Disaggregated Classes

64 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2014 Last revised: 5 May 2016

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Benjamin Edwards

University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: March 21, 2015


Federal efforts to reform federal securities class actions now reverberate in state courts and in individual actions. This article explores emerging consequences driven by national litigation trends and the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA). I argue that a new dynamic, class disaggregation, has begun to occur. Individual investors may be following institutional investors into state courts in search of better litigation outcomes. Given these developments, I argue that Congress should consider further reforms to level the field and ensure that private parties resolve disputes involving national market securities under consistent standards.

Suggested Citation

Edwards, Benjamin, Disaggregated Classes (March 21, 2015). 9 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 305 (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2476499 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2476499

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