Frequently Asked Questions

Lots of law firms are advertising their services. Why should I choose Block & Leviton?

Our track record speaks for itself: Block & Leviton’s team of highly skilled lawyers treats each client’s case with the zeal and attention it deserves. Several of the nation’s largest public pension funds retain our firm, and courts around the country have recognized our top-notch advocacy.

In 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services ranked Block & Leviton fourth on its list of the top shareholder class action firms in the country.

We pride ourselves on litigating only quality cases and our attorneys have worked diligently to recover billions of dollars for our clients.We fight hard to recover more money for investors by litigating aggressively every step of the way.

Will joining the lawsuit cost me any upfront fees?

No. Our firm covers all litigation costs and operates entirely on a contingency basis. Block & Leviton is only compensated after a successful outcome for our clients. Moreover, our fees are always reviewed and approved by a judge.

What is a “class action” lawsuit?

A class action is a lawsuit in which a group of individuals, who each have the same or very similar injuries, band together to sue a defendant. Block & Leviton represents similarly situated shareholders in class action lawsuits filed against corporations that have committed securities fraud and against directors, officers, and controlling stockholders who have breached their fiduciary duties.

What is a lead plaintiff?

A lead plaintiff is an individual, institution, or group who stands in the shoes of all affected investors in the class.

Why should I be a lead plaintiff?

Because you care about the money you’ve lost. Serving as a lead plaintiff allows you to be involved with the litigation. It also allows you to select Block & Leviton as lead counsel for yourself and the class, and to work with us throughout the litigation. We work hard to yield the best possible recovery for the class. We are not a volume business. Instead, we choose our cases carefully and litigate them aggressive to ensure higher than average recoveries.

Do I qualify as a lead plaintiff?

For a federal securities fraud case, if you purchased shares during the class period and held those shares at the time they declined in value, you are likely eligible—even if you later sold your shares. We can talk to you about your eligibility and the likelihood you will be selected lead plaintiff. Contact us.

When and how do I recover my losses?

Once the lawsuit is underway, Block & Leviton works zealously to recover the largest practical sum for investors. Securities fraud lawsuits can take a long time to be fully resolved. Most successful cases end with a settlement, rather than a trial. Once a settlement is reached (or a verdict decided), all class members are entitled to a pro-rata share of the recovery. Of course, we communicate with our clients at each step in the process.

What if I already sold my shares?

Selling your shares after the class period ends does not affect your status as a class member. Talk to us about your individual situation.

Where does Block & Leviton bring cases?

Block & Leviton litigates on behalf of clients nationwide, in both state and federal court. We also maintain a strong network of local counsel throughout the United States.

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