.

Source: Cornerstone Research.