Years: 2013

Ironshore Insurance Ltd. v. Western Asset Management Company

Compass Lexecon affiliate David K.A. Mordecai filed multiple expert reports and provided deposition testimony on behalf of Ironshore Insurance in litigation against the company’s former asset manager, Western Asset Management Company. The dispute involved breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims against Western Asset Management Company stemming from … Continued

SCI Acquisition of Stewart

Compass Lexecon economist David Weiskopf was retained by Mark Cunningham and David Radlauer of Jones Walker LLP to conduct economic analyses related to the proposed acquisition by Service Corporation International (SCI) of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (Stewart) in the funeral and cemetery goods and services industry. Dr. Weiskopf was supported by … Continued

Acquisition of MEI Conlux Holdings by Crane

Compass Lexecon economists Mary Coleman, David Weiskopf, and Peter Davis were retained by Garret Rasmussen, Antony Kim, Douglas Lahnborg, and Ryan Quillian of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Keith Jones and Alexandros Stratakis of Baker & McKenzie to conduct economic analyses of the proposed acquisition of MEI Conlux Holdings … Continued

CommonWealth REIT, et al. v. Corvex Management LP, et al.

On November 18, 2013 an Arbitration Panel ruled invalid the consent solicitation undertaken by Corvex Management LP (Corvex) and Related Fund Management, LLC (Related) in June 2013 to remove the Board of Trustees of CommonWealth REIT (CommonWealth). The Panel also upheld two key provisions of CommonWealth’s bylaws (the current share … Continued

Douglas M. Hayes v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., et al.

Compass Lexecon was retained by Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Activision) in connection with litigation seeking to enjoin a transaction involving Activision’s repurchase of shares owned by majority shareholder Vivendi S.A. Compass Lexecon expert Kevin Dages submitted an affidavit in conjunction with the preliminary injunction hearing in which he provided economic evidence … Continued

Pulte Homes Class Action Litigation

This case involved a class action brought on behalf of those who purchased and/or owned homes built by Pulte Homes after January 1, 2003 containing a certain type of insulation which allegedly caused property damage. Plaintiffs retained three experts who performed different parts of a damage calculation and collectively opined … Continued

FTC Clears OfficeMax and Office Depot Merger

FTC Relies Heavily on Econometric Analyses On November 1, 2013, the United States’ Federal Trade Commission provided regulatory clearance for the merger of OfficeMax and Office Depot, two of the largest office supplies retail chains in the United States. The office supplies industry attracted significant attention among the antitrust community … Continued

Google Inc. Class C Shareholder Litigation

We were retained by counsel for Google Inc. and counsel for Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (the Founders), to analyze Plaintiff’s claims that Google’s April 12, 2012 proposal for the issuance of a new class of non-voting stock via a stock dividend was “a thinly veiled attempt to … Continued