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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Friday, December 21, 2007

2007 Class Action Filings Up

Class action filings in 2007 are up 58% over 2006, according to a NERA study.  A total of 198 were filed through Dec. 15, 38 related to subprime mortgages.  Even excluding subprime mortgages and backdating stock options, class action filings are up almost 40%.  Average settlements for 2007 are $33.2 million, compared with $22.7 million in 2006.  NYTimes, Class-Action Cases Rise, Fueled by Subprime Troubles.

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