Economic and other Damages
Our team of seasoned experts provides damage analyses in a number of contexts. Bates Group experts have provided opinions in many dispute resolution forums related to economic damages arising from lost profits, lost future wages, and loss of support claims. Our practitioners are experts in generally accepted practices and benchmarks for estimating damages in these type of claims, as well best practices in documenting and supporting the calculated figures. Often, we have helped counsel by ensuring that the appropriate supporting documents are obtained and have helped to separate necessary from irrelevant information in making these calculations. We also provide guidance as to analysis-types that are likely to prevail in a given matter, based on our previous experience. Our experts can also provide valuable insights to counsel by analyzing the damages-related claims put forth by opposing counsel and their experts. In many instances, we have been able to identify and analyze key misstatements, or inaccurate assumptions, that significantly mitigate the damage amount claimed without ever having to create an alternative model ourselves. Our clients have found these types of services to be especially helpful in pre-litigation and mediation phases.
Damage Analyses in Non-Traditional Cases
Due to the high caliber of Bates' experts in this area, we have often been called upon to provide damage analyses in non-traditional cases as well. For instance, on behalf of a major medical group, Bates provided a comparative damages analysis evaluating the benefits (in both dollar and patient outcome terms) of selecting one type of heart valve replacement model over another. Or for example, calculating the earning potential of a portfolio of patents as part of an on-going intellectual property dispute. Our depth of experience in the field of damages allows us to confidently tackle large, complex, and unique cases .