The 2nd Circuit on Tuesday vacated class certification in six key cases in the litigation over dot-com era initial public offerings -- a potentially devastating setback for plaintiffs in the biggest consolidated securities class action in U.S. history. The decision leaves in doubt whether plaintiffs will ever certify a class against IPO underwriters in the more than 300 cases that make up In Re IPO Securities Litigation. It may also help to unravel a pending $1 billion settlement agreement.
Huge IPO Case Hits Big Snag at 2nd Circuit
The American Lawyer
December 6, 2006