Our economists have extensive experience as testifying and consulting experts in matters that involve allegations related to product labeling, product packaging, manufacturer claims, or potential defects. We have experience assessing claims of “price premium” damages based on analyses of market data as well as consumer surveys. In the context of class actions, our experts analyze class-wide damage models and assess predominance issues that arise under Rule 23. Our work is based on the analysis of a variety of types of data, including retail scanner data, company transactional databases, and simulation data based on conjoint surveys.
Edgeworth experts have experience with cases involving numerous consumer protection laws including The Federal Trade Commission Act, The Lanham Act, The Federal Tort Claims Act, and numerous other federal and state regulations.
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Insights & News
- Published Article, Law360 | 06.28.2023
While the direct-selling world was awaiting U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn's decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Neora LLC, in which the FTC alleged that Neora operated an illegal pyramid scheme, the FTC v. Noland case largely flew under the radar.
- Published Article, Law360 | 04.12.2022
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.
- Published Article, Bloomberg Law | 09.25.2020
In this article, 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.
- Law360 | 06.08.2015
Sushrut Jain discusses recent trends in consumer class actions brought against manufacturers of retail food products, including the proposition of using hedonic price analyses.
- Law360 | 05.30.2013
Dr. Jesse David gives an economic perspective of food labeling cases by discussing the “predominance” requirement for class certification.
- Blog, 08.08.2023
Biotechnology companies Natera and CareDx have been engaged in a prolonged legal battle regarding the validity of patents covering methods of cell-free DNA analysis for noninvasive monitoring of organ transplant rejection. The case has been lauded by the legal community as the “last chance for diagnostic patents” to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
- Presentation, Washington, DC | 09.21.2023
Edgeworth partner Dr. Branko Jovanovic will speak on the panel "Economic Analysis of Lawful Compensation Models" at the DSA's annual Legal & Regulatory Seminar.
- Event, 11.30.2017
In this CLE webinar, Dr. Jesse David and his fellow panelists will review the Comcast Corp. v. Behrend decision and the requirement that plaintiffs demonstrate predominance that must measure only those damages connected to the plaintiffs’ theory of liability.
- Event, 01.25.2017
In this live webcast, Dr. Jesse David will speak on a panel discussing recent trends in the use of survey evidence in advertising cases.
- Event, 03.17.2016
CLE International will host its inaugural two-day Food Law Conference in Washington, DC. Principal Consultant Sushrut Jain will participate in a panel discussion on food law class actions and damages valuations.
- Press Release, 09.12.2023
In an environment of heightened regulatory focus on consumer protection issues at both the federal and state levels, Edgeworth Economics announces the formal launch of its Consumer Protection practice.
- Press Release, 06.28.2023
Edgeworth Economics is pleased to welcome Dr. Branko Jovanovic as a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Dr. Jovanovic brings over two decades of experience in consumer class action litigation and a wide array of regulatory matters.
- News, 05.21.2014
Dr. Jesse David spoke at the “Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations” Conference.
- News, 02.18.2014
Dr. Jesse David will be a panelist in an ABA Antitrust Section program on the legal and economic arguments behind Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture, et al. v. American Quarter Horse Association, et al.
- Press Release, 09.16.2013
Dr. Jesse David has analyzed recent trends in food labeling class action litigation.
- News, 05.31.2013
Dr. Jesse David discusses the “predominance” requirement for class certification in Law360.