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.
Edgeworth contributed to the efforts of Massachusetts Appleseed on a community-led examination of racial and gender-based disparities in schools.
In July 2022, Endo Pharmaceuticals won a jury trial, defeating claims that it had entered into an anticompetitive agreement with Impax Laboratories to delay a generic version of Endo’s Opana ER pharmaceutical.
An Edgeworth Economics team, led by Dr. Jesse David, was retained by WellPet LLC in a matter involving misrepresentations and omissions on the packaging of various petfood products.
Dr. Deborah Foster submitted an expert report addressing allegations of improper rounding by Saint Luke’s Health System, Inc. in support of the hospital system’s motion for Summary Judgement.
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.
Edgeworth Economics Partner and Labor Practice Group Leader Dr. Deborah Foster was retained by Seyfarth Shaw LLP in a matter alleging (among other things) gender pay disparities.
An Edgeworth Economics team, led by Dr. John H. Johnson, was retained by Carrier, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, in a matter in which Plaintiffs alleged that Carrier failed to properly disclose that certain HVAC systems it sold were defective due to the presence of a chemical rust inhibitor that caused the systems to malfunction.
Dr. Jesse David was retained by First National Insurance Company of America, et al. in a matter involving claims of inappropriate determination of payments to customers of automobile insurance.
In 2015, a single plaintiff sued Abbott Laboratories for alleged race discrimination and retaliation in a termination decision. Edgeworth Economics Partner Dr. Deborah Foster was retained to consult on behalf of Abbott Laboratories, which was represented by Kirkland & Ellis.
Edgeworth Economics Partner Dr. George G. Korenko was retained by counsel for Schneider National Leasing, Inc. (“SNL”) in a lawsuit brought against the U.S. seeking a refund of its partial payment of federal excise taxes and the abatement of unpaid assessments on 976 truck tractors.
Edgeworth CEO Dr. John Johnson, working with Managing Principal 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.
ShotSpotter commissioned Edgeworth Analytics (“Edgeworth”) to review a study by the MacArthur Justice Center (“MJC”) published May 2021 and provide an independent evaluation of the claims contained in it.
During the 2020 NFL season, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) addressed the safety of players during the COVID-19 pandemic. They retained Edgeworth to build an interactive dashboard analyzing which teams were located in COVID-19 hot spots to offer players a readily accessible source of information to understand the evolving situation in their communities.
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.”
Nearly 50% of US Labs Still Do Not Have Supplies for COVID-19 Testing, Reports AACC, Edgeworth Survey
A new survey of U.S. clinical laboratories conducted in partnership between the AACC and Edgeworth Analytics has found that nearly half of all responding labs still do not have the supplies they need to run COVID-19 tests.
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 was brought on to consult in a case involving the security of Georgia Voting Machines.
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 Economist Dr. Jesse David was retained by Best Buy Stores, LP in a consumer class action in which Plaintiff alleged misrepresentations from Best Buy about laptop computer performance.
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.
Edgeworth calculated lost wages for a trained opera singer who was arrested while busking.
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.