Expert To Tell Jury Mouse Repellers Cost Consumers $55M

Law360, New York (April 1, 2019, 10:11 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge cleared the way Monday for a damages expert to tell a jury that allegedly bogus mouse repellers billed as effective by defendant Bell & Howell cost jilted consumers across the country $55 million.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III's ruling in the consumer fraud class action allows economic and statistical researcher Colin B. Weir to use wholesale sales data to estimate a potentially hefty damages tab at a scheduled June 11 jury trial.

Weir's use of wholesale data is acceptable in the absence of hard data from more than 100 retailers who have sold the "Ultrasonic...

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June 19, 2015

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