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…
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.
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.
Class Certification Defense for a Foreign Securities Issuer
Defense counsel retained Cornerstone Research to assess plaintiff’s expert’s market analysis in a U.S. securities litigation involving a major foreign auto manufacturer.
Alleged Price Discrimination and Unfair Competition among Automobile Dealerships
Professor Asker submitted expert testimony on behalf of a major automobile manufacturer.
False Advertising Case Involving Automotive Brake Rotors
The parties settled, with the defendant agreeing not to claim that its brake rotors met OE standards.
An Assessment of Analytical Tools in Product Liability Matters
The authors discuss a range of empirical tools from economics, marketing, and consumer behaviour in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability.
Big Tex Trailers and American Trailer Works Merger
The U.S. Department of Justice closed its investigation into a transportation industry merger.
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