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Hear Senior Economist Chad Staller Discuss Economic Damages on the Radio “How Could Anybody Award So Much Money?” “What Sort of Things Do You Take Into Consideration…” Figuring Out the Accumulation of an Individual’s Worth “Are there Studies You Rely on… for Work Life Expectancy”

Pennsylvania courts require defense on all aspects of damages claims Pennsylvania courts have repeatedly ruled that 1) jury verdicts must bear a reasonable resemblance to evidence proffered at trial and 2) a defendant who does not address and sufficiently call into controversy damages issues at trial may face a new trial on damages if the

Awards for future damages are discounted to reflect present value — that is, lump-sum awards can generate interest over time, so awards are discounted to account for the “time” value of money. The question is: how much money must be provided today in order to yield (through a safe investment) what the plaintiff will need in

Recently, economists at the Center for Forensic Economic Studies have been asked to analyze improbable damages claims made in matters involving identity theft (misappropriation of credit-card numbers or other personal financial information). These claims are for damage to “inherent credit reputation.” Exactly what “inherent credit reputation” is, how it is damaged, and how it is


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