Economic Analysis in Personal Injury and Employment Cases
Dr. Jouganatos will cover the appropriate benefits to include in loss calculations, the discount rate, wage growth rate, earnings basis, impaired earnings capacity, present value calculations, mitigation issues including inferior employment (Villacorta v. Cemex Cement) and hearsay problems (People v. Sanchez) as well as adverse tax consequences of a lump-sum award or settlement. Arthur Clemens, Jr. v. Centurylink Inc. and Qwest Corporation, 2017 WL 5013661 (9th Cir. 2017)] ‘gross-up’ permitted to offset the adverse tax consequences, and methods of computing loss of benefits, among other issues.
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