Price gouging in a time of sea change
But price gouging laws in the US, exemplified by those enacted by state governments, were generally designed in anticipation of particular types of emergencies...
Dr. Timothy S. Snail is a vice president in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice. Tim applies his expertise in disputes involving a broad range of economic issues, including antitrust, complex commercial litigation, and class action matters.
He has provided economic and statistical analysis in high-stakes matters in a variety of industries for over 20 years, including expert testimony in US federal district courts, US state courts, Canadian courts, and in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce.
In antitrust and competition, Dr. Snail has assisted clients in matters involving market definition, mergers and acquisitions, monopolization, exclusive dealing, collusion and price fixing, bid rigging, group boycotts, bundling, tying, aftermarkets, loyalty discounts, price discrimination, multi-sided markets, predatory pricing, refusals to deal, no-poach and no-hire agreements, antitrust counterclaims arising from intellectual property disputes, and MFNs.
In commercial litigation, he has engaged in matters involving false or deceptive advertising/marketing and pricing, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices, price-gouging, fraud, false claims, product liability, breach of contract and warranty, lost profits, irreparable harm, commercial success, and RICO conspiracies.
Dr. Snail advises clients with regard to economic analysis of class certification for direct and indirect purchasers, merits, causation, damages, sales forecasting, statistical sampling, survey research, large-scale data analysis, and econometrics. His work spans a wide range of industries.