Q2 2003 Review of Securities Class Actions

Veritas, an Atlanta corporation that provides securities litigation data and services, has released some of the results from its review of class action activity from April 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003. Notable findings include:

(1) 59 securities class actions were filed during the second quarter of 2003, a slight decline from the 65 securities class actions filed during the first quarter of 2003.

(2) Milberg Weiss was bumped out of its historically commanding position for lead counsel appointments by Schiffrin & Barroway, who garnered 27% of lead counsel appointments in the second quarter (Milberg came in second with 23% of the appointments).

(3) Milberg Weiss continued to dominate the settlement arena, with 30% of the settlements that were approved in the second quarter for a total of 68% of the total funds recovered.

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