Edgeworth Clients EMMC and Mushroom Growers Found Not Liable for Antitrust Conspiracy Allegations by Winn-Dixie Stores

On March 21, 2022, Edgeworth clients, Eastern Mushroom Marketing Cooperative (EMMC) together with various mushroom growers, were found not liable for an alleged antitrust conspiracy to fix mushroom prices provided to Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. 

Calculating Overpayments In False Ad Class Actions

Over the past decade, there has been a notable increase in the number of class actions brought against manufacturers of food and consumer packaged goods, specifically with respect to allegations of false claims in advertising and product labeling. In such cases, plaintiffs typically allege that consumers were harmed because they paid higher prices than they would have paid had they possessed complete information.

Prevailing Wage Preview: H-1B Foreign Worker Salary Expectations for July 2022

On July 1 of each year, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) publishes prevailing wage rates and salaries that establish a floor for what U.S. businesses must pay foreign workers hired under H-1B and other work visa programs.  We have developed a tool that provides a preview of the prevailing wages that the OFLC will officially announce on July 1, 2022.

Prevailing Wage Preview: H-2B Foreign Worker Salary Expectations for July 2022

On July 1 of each year, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) publishes prevailing wage rates and salaries that establish a floor for what U.S. businesses must pay foreign workers hired under H-2B and other work visa programs.  We have developed a tool that provides a preview of the prevailing wages that the OFLC will officially announce on July 1, 2022. 

Edgeworth Economics Named as a Top Economic Consultancy by Global Competition Review

Edgeworth has been named a top competition economic consultancy by Global Competition Review in its annual publication of the Economics 23 for the 8th year in a row.

Court Relies on Dr. Deborah Foster’s Analysis in Denying Class Certification in California Wage & Hours Case

Dr. Deborah Foster was retained by the defendant in a wage and hour case, Mkhitarian v. Bank of the West, in which employees at branches of a California bank alleged that their employer violated California law by “failing to pay them for all hours worked, missed, short, late, and/or interrupted meal periods and/or rest breaks.” 

Expert Report on Pay Equity Claims at a Government Agency

Dr. Nathan Woods was retained by the defense in a matter alleging pay disparities adverse to women working with a state government agency.

Litigating Breach of Contract Matters During Covid-19

In this Bloomberg Law article, Edgeworth Partner Dr. George Korenko and Mary Gately, Partner at DLA Piper, discuss from a legal and economic perspective the issue of breach of contract damages arising during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Class Certification in College Tuition Refund Class Actions

Sushrut Jain explores the significant hurdle plaintiffs seeking tuition refunds will face at the class certification stage of proving that a formulaic method exists to determine damages without the need for individualized inquiry.

Edgeworth Client Prevails in California Lawsuit Alleging Improper Payment of Overtime

Edgeworth Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods was retained in a California lawsuit alleging improper payment of overtime. At issue, Plaintiff alleged that the way in which Ecolab calculated and paid monthly bonuses did not comply with overtime requirements under California law.

Pandemic-Related Class Actions: An Economic Perspective

In this on-demand webinar, hear from a panel of attorneys and economic experts for a discussion of the economic and legal principles involved in COVID-related class actions.  

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