Supreme Court Hears Case Against Frivolous Securities Class Action Lawsuits

The Supreme Court heard arguments today against the legal precedent that has led to a proliferation of securities class action lawsuits over the past 25 years in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement following today’s sitting:

“Securities class action lawsuits not only siphon productive capital out of the economy, but they also inflict significant cost burdens on manufacturers, while impairing their ability to grow and create jobs. The result is no net benefit to shareholders and enormous amounts of resources diverted toward legal fees and settlements. Manufacturers are hopeful that the Court will exercise its right to rein in these lawsuits.”

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