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 Expert Published in The Review of Economics and Statistics

OnPoint expert Dr. Gareth Macartney was recently published in The Review of Economics and Statistics. The article, which was co-authored with Dr. Rachel Griffith at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Manchester, is entitled “Employment Protection Legislation, Multinational Firms, and Innovation.”

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$76 Million Awarded to AstraZeneca from Apotex for Prilosec Generic

A U.S. federal judge awarded AstraZeneca Plc $76 million in damages from generic drug manufacturer Apotex for infringing on patents for the heartburn drug, Prilosec® during 2003 to 2007. Dr. Gordon Rausser, Chairman and Co-founder of OnPoint Analytics, served as one of five expert witnesses for AstraZeneca.

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Favorable Settlement in LCD Price-Fixing Case

Analysis performed by OnPoint expert Dr. Gareth Macartney helped secure a favorable settlement for Eastman Kodak in its dispute with LCD panel manufacturers Epson, AU Optronics and Toshiba. The settlement resolved allegations that the Defendants participated in an international price-fixing conspiracy involving thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels.

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Leading a Series of Class Certification Victories

This year, four important decisions came down certifying plaintiff classes of 1) rail freight shippers who were subjected to fuel surcharges, 2) indirect purchasers of nasal spray fluticasone propionate (brand name Flonase) who were forced to pay higher prices because of delayed generic entry, 3) Southeastern dairy farmers who received suppressed prices for their raw milk production, and 4) Northeastern dairy farmers who received suppressed prices for their raw milk production. In all four cases, the plaintiffs’ economic expert was Gordon Rausser and he was supported by the staff of OnPoint Analytics, Inc.

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Enthusiastic Reviews for Political Power and Economic Policy

Dr. Gordon C. Rausser recently joined with esteemed colleagues Johan Swinnen and Pinhas Zusman to write Political Power and Economic Policy: Theory, Analysis, and Empirical Applications. This book analyzes the links between political economics, governance structures, and the distribution of political power in economic policy making.

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Major Victory for Drug Development

On November 18, 2011 the California Superior Court, County of San Mateo entered Judgment in favor of Asahi-Kasei Pharma Corp. in Case No. 478533 including compensatory damages, punitive damages, costs and interest charges totaling more than $415 million. OnPoint’s Gordon Rausser, Ph.D. served as Asahi’s sole expert on both damages and loss causation.