Regional U.S. Newspaper Publisher

The Situation

A large regional newspaper publisher was sued alleging age discrimination and submitted an expert report which, as a component of the damage analysis, used regression analysis to predict bonuses.

NERA's Role

NERA's analysis showed that the regression analysis was based upon a string of unreasonable assumptions and demonstrated a reasonable bonus amount was far below what plaintiffs had claimed. NERA also showed the impact of taking performance into account upon the damage estimate.