One of the significant trends over the last several years contributing to the overall total volume of securities class action lawsuit filings has been the relative prevalence of securities suits related to SPACs and post-SPAC merger companies. Even though it has now been a considerable amount of time since the SPAC IPO frenzy peaked in the first half of 2021, the lawsuits relating to SPACs and post-SPAC-merger companies continue to be filed. In the latest example of this phenomenon, last week a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit against the vertical aviation company Archer Aviation and certain of its directors and officers. Archer became a publicly traded company through a September 2021 merger with a SPAC. As discussed below, the new lawsuit against Archer has certain features in common with many of the previously filed SPAC-related lawsuits. A copy of the complaint filed against Archer Aviation can be found here.
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