MacKinnon v. Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. et al.
Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court denied class certification on the basis that the plaintiffs failed to establish an economic loss or a methodology for determining economic losses…
IntegrityMessageBoards.com v. Facebook Inc.
A judge denied plaintiff’s motion for class certification, citing Professor Hanssens’s expert report.
Nemet et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al.
A federal judge dismissed a proposed class action against Volkswagen and excluded plaintiffs’ expert evidence.
Invasion of Privacy Consumer Class Action
The court rejected the plaintiffs’ proposed conjoint survey in an invasion of privacy class action, and denied class certification in a related false advertising class action.
In re General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation
After a U.S. district court judge granted General Motors’ motion for summary judgment, the judge preliminarily approved a settlement that is less than 1 percent of the Plaintiffs’ originally claimed…
Johannessohn et al. v. Polaris Industries Inc.
The court declined to certify the class in this product liability litigation, ruling that the plaintiffs had no standing and failed to fulfill predominance requirements.
In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
Defense counsel retained Cornerstone Research to support two experts who showed the plaintiffs’ damages models could not reliably estimate damages on a classwide basis.
In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
Jury in bellwether “clean diesel” opt-out trial accepts Volkswagen’s expert’s damages analysis showing limited economic damages.
Cornerstone Research Coauthors Marketing Amicus Curiae Brief for Supreme Court
Amici in this brief ask the court to review consumer perception analysis and evidence relevant to assessing whether a domain name is a generic term or a brand name.
False Advertising Case Involving Automotive Brake Rotors
The parties settled, with the defendant agreeing not to claim that its brake rotors met OE standards.
Negligence Lawsuit Against Healthcare Provider
This civil matter involving allegations of patient overtreatment settled.
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