Today’s five-star site: Securities Class Action Clearinghouse

Operated by Stanford Law School, the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse provides detailed and timely information about securities fraud litigation for use by the legal community, investors and the media. The Clearinghouse publishes or links to the full text of more than 2,000 complaints, motions, judicial opinions, and other major class action filings and organizes them all under its own full-text search engine. From the site, you can register to receive automatic notices of litigation developments by e-mail. In addition to its full text offerings, the site includes analyses of complaints summarizing their major allegations, docket sheets from the Northern District of California, settlement documents, and links to related information. This is an extremely useful, informative and innovative site.

(Excerpted from the second edition of The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web.)