NYU's Victory In ERISA Battle Hinged On Expert Witnesses

By Emily Brill (August 1, 2018, 10:37 PM EDT) -- New York University can credit its recent win in a closely watched Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action largely to the performance of its expert witnesses, who struck the judge overseeing the case as "highly credible" and who attorneys say came off as more qualified and experienced than the plaintiffs' experts.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest laid out her thoughts on the experts' credibility in a series of footnotes to her decision, writing that she found NYU's three experts experienced, knowledgeable and credible, while she considered the two experts for the class inexperienced and unpersuasive.

Attorneys said it was likely...

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