Moore Kuehn is dedicated to recovering assets for investors and holding defendants accountable for misrepresenting important information to investors. The attorneys at Moore Kuehn have been involved in every step of the securities litigation process, from researching the underlying facts surrounding the fraud and tracking the stock’s losses over the relevant period to applying for the lead plaintiff, defending against dispositive motions, having a class certified, and ultimately obtaining relief for the class.
Securities litigation is a highly specialized, multifaceted legal practice area that involves any fraudulent or negligent activities undertaken in large-scale business deals. Securities laws are complex, and cases typically involve sensitive matters. Securities claims are typically high stakes with substantial damage awards.
A variety of events can give rise to securities litigation. These types of cases usually fall into one of several basic categories.
This type of lawsuit provides a means for investors to recover losses resulting from corporate fraud, which may involve mismanagement or accounting fraud.
When putting a company up for sale, corporate executives must ensure that the process used to shop the company as well as the share price is unbiased and fair. Deal class action cases arise when corporate executives breach their duty to maximize shareholder value when a merger or takeover occurs. Deal cases are filed against sellers, buyers, officers, directors, and financial institutions. Plaintiffs are investors seeking to:
This type of lawsuit is filed by shareholders (who held shares at the time the offense occurred) on behalf of the corporation against an inside officer or director who has a fiduciary duty to maximize shareholder value. Most shareholder derivative lawsuits are seeking improvements in corporate governance. Plaintiffs seek to:
In some shareholder derivative actions, plaintiffs are also seeking to recover economic losses that occurred as a result of negligent management, conflict of interest, or insider self-dealing.
Different types of events can lead to securities class actions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, or shareholder derivative lawsuits. Examples include:
Our New York attorneys at Moore Kuehn have extensive experience representing shareholders in securities litigation matters. We have worked on both sides of the docket, which gives particular insight into the approach of the defense.
Our firm has never lost a case. Contact us today for high-quality representation in securities litigation matters, including shareholder derivative, securities fraud, or deal case lawsuits.