A small law firm in Toledo, Ohio retained AEG to calculate economic damages, after a chiropractor invented an orthopedic pillow. The pillow was designed to be placed between a person’s knees while sleeping to reduce back pain. In 2000, n was sued by Banyan Licensing on a claim that they had superior rights to the design through an existing patent.
The suit at hand was a legal malpractice suit where Anderson Economic Group calculated the chiropractor’s lost ability to collect royalty payments from the sale of the orthopedic pillow in the United States.
We prepared an expert report. Patrick Anderson provided deposition testimony about the report. Mr. Anderson also testified in the Court in Toledo. In addition, we provided an analysis of the opposing expert’s report, and questions to be posed to the opposing expert.
After the trial, AEG’s client got a favorable settlement offer.
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Our analysis focused on the future cash flow that the mortgage wholesale operation would have generated had the plaintiff been allowed to continue directing the operation. The operation was set up as a unit of a larger bank, and generated income through interest earned on its loan portfolio, and by selling loans on the secondary market. To determine the value of this operation we estimated overall loan generation in coming years, taking into account economic and market changes and which loans would be added to the portfolio and which would be sold to the secondary market. Expenses of the operation were also forecasted, allowing us to estimate cash flows for the operation. These cash flows were then discounted to the present day to arrive at the value of the operation.
The findings of our analysis were summarized in an expert report which was used for settlement purposes. Shortly after our report was submitted our client accepted a favorable settlement offer.
A Chicago based commercial litigation firm, retained Anderson Economic Group, LLC as a expert in a matter involving the value of contractual rights to a share of profits earned by a mortgage wholesale operation. Our work was done on behalf of the plaintiff, who was seeking damages for termination of contact.
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In this article, the authors use their practical experience in industries in which antitrust issues commonly arise, and their experience in estimating commercial damages in breach-of-contract cases, to examine the issue of properly identifying and estimating antitrust injury.