Investors truly are furious. It's bad enough for them to see their portfolios decimated. It's worse to see those losses tied to incredible tales of corporate greed. What's an investor to do? This special series by TheStreet.com explores how investors can strike back.

The stories provide historical perspective on shareholder activism and offer a road map for investors wanting to avoid past mistakes. There's plenty of blame to go around, and plenty of lessons to be learned. Fortunately, the Web can be a powerful resource in the fight against corruption, and we hope your comeback strategy starts with this report.

-- David Morrow

Editor-in-Chief

Fleecing the Shareholder: How They Did It

Is Class Action Right for You?

Cramer: Inside, Outside -- We Just Want an Active Board

The Good CEO: Endangered but Not Extinct

Seven CEOs Who Earn It

Herb Greenberg's Rules for Recognizing Risk

Institutions Asleep at the Wheel

New Rules Can't Cure Ailing Wall Street

Voices in the Corporate Wilderness

The Facts Behind Shareholder Suits

Legal Remedies Harder to Come By

A Guide to Filing Resolutions

In Search of Director Independence

This Time, the Fallen Corporate Icons Have Gatsbyesque Roots