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February 28, 2013

The Trial Lawyers’ New Merger Tax?

Lawsuits are filed in 96% of mergers and acquisitions valued over $500 million, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research (D & O Diary).  In October, ILR released a paper analyzing the remarkable M&A litigation explosion, finding that “trial lawyers hold transactions hostage until they collect a ‘litigation tax,’ draining a share of the merger’s economic benefit away from shareholders and into the lawyers’ own pockets.”

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