Additional Case Highlights
Edgeworth provides expert testimony as well as litigation and business and regulatory consulting to lawyers, companies, and government agencies that are making strategic decisions. Our experts use sophisticated data analysis and sound economic theory to address relevant issues, explaining their work in ways that are easy to understand by non-economists including attorneys, businessmen, judges, and jurors. Explore the cases below to sample our work.
Court Relies on Dr. Deborah Foster’s Analysis in Denying Class Certification in California Wage & Hours Case
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.”
Edgeworth CEO Dr. John Johnson, working with Principal Consultant Dr. David Colino, was retained by AMN Healthcare, a major healthcare staffing company, in an antitrust matter brought by a competitor alleging Section 1 and Section 2 claims.
Edgeworth was retained to respond to the analyses and opinions put forward by Plaintiff’s economic experts. Dr. Colino submitted an expert report in the case analyzing issues relevant to market definition, market power, harm to competition (including pro-competitive benefits of ACT’s alleged conduct), and damages, and was subsequently deposed.
Edgeworth Economics Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods was retained by Ecolab, Inc. in a California lawsuit alleging improper payment of overtime.
In his expert report, Dr. Woods showed how adjusting individual pay rates under the state’s legislation, based on remediating any pay difference between men and women in the same job at the agency, would, counterintuitively, disadvantage women through larger average increases to men.
Edgeworth Client Secures Landmark Win in Federal Antitrust Case Alleging Conspiracy to Raise Egg Prices
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Jesse David testified in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, helping secure a landmark win on behalf of Rose Acre Farms.
Edgeworth Economics Partner Dr. George G. Korenko was retained by counsel for Hyundai Motor America, Inc., and Hyundai Motor Company (“Hyundai”) in an antitrust counterclaim brought against the company by Direct Technologies International, Inc. (“DTI”).
Edgeworth Economics has consulted on behalf of a wide range of companies, providing ongoing data analysis on the topics of compensation and pay equity.
Edgeworth Economics Partner Dr. George G. Korenko was retained by counsel for American Asphalt & Aggregate, Inc., American Asphalt of West Virginia, (collectively “American Asphalt”), and Blacktop Industries and Equipment Company (“BTI”) to assess merits and damages issues related to allegations of monopolization and attempted monopolization.
Dr. Deborah Foster's declaration and supporting exhibits cited and relied upon by California Court of Appeal.
An Edgeworth team analyzed data regarding pregnancy-related leaves of absence and requests for accommodation to address claims against a nationwide retailer.
Managing Principal Sophie Meadows submitted a report and testified in court in a housing dispute in Washington, DC.
Edgeworth Economics was retained by DC Legal Aid to provide economic analyses of allowable rent increases in a landlord-tenant dispute in Washington, DC.
An Edgeworth client obtained a settlement valued at about $60 million, thereby resolving both a patent litigation and an antitrust counter suit.
Edgeworth Economics Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods was retained in by a financial services company to provide ongoing data analysis of the firm’s compensation models and to address any potential causes for concern.
The Edgeworth team reviewed the damages calculation provided by the opposing expert and provided a rebuttal report critiquing that analysis and providing alternative calculations.
Edgeworth client Rose Acre Farms was found not liable for an alleged antitrust conspiracy to reduce the supply of chicken eggs in the US.
Dr. Deborah K. Foster was retained as the testifying economist by two California hospitals—both part of the AHMC Hospital System.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Jesse David testified at trial on behalf of Royal DSM regarding a reasonable royalty owed to DSM as a result of alleged patent infringement.
Edgeworth Chief Executive Officer Dr. John H. Johnson and Partner Michael Kheyfets completed an analysis on behalf of Etihad Airways, which demonstrated that services introduced by Etihad have increased competition and consumer choice.
An Edgeworth Economics team was retained to consult on behalf of C&S Wholesale Grocers in a matter alleging that C&S and SuperValu conspired to not compete for retail grocery customers in the Midwest and New England.
Dr. Nathan Woods was retained on behalf of a shared economy transportation company to analyze driver and route data in response to misclassification allegations made by independent contractors.
Edgeworth Analysis Cited by Arbitration Board in Decision Regarding Wage Increases for a Railroad Union Contract
The arbitration board cited Dr. David’s analysis on behalf of the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad in its decision, awarding wage increases commensurate with the comparability analysis he presented at the hearing.
The Edgeworth team reviewed coded time records to identify shifts where meal period deductions occurred without a recorded meal period and determine whether recorded meal periods were compliant.
Edgeworth Analysis Cited in Indirect Purchasers' Class Certification Decision in Drywall Antitrust MDL
An Edgeworth Economics team was retained on behalf of Defendants in a multi-district class action alleging collusion among manufacturers of gypsum wallboard (or “drywall”).
Dr. Deborah Foster applied the California overtime rules to the rounded and non-rounded time records. Ultimately, the client won on summary judgment.
Edgeworth Economics evaluated the economic arguments from a number of companies and industry groups petitioning the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change the rules governing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as well as the EPA’s responses in its proposed denial to these petitions.
Dr. Nathan Woods analyzed time clock data and testified at trial regarding his conclusions that the alleged time keeping exceptions were idiosyncratic and rare, and that variation among the proposed class of employees was inconsistent with the allegations of a systematic policy or practice of denying meal break payments.
An Edgeworth Economics team was retained on behalf of Pool Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Pool”) in a multi-district class action alleging violations of antitrust laws in regard to the distribution of products used for the construction and maintenance of swimming pools (“Pool Products”).
Dr. Deborah Foster’s valuation of claims related to rest breaks and post-shift work time were presented in US Bankruptcy Court in order for a national retailer to receive court approval of a bankruptcy restructuring plan.
A joint defense group retained Edgeworth Economics to analyze class certification and damages issues related to the allegations.
Edgeworth Provides Analysis of Damages on Behalf of US Restaurant Chain in Labor and Employment Case
An Edgeworth team calculated damages related to constructive discharge and failure to rehire claims. Edgeworth Partner Dr. Deborah K. Foster submitted an expert report in US District Court on behalf of the defendant.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods analyzed available opt-in responses to questions regarding alleged overtime hours worked in a class action involving allegations of misclassification.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods has extensive experience working with companies on multi-year, multi-matter litigation and comprehensive consulting projects.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods has designed samples, submitted reports, and testified to the statistical reliability of sampling approaches relating to health care disputes and wage and hour class actions.
Principal Consultant Sushrut Jain was retained by the Defendant in the class certification stage of Mirabella v. Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Deborah K. Foster provided deposition testimony in a single plaintiff suit brought against a national automotive parts and repair chain.
Edgeworth economists have worked extensively to support DC Legal Aid projects.
Edgeworth Chief Executive Officer Dr. John H. Johnson, working with Partner Matthew Milner, was retained by grocery wholesalers in an alleged conspiracy litigation matter.
Edgeworth's client receives $100 million settlement prior to trial.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Deborah K. Foster provided a declaration and deposition testimony in a California class action matter involving meal periods.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Stephen G. Bronars submitted an expert report and testified before an administrative law judge in a case involving whether or not a state wage survey was methodologically sound and reliable for the purpose of establishing prevailing wages.
Edgeworth Partner Michael Kheyfets was retained to design an economic model and provide testimony on issues related to a petition filed by the owner of a rent-controlled property requesting a substantial rent increase.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Nathan D. Woods worked on a confidential class action matter related to a wide array of allegations of gender discrimination.
Edgeworth Partner Chuck Fields provided expert testimony in a wrongful termination matter involving allegations that Supervalu, Inc. had inappropriately terminated an employee due to her age.
Several Edgeworth experts provided economic analysis and testimony during multiple phases of the litigation on behalf of Hershey, Mars, and Nestle.
Edgeworth Partner Michael Kheyfets advised a large telecommunications provider on the economics of a new product going to market.
Edgeworth Chief Executive Officer Dr. John H. Johnson, working with Edgeworth Partners Chuck Fields and Mike Kheyfets, used the available data to demonstrate that the allegations made by the EEOC were belied by the data.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Jesse David completed analysis of comprehensive concussion and injury data for the 2012 NFL season, along with comparisons to prior seasons going back to 2004.
Edgeworth Partner Dr. Jesse David performed a scenario analysis to estimate the impacts on various sectors of the U.S. economy of a waiver of renewable fuel standard volume requirements.