The next new trend: High-frequency trading securities class actions?

One of the 78 securities class action suits from the first half of 2014 involved high-frequency trading

Securities class actions as a whole may be down in the first half of 2014, but one particular area of securities class actions may be an indication of a new trend — suits over high-frequency trading.

According to the 2014 midyear assessment released by Cornerstone Research and Stanford Law School, one of the 78 securities class action lawsuits filed in the first half of 2014 concerns high-frequency trading. While most of the filed securities class action suits target individuals, this particular lawsuit is unique in that exchanges, brokerages and trading firms are listed as defendants.

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