Attitudes about Lawsuits & Damages

Upcoming Antitrust Research

We are drafting a 1000 respondent national survey on antitrust issues, focusing on the recent U.S. Department of Justice cases against Facebook and Google.  However, our interest in goes beyond these lawsuits. Given the cataclysmic events of 2020, we want to get a better understanding of the historical moment we’re now in, and to better forecast […]

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Attitudes about Lawsuits & Damages, Consulting, Corporate Personhood & Responsibility

“Collective Knowledge” of a Corporation

The Concept of Collective Knowledge The issue of whether a corporation’s conduct is “knowing” is often an important step in determining whether a corporation can be found guilty of criminal conduct.  But how does a corporation “know” something?  While this concept is sometimes difficult to discern for individuals, it is extremely complicated when the defendant […]

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Attitudes about Lawsuits & Damages, Consulting, Corporate Personhood & Responsibility

In Their Own Words: Jurors’ Opinions of “Collective Knowledge”

After asking jurors about their understanding of, and agreement with, the Collective Knowledge jury instruction, we asked them to explain, in their own words, what the instruction meant to them.  The instruction read as follows: The knowledge obtained by corporate employees acting within the scope of their employment is imputed to the corporation. Accordingly, if […]

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Attitudes about Lawsuits & Damages, Consulting

Independent Contractors or Employees? 2015 Survey Findings Regarding Attitudes Ride-Sharing Companies Uber & Lyft

“Disruption” is a term that is frequently used to describe companies that use technology and innovative business models to transform existing markets. The innovative business models that many of these market disruptors use raise questions about whether employees are classified as “independent contractors” or “employees.”  Lawsuits filed by drivers for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft […]

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