What's the Deal with Deal Litigation? Shareholder Merger Litigation Against Public Companies

InfoPAK - Association of Corporate Counsel

July 2011

This report will assist corporate counsel in understanding and making decisions about private class action litigation typically brought by shareholders following the announcement of a strategic transaction, generally a merger or acquisition, by a public company. Included is a summary of the types of claims that are most frequently brought by shareholders. It discusses what claims to expect and how these claims are typically resolved. It also summarizes the most common issues that are litigated as a part of this type of merger litigation.

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