Case (litigation)

Nathan’s Hayek Explores Gauging Infringement Damages after Samsung v. Apple

January 19, 2017–Marianne Ley Hayek, a managing economist at Nathan Associates, says an array of economic tools exists to calculate damages when patents for product components are infringed. Litigators may need such analysis more often after the U.S. Supreme Court’s December 6, 2016, ruling in...

Kleit Makes Case in Journal for Deregulated Electricity

November 15, 2016—Nathan Associates affiliate Andrew Kleit, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at Pennsylvania State University, argues in the Wall Street Journal for more deregulation of electricity markets.Greater competition through deregulation will bring about lower costs for...

Mangum’s Competition Analysis Prevails in Patent Case

February 16, 2016—Economic analysis by Russell W. Mangum III, senior vice president at Nathan Associates, prevailed in a patent decision involving LED semiconductor lighting products.After ruling last month that Everlight Electronics Co. had infringed three patents held by plaintiff Nichia Corp., U...

Air Cargo Price-Fixing Case Certified as Class Action

September 15, 2015—A Canadian judge has certified a class action alleging that Air Canada and other international airlines fixed the price of fuel surcharges for shipping cargo. Dr. Russell Lamb, Senior Vice President for Litigation at Nathan Associates and internationally recognized authority on...

Nathan Advised Plaintiffs on Impax Securities Case Nearing Final Settlement

May 11, 2015—A class action lawsuit for which Nathan Associates analyzed potential damages to shareholders in the drugmaker Impax Laboratories Inc. is headed for final settlement next month. Attorneys for the shareholder plaintiffs filed a motion last week seeking final approval of the $8 million...

Baker Urges Caution in Allowing R&D Defense Argument

December 5, 2014—Antitrust specialist Jonathan B. Baker cautioned against accepting arguments that protecting monopolistic behavior can be good for innovation, and he described a fresh approach to testing those arguments. Baker, a former U.S. regulator and now professor at American University’s...

Martin Asher Joins Nathan Associates' Litigation Practice

October 2, 2014--Martin Asher, former director of undergraduate Research and Scholars Programs at Wharton, has joined Nathan Associates as a Principal Economist and expert witness. Dr. Asher will be supporting the firm’s work in commercial litigation, class certification, and damage analysis....

Supreme Court Cites Research and Analysis of Principal Economist Alan Meister

May 29, 2014—On May 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al., one of the most significant Indian law cases in recent years. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity by barring the State of Michigan’s lawsuit...

Subjectivity and Statistics: Representative Testimony in Employment Class and Collective Actions

October 16, 2012—In the latest issue of Law360, Stephen Schneider, senior vice president at Nathan Associates, explores statistical standards for representative testimony used in wage and hour class actions. Dr. Schneider notes that no “bright line” distinguishes sufficient from insufficient...

Rethinking the Unemployment Status of Job Applicants

August 28, 2012—Are there sound economic reasons for screening job applicants on the basis of employment status? What are the trade-offs of such screening? And what are the implications of legislative measures to protect the unemployed as they seek work? Nathan economists Chen Song and David Sharp...

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