Why the surge in merger litigation fizzled

Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, Jan. 22, 2016

For years, companies have complained that nearly every acquisition attracts a flurry of lawsuits. Nearly 95 percent of all deals in 2014 had a lawsuit. But a new study … finds that this all changed in 2015. A Delaware court crackdown on takeover litigation has driven the litigation rate to less than 22 percent.