A few items from around the web.
(1) RiskMetrics has released its annual SCAS 50 report of the top 50 plaintiffs’ law firms ranked by the total dollar amount of final securities class action settlements occurring in 2007 in which the law firm served as lead or co-lead counsel.
(2) The Federalist Society has posted an online debate on the Stoneridge decision on scheme liability. Participants include Professor Stephen Bainbridge, Professor Jay Brown, and AEI’s Ted Frank.
(3) Amanda Rose, an incoming Vanderbilt law professor, has issued an interesting working paper on securities class actions. Rose argues that the overdeterrence threat of securities class actions could be mitigated if “policymakers adopt an oversight approach to securities litigation reform by, for example, granting the SEC the ability to screen which Rule 10b-5 class actions may be filed, and against whom.”