News

Our experts and staff often publish in scholarly journals and provide continuing education to attorneys on economic and financial issues arising in litigation. Review our News entries for awards, events and commentary as well as information about recent verdicts and rulings.

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OnPoint announces promotions; Dr. Gareth Macartney is OnPoint’s new CEO

OnPoint is pleased to announce that Dr. Gareth Macartney starts 2020 as OnPoint’s new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Macartney has been with OnPoint for eleven years. In that time, he has managed antitrust, intellectual property, breach of contract, and class action cases, among other types of complex litigation. He has built his own testifying practice…

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Loestrin Antitrust Litigation settles on the day trial was set to start; OnPoint Expert Assisted Class Certification Victory

On January 6, 2020, the day trial was set to start, Class Plaintiffs reached an agreement with Defendants Warner Chilcott and Watson Pharmaceuticals to end the antitrust litigation involving oral contraceptives, Loestrin 24 Fe and Minastrin 24 Fe. Direct and indirect purchasers alleged that Defendants violated state and federal law through a series of actions…

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Settlement in Herd Retirement Antitrust Case

Analysis performed by OnPoint expert Dr. John Connor helped secure a settlement for Winn-Dixie in its dispute with major dairy cooperatives concerning the Cooperatives Working Together “CWT” Herd Retirement Program. The settlement resolved a dispute centered on allegations that the Defendants participated in a conspiracy to limit the production of raw farm milk through premature…

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UC Berkeley hosts Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Gordon Rausser, OnPoint Analytics Chairman

The University of California, Berkeley, recently hosted a Festschrift to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Gordon C. Rausser, Chairman and co-founder of OnPoint Analytics. The speakers on the two-day symposium included luminaries in a variety of fields ranging from economics, law, international studies, public policy, and global poverty and development. Specific panel topics…

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OnPoint Welcomes New Economist, Dr. Seamus Li, and New IT Manager, Sean Fatourchi

OnPoint Analytics is pleased to introduce the latest additions to our team: Economist Dr. Seamus Li and IT Manager Sean Fatourchi. Dr. Seamus Li is an Economist with a background of diverse experience in academia, government, industry, and consulting. He specializes in empirical industrial organization and applied econometrics. Dr. Li’s academic research touched upon such…

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OnPoint Expert Assists Class Certification Victory in Engquist v. City of LA

The Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles recently certified a class of all persons that have paid the City of Los Angeles Gas Users Tax (“GUT”) imposed by section 21.1.5 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code on certain amounts charged by Southern California Gas Company (“SoCalGas”) for customer…

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OnPoint Expert Testifies in Packaged Tuna Antitrust Case

OnPoint expert Dr. Gareth Macartney recently gave a full day of deposition testimony in an antitrust lawsuit against producers of packaged tuna in the United States (In Re: Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, USDC, Southern District of California, Case No. 15-MD-2670). Dr. Macartney served as an economic expert on behalf of Plaintiffs Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.…

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OnPoint Welcomes New Director of Pharmaceutical Analytics, Dr. Theo Ndatimana, PharmD, MPH

OnPoint Analytics is pleased to introduce the latest addition to our team: Dr. Theo Ndatimana, who has a medical background and over 10 years of practical experience in the pharmacy field. He has worked for health insurers and for major health care providers and is intimately familiar with all aspects of pharmaceutical data, procurement, and…

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OnPoint Expert Testifies on Economic Damages in Arbitration

Dan Werner, Ph.D., CPA recently testified as the economics expert at an arbitration in Oakland, CA as part of a case involving personal injury allegations and underinsured motorist claims. Dr. Werner presented his analysis on the economic market opportunity for plaintiff’s small business, as well as his calculation of the lost profits sustained from plaintiff’s…

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OnPoint Expert Testifies in Deceptive Pricing Class Action

OnPoint expert, Dr. Stephen Hamilton, recently testified as an expert witness on the topic of economic damages for Plaintiffs in a deceptive pricing class action lawsuit against Carter’s, Inc. The Defendants are alleged to have engaged in the false and misleading advertisement of “market” prices (and corresponding phantom “savings”) on children’s apparel and accessories sold…