And They’re Off

There was talk about an increase in the number of securities class action trials back in 2005, but the trend never went anywhere. Not surprisingly, therefore, the start of the trial in the JDS Uniphase case has generated a fair amount of media attention. The case has an interesting history, including the lead plaintiff taking out a newspaper advertisement urging JDS Uniphase employees to disclose what they know about the alleged fraud.

Coverage of the opening statements in the trial can be found in Reuters (plaintiffs), the San Jose Mercury News (plaintiffs), and, from a few hours ago, the Associated Press (defendants).

Addition: RiskMetrics Group has put together a handy summary of post-PSLRA securities class action trials (via WSJ Law Blog).

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