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PhD and MA in sociology, Washington State University
BA in sociology, Hamline University
Dr. Van Liere is a Senior Vice President at NERA with expertise in the use of surveys, sampling, statistics, and market research in litigation. He has testified at trial and in deposition on the use of surveys, sampling, and statistics in a wide range of cases.
Dr. Van Liere has conducted sampling analysis and statistical analysis related to disputes over claim substantiation in court and before the NAD. Example cases include Jackson Hewitt Inc. v. H&R Block, Inc. et al and Carfax, Inc v. AutoCheck.
Dr. Van Liere has reviewed surveys in employment-related matters addressing meal and rest breaks and exempt/nonexempt classifications. Example cases include: Olguin v. Fed Ex Ground and Martinez, et al. v. Joe’s Crab Shack Holdings, Inc.
Dr. Van Liere has reviewed and designed sampling plans to sample records in labor matters related to such issues as workmen's compensation and FICA/FUTA payment disputes. Example cases include Cencast Services, L.P., et al. v. The United States and Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company v. Personnel Plus.
Dr. Van Liere has designed surveys and sampling plans in antitrust matters including merger analysis and antitrust class actions. These studies have addressed issues of cross shopping behavior, conjoint analysis of choices, and variations in supply and demand conditions facing market participants. An example case is Federal Trade Commission v. Whole Foods Market, Inc. and Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Dr. Van Liere has conducted sampling and statistical analysis in a range of commercial disputes and product liability matters. These generally involve sampling records or products for purposes of extrapolation to a population. Examples include:
Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Van Liere served as President/CEO of Primen (an information services joint venture of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Gas Research Institute), a Senior Vice President of PHB/Hagler Bailly, and President of HBRS, Inc (a highly regarded survey research company). Early in his career, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, where he taught classes in statistics, sampling, and survey methodology.
|Data in Wage and Hour Litigation: What To Do When You Have It and What To Do When You...||Working Paper||By Dr. Elizabeth Becker, Dr. Alex Grecu, Sukaina Klein, Dr. Denise Martin, Mary Elizabeth Stern, and Dr. Kent Van Liere|
|The Use of Surveys in Litigation: Recent Trends||Working Paper||By Sarah Butler and Dr. Kent Van Liere|
|Emerging Issues in the Use of Surveys in Trademark Infringement on the Web||Working Paper||By Dr. Kent D. Van Liere and Sarah Butler|
|Use of Sample Surveys in Product Liability Litigation||Published Article||By Dr. Kent Van Liere|
|Effective Use of Surveys in Trademark Litigation||06 August 2013||Press Release|
|Unlocking Uniloc: Meeting the Court's New Evidentiary Standards for Reasonable Royalt...||04 March 2011||Press Release|
|China Product Recalls: What's at Stake and What's Next||14 November 2007||Press Release|
|Advanced Trademark & Advertising Law||20 September 2007||Press Release|
|Asked and Answered: The Use of Surveys in Litigation||20 March 2007||Press Release|
|Apple: Steve Jobs confronted Samsung over Galaxy phone||13 August 2012||Media Coverage|
|Apple Calls Last Set of Witnesses||11 August 2012||Media Coverage|
|Apple Portrays Consumer Confusion Over Samsung Tablets||10 August 2012||Media Coverage|
|Apple expert: How shoppers mistook Samsung gear for ours||10 August 2012||Media Coverage|
|Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch looked like an Apple product to a majority of survey respon...||10 August 2012||Media Coverage|
|NERA Welcomes New Vice President Dr. Kent Van Liere to its Denver and San Francisco O...||04 May 2006||Press Release|