Garcia et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al.
The judge ruled in favor of our client, denying class certification in this consumer fraud class action.
Guzman et al. v. Polaris Inc. et al.
The court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment in this consumer fraud class action.
The Weak Foundations of Conjoint Analysis
David Gal of University of Illinois discusses the methodological limitations of conjoint analysis for assessing consumer preferences and estimating damages in litigation settings.
Damages in Consumer Class Actions
The authors discuss methods such as conjoint surveys and regression analysis in the ABA’s A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions.
Estimating Harm in Invasion of Privacy and Data Breach Disputes
The authors discuss the recent developments in the UK and the US in invasion of privacy and data breach cases.
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…
Expert Forum: Cracking the Commonalities and Differences in Data Breach and Data Privacy Cases
At this Cornerstone Research video conference, academics, attorneys, and economists discussed current trends and future directions of data breach and data privacy matters.
IntegrityMessageBoards.com v. Facebook Inc.
A judge denied plaintiff’s motion for class certification, citing Professor Hanssens’s expert report.
Ad Avoidance in False Advertising Consumer Class Actions
In consumer class actions involving allegations of deceptive or false advertising, plaintiffs may allege that a company misrepresented benefits or omitted information about a product in advertisements. In these cases,…
Why Curve-Fitting Cannot Be Used to Show Causation or Estimate Impact
Iain Cockburn discusses the problems with curve-fitting methodology in economic analysis in this Westlaw article.
Using Surveys In Consumer Finance Litigation
The authors consider how surveys can help address key issues regarding consumer financial decision-making in litigation and regulatory enforcement matters.
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