Johnson Fistel has a substantial amount of experience prosecuting various types of class action litigation on behalf of affected individuals in both federal and state courts across the country. Below are a series of general questions and answers about class action litigation:
Johnson Fistel is experienced in securities fraud class actions as well as other cases relating to when companies or their executives make false statements to the market which cause the company’s stock price to be artificially inflated. Below are answers to frequently asked questions relating to securities class actions:
A class period is time range used to determine whether a shareholder is a member of the class. The class period typically corresponds to when the alleged wrongdoing occurred. If you purchased stock during the class period, you will probably be a member of the class.
If you purchased stock during the class period and suffered damages, you are a person for whom the litigation seeks recovery. If the litigation is successful, you will be eligible to share in the recovery.
Yes, as long as the shares were acquired during the class period and you suffered damages.
Yes. If your overall investment during the class period in the security at issue resulted in a loss (realized or unrealized), you may participate in the litigation.
If the securities class action is based upon allegedly false statements made during the class period to artificially inflate the share price, then yes, you may sell some or all of your shares and still participate in any recovery.
If you have a significant financial loss, you should certainly consider seeking appointment as a lead plaintiff. As a lead plaintiff, you will be involved in making critical decisions during the litigation, including whether to resolve the litigation, at what amount, and the method of determining the appropriate attorneys’ fees request. Whether your losses are “significant” will depend upon the circumstances, so please contact us to discuss whether you would be in a good position to be appointed lead plaintiff.
No. You should submit your information to only one law firm, and you should retain only one law firm. Once you have retained Johnson Fistel, we will represent your interests, and there is no need to contact any other law firm.
No. As long as you purchased your shares on a U.S. exchange, you may participate.
Johnson Fistel has successfully prosecuted numerous shareholder derivative actions on behalf of companies against their directors and officers. Below are answers to frequently asked questions relating to shareholder derivative actions:
Johnson Fistel’s tenacious reputation in challenging corporate transactions that benefit the few insiders rather than the Company’s public shareholders is second to none. The firm has worked both to stop bad deals from happening and to help shareholders recover damages after a deal has closed. Below are answers to frequently asked questions relating to merger and acquisition litigation:
The attorneys at Johnson Fistel have obtained successful and efficient results for both employers and employees in litigating employment disputes, negotiating separations and severance, and evaluating employment policies, practices, and contracts. Below are answers to frequently asked questions relating to employment and labor issues:
Johnson Fistel has the experience to help implement proven strategies that eliminate risk, mitigate tax exposure, and protect everything you have worked so hard to build. Below are answers to frequently asked questions relating to estate planning and asset protection: