Product Liability

Our expertise in product liability and mass tort litigation includes statistical and economic expert testimony.

Our experts have testified on damages issues, litigation risk assessments for liability and damages, identification of optimal litigation strategies, structuring of complex settlements, valuation of potential insurance recovery, testimony on discount rates, and identification and coordination of expert witnesses.

We have appeared before federal and bankruptcy courts and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings involving numerous products, such as asbestos, lead, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, construction, chemicals, and tanker ships.

Our expertise includes:

  • We conducted statistical modeling and applied decision analysis to value breast implant liability and damages claims.
  • Members of The Brattle Group projected the timing and magnitude of future asbestos claims and analyzed potential insurance recovery.
  • We evaluated a large database for leaking pipe claims and projected the magnitude and timing of future claims.
  • We estimated the level of funds required to cover future Dalkon Shield claims.
  • We provided expert analysis concerning the economic damages resulting from asbestos in state buildings.
  • The Brattle Group analyzed trends in product liability and bodily injury claims to project potential future claims related to a manufacturing firm.
  • We estimated class action damages from material degradation in a home appliance system.
  • We conducted a seminar for an oil shipping company to examine the relationship of maintenance activities to failure modes for double-hulled vessels.

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Dr. Berkman is an expert in applied microeconomics in the areas of the environment, energy, and natural resources; environmental health and safety; discrimination; and intellectual property. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Levy specializes in microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics. He has supported expert work calculating damages in numerous litigation cases with an emphasis on statistical and econometric issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Professor McFadden is the Presidential Professor of Health Economics at the University of Southern California, where he has joint appointments at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics at USC Dornsife College. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Professor Sunding advises on matters relating to environmental and natural resource economics, utility regulation and ratemaking, damages, and valuation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Principal Emeritus
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Principal Emeritus
Dr. Wise specializes in the application of economics and statistical techniques to analyze damages in connection with business and environmental litigation. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisors
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Dr. Hamilton, a Professor and Chair of Economics in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, is an expert in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics, antitrust regulation, and public economics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Michael Moore is a Senior Lecturer of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Peter E. Rossi is the James Collins Professor of Marketing, Economics and Statistics at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and is an influential and widely-cited expert in marketing, statistics, and econometrics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Dr. Charles Gibbons specializes in applying sophisticated econometric and statistical models to legal, regulatory, and policy issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4