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Fujifilm Sues Xerox for Failed Merger, Citing Lack of ‘Shareholder Democracy’

Fujifilm Holdings Corp. sued Xerox Corp. on Monday for well over $1 billion, faulting the printer and copier company for succumbing to pressure from activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason in calling off a proposed merger. In a complaint …

Shareholders Sue in 94% of M&As; 75% Settle Before Closing: Cornerstone Research

Shareholders challenged more than 94 percent of U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) deals valued over $100 million in 2013, according to a new M&A report by Cornerstone Research. Deals worth $100 million or more attracted an average of five lawsuits, …

Securities Fraud Class Actions Declined in 2012

Fewer investors are taking corporate America to court for fraud. The number of new federal securities fraud lawsuits seeking class-action status fell to a 7-year low in 2012, according to a study by Stanford Law School and Cornerstone Research released …

As Merger Lawsuits Increase, So Do Legal Fees

Lawyers are pushing for a $4.5 million fee for their work for investors challenging a corporate merger. The recovery for shareholders? Probably zero. The requested fee in a lawsuit challenging Unilever NV’s $3.7 billion takeover of Alberto Culver Co. is …