A recently-published annual report from Cornerstone Research demonstrates the continued focus by the plaintiffs’ securities litigation bar on pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology firms.

The report notes that 2019 federal securities filings (excluding merger objections), against Consumer Non-Cyclical companies, primarily composed of pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology firms, were at record levels.  Specifically, federal filings in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare sectors increased from 56 in 2018 to 63 in 2019.

The Cornerstone Research report makes clear that pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology firms will likely continue to face disproportionate rates of securities litigation filings.

The entire Cornerstone Research report is available at: https://www.cornerstone.com/Publications/Reports/Securities-Class-Action-Filings-2019-Year-in-Review