Consumer Fraud and Product Liability
Cornerstone Research has substantial experience in class actions involving allegations of consumer fraud and product liability where we have addressed issues of class certification, exposure, reliance, impact, and damages. Key questions in these cases may include whether common evidence can be used to prove that certain challenged conduct caused each member of the proposed class to make a purchase and whether the challenged conduct injured each member of the proposed class. An additional consideration is whether each proposed class member’s damages, if any, can be determined by common proof. We have also worked on several class actions involving allegations of demand and price inflation that plaintiffs have argued caused class-wide impact, even for consumers who were not exposed to or influenced by the challenged conduct.
Cornerstone Research has extensive experience in individual actions involving allegations of fraud and misrepresentation, which many times are brought by a defendant’s competitors. These cases may require a focus on the relevant market, quantification of the effect of the challenged conduct on demand and prices for competing products, and estimation of damages suffered by competitors due to the defendant’s alleged fraud or misrepresentation.
Survey Capabilities and Large Database Analyses
Analyses in cases involving allegations of consumer fraud and product liability often require the ability to conduct surveys, analyze company and/or public data, and work with large datasets. Cornerstone Research has the experience and technological capability to meet the demanding requirements of such matters.
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
Cornerstone Research has worked on several cases involving allegations of fraud and misrepresentation in pharmaceutical and healthcare matters. Below are some examples of our case experience.
Our experience in financial institution matters encompasses fraud and misrepresentation allegations as well as deceptive advertising and inadequate disclosure claims. Below are some examples of our case experience.
High Technology and Manufacturing
In several high-technology and manufacturing cases, attorneys have retained Cornerstone Research to analyze issues related to alleged false advertising, deception, product liability, and demand and price inflation. Below are some examples of our case experience.
Other Consumer Products
We also have experience assessing allegations of false advertising, deception, and product liability in many other consumer products. Below are some examples of our case experience.