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CRA economists advised counsel to Office Depot throughout a review by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of its proposed $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax. The FTC ultimately closed its Second Request investigation, noting that the merger is unlikely to lessen competition in the sale of consumable office supplies.

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A global pharmaceutical company abandoned a product launch following unfavorable clinical trial results. When their stock price fell, they were sued for allegedly concealing product information. The court accepted CRA’s analysis and conclusion that the alleged information concealment was an unlikely reason for the price change.

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Charles River Associates recently assisted a company that was losing $35 million annually. Our advice positioned them to earn $35 million annually—at which time their parent company chose to divest them, realizing a transaction price of $400 million.

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Charles River Associates helped Sprint obtain a favorable outcome at trial when Vonage infringed on several of their patents related to voice-over-Internet protocol technology. Subsequent to that trial, we assisted Sprint in connection with negotiations that resulted in an $80 million settlement.

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CRA provided accounting analysis and expert testimony in two cases decided by the US Supreme Court regarding mutual fund fees, ultimately contributing to our client’s successful defense.

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April 03, 2014
Aaron Dolgoff
In this Insights, Aaron Dolgoff considers potential impacts of the eventual Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund ruling. > more 
March 31, 2014
Anne Layne-Farrar
“IP Literature Watch” is a periodic newsletter containing an overview of recent publications concerning intellectual property issues around the world. > more 
March 11, 2014
Sean May
Willingness-to-pay is a potentially powerful merger simulation model used to assess the likely competitive effects of hospital mergers, however there is little evidence on how well it predicts actual merger outcomes. > more 
February 27, 2014
Greg Bell
Charles River Associates publishes CRA Insights, a newsletter highlighting recent thinking and announcements from members of our Life Sciences Practice. > more 
February 25, 2014
David Skanderson
This article provides an overview of key considerations in evaluating credit scoring models for fair lending risk, including the main fair lending considerations under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act that apply to credit scoring models, and common fair lending risk issues and testing considerations related to scoring models. > more 

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