July 17, 2018

Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages

Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages

The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, 5th Edition edited by Nancy J. Fannon and Jonathan Dunitz, bridges the gap between the economics in damages cases and what the courts say about the calculations and evidentiary requirements. It provides a deep and rich resource, found nowhere else, for financial experts and attorneys seeking guidance on damage calculations.

Written from the perspectives of financial experts and attorneys, the guide blends the financial expert’s mastery of accepted methods and procedures with the attorney’s expertise in legal issues while providing in-depth analysis and interpretation of the continually expanding body of case law. It describes the different types of damages and how to calculate them, while presenting the problems that may arise and how stakeholders can address them. With each successive edition of this guide, the authors have drilled deeper on the existing chapters and broadened the scope of damages topics covered. With 43 chapters and over 300 court case digests, the guide provides the most comprehensive analysis of any damages text available.

Highlights of the new edition include:

  • A knowledge base that allows for a better working relationship between a financial expert and the attorney – Experts are most beneficial to attorneys when they’re well-informed about damage remedies and the context in which they are calculated. When an expert is more knowledgeable, he or she can be more valuable to the attorney in terms of the various options for remedies, given a particular context.
  • Comprehensive materials on a variety of damages measures – This new edition includes measurements on lost profits or value, unjust enrichment, intellectual property damages, other commercial damages, and expanded content on personal injury and wrongful termination.
  • In-depth analysis – This guide includes expanded analysis of motions to exclude experts and a review of the concept of reasonable certainty, based on significant research on the topic.

With seven new chapters in Volume One and analysis of 100 additional court cases in Volume Two, this much-expanded guide is about financial evidence: how to gather it, interpret it, and tell its story in a lawsuit or litigation setting. Among other topics, new chapters address theft of trade secrets, apportionment, and damages in cases involving rights of publicity and for franchises.