Pandemic-Related Class Actions: An Economic Perspective

07.2020 | 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Event Sponsor: Edgeworth Economics

The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to class action litigation across the country, including around issues of price gouging, business interruption, and payment refunds. In this webinar, join a panel of attorneys and economic experts for a discussion of the economic and legal principles involved in COVID-related class actions.  


  • Introduction – Types of Class Actions Emerging from the COVID Pandemic
  • Tuition Refunds Class Actions
    • Theories of harm in payment refund cases
    • Issues of predominance and typicality affecting large and varied student bodies
    • Estimating damages from a diminished university experience
    • Damages in the general context of subjective consumer valuation
  • Business Interruptions and Insurance Coverage
    • Causation issues
    • Modeling the but-for world
    • Assessment of mitigation strategies
    • Predominance issues

View the on-demand recording of this complimentary webinar here.


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