Verifying Confidence Intervals In The Wage-And-Hour Context

Law360 (July 15, 2019, 3:06 PM EDT) -- In recent years, there have been numerous noteworthy opinions in which the courts discuss the use of sampling and statistics. Such rulings include Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo before the U.S. Supreme Court and Duran v. U.S. Bank before the California Supreme Court. Following these decisions, there appears to be greater focus in the legal community on what conclusions can and cannot be drawn from representative evidence, e.g., a random sample of class members’ testimony.

In this article, we explore one type of statistical output that frequently is presented to the trier of fact: confidence intervals for population (classwide) data characteristics. The...

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