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A significant factor contributing to the increase in SCA actions is the growth in federal merger-objection lawsuits, which challenge M&A deals on grounds that the company’s board of directors breached their fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value or failed to make adequate disclosures. (Photo: Fotolia)

Securities class action (SCA) lawsuits are being filed at a heated pace that hasn’t been seen in more than two decades.

According to Cornerstone Research, there were a record 325 SCAs filed in the first three quarters of 2017.

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