Product Liability
Overview
Engagements
Experts

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.

Principals
Abere_068
Principal
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Dr. Abere provides economic research, data analysis, and expert witness testimony in cases involving antitrust, contracts, intellectual property, and other commercial litigation as well as regulatory proceedings. More-icon
Berkman_068
Principal
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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
Hinton_035
Principal
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Mr. Hinton has over 15 years of experience in economic consulting in a wide range of advisory and testifying engagements pertaining to securities and finance litigation, commercial and contract disputes, bankruptcy, and product liability. More-icon
Brad_johnson_web
Principal
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Mr. Johnson has experience in litigation matters pertaining to antitrust, financial institutions, and health care. More-icon
Danmcfadden557
Principal
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Professor McFadden is a winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics, the E. Morris Cox Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and the founding director of its Econometrics Laboratory. More-icon
Principal Emeritus
Principal Emeritus
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Dr. Wise specializes in the application of economics and statistical techniques to analyze damages in connection with business and environmental litigation. More-icon
Academic Advisors
Academic Advisor
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
Consultants
Mcknight-david-0034
Senior Associate
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Mr. McKnight has over 14 years of experience in economic consulting in litigation and advisory engagements pertaining to securities and finance litigation, product liability, bankruptcy, and commercial disputes. More-icon