On July 26th, the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse and Cornerstone Research released their 2011 mid-year assessment of securities class action filings. The number of securities fraud cases filed in the first-half of 2011 decreased by 9.6 percent from the number filed in the second-half of 2010. The number of traditional securities fraud lawsuits alleging accounting improprieties or the inflation of stock prices also appears to be declining while cases involving Chinese reverse mergers and mergers and acquisitions more generally are on the rise. Press Release.