Employment Related Claims

Examples of Complex Cases in which experts at Litigation Economics have provided analyses and testimony include the following:

Claudine Woolf vs. Mary Kay, Inc., et al. Case involved economic damages that arose from constructive discharge of a salesperson for defendant based on her medical condition. Ms. Woolf was a successful saleswoman for Mary Kay when she learned she was pregnant and had breast cancer. After her sales fell due to time off for surgery and cancer treatments, she lost her position with defendant, but delivered her child. Retained by Angela Alioto, counsel for Plaintiff, San Francisco, California. Trial in Dallas, Texas Superior Court.

Danielo Benedit vs. City of Coral Gables. This was a “whistle-blower” case involving a claim of failure to promote and related wage and benefit loss. Litigation Economics, LLC provided a detailed critique of plaintiff’s damages expert’s report and provided an alternative, fact-based assessments of lost earnings and pension benefits, including no loss alternative. Retained by defense counsel, Denise Heekin, of Bryant Miller Olive, Miami, Florida.

Terry Haynie vs. United Airlines, Inc. Assessed earnings loss in case against major airline carrier by employee. Provided deposition testimony in March 2016. Retained by plaintiff’s counsel. Complex case involving complaints of harassment, hostile work environment and constructive discharge brought by employee against airline carrier. Duties involved assessment of net present value of past and future earnings with adjustments for mitigation, tax offset, pay growth and fringe benefits. Also provided a ‘rebuttal’ of defense expert’s rebuttal report. Retained by Law Offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, of Stuart, Florida.

Lin Ouyand vs. Achem Industry America. In a case involving an employee who left her job and her former employer, provided trial testimony in October 2014 regarding two main issues: how long it would take a typical Asian female to find a job and, once found, how that job would compare with her past job as per pay. These questions were addressed with pooled Displaced Worker Survey data from 2008, 2010, and 2012 and appropriate econometric methods in controls such as economic conditions, age, education, industry and occupation of plaintiff. Because defendant kept open prior position at a wage 25% above that which plaintiff could find after 50 weeks of searching, opinion was no damages. Retained by Attorney Andy Kislik, San Francisco law firm, Nassiri & Jung, defense counsel.