Damages Models in Food Labeling Class Actions
ABA Section of Litigation
Consumer Litigation Committee
Thursday, February 7, 2019
11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT | 12:00-1:00 PM MT | 1:00-2:00 PM CT | 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Numerous class action suits continue to be brought alleging food mislabeling involving the package size, the nation of origin, the functional and health benefits, or the contents of consumer products. Class certification decisions in these cases have often critically depended on the ability of plaintiffs to develop a damages model (often in the form a “price premium”) that complies with the Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast v. Behrend.
In this program, participants will discuss recent class certification decisions along with the success (and failure) of recently proposed damages models (such as surveys and “hedonic regressions”).
August Horvath, Foley Hoag
Jon Tomlin, Ph.D., Ankura
Robert Zeithammer, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Moderated by Ryan Clarkson, Clarkson Law Firm