Consumer Product Expert in Price Fixing

Case Description:

A high end consumer product expert with knowledge of price fixing was needed for antitrust class action litigation. The plaintiffs were a consumer class alleging that the defendants conspired to enter into minimum resale price fixingagreements for high end baby products. The alleged purpose of this practice was to enhance monopoly power in the high end baby product market. Plaintiffs alleged prices were substantially inflated as a result of the price fixing agreement.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a consumer product expert with knowledge of price fixing strategies and familiarity with high end consumer product market. The expert was asked to define the high end consumer product market, opine on issues of price fixing, and assist with class certification.

Experts Presented:

  • Consumer Products

    This consumer product expert has extensive experience working in strategic and financial planning for the consumer product industry. He served as chief financial officer for an international retail chain with more than 1,000 stores worldwide and is a former audit partner for one of the big five accounting firms, where he was a team leader in the worldwide consumer product industry sector. This expert has authored studies on various consumer product industry topics including pricing trends and market risk. He also has eight years of experience in the consumer product market for children and has offered depositions and trial testimony as an expert witness. IMS Reference #5023549

  • Antitrust Economics

    This antitrust economics expert has more than 20 years of experience working as an economist focusing on antitrust and competition matters. He has previous experience as an expert witness on retail antitrust matters and has performed class certification for class action cases as well. His expertise includes consumer product market definition, price fixing, class certification, evaluation of competition, and price discrimination. This expert has a Ph.D. in regional economic analysis from the University of Pennsylvania. He has offered multiple depositions, as well as trial testimony. IMS Reference #5020280

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