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Case Studies

Our firm has over 80 years of experience working on assignments that span over 800 industries around the world. By exploring some of the cases we have worked on you will gain a better understanding of how we might be able to assist you in your quantification, investigation or valuation needs. Refine your search by selecting a practice area or industry.

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Franchise Support

Royalty Audits – High-Risk Franchisees

We were retained by the franchisor of a chain of fast food restaurants to perform royalty audits for “high risk” franchisees. It was alleged that some franchisees were under-reporting their revenues, and under-paying the royalties owing to the franchisor. We reviewed the annual revenues report by...

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cyber attack, cyber risk, cyber risks, cyber breach, cyber risk insurance market

Cyber Risk – Encryption & Extortion

A firm’s systems were encrypted and an extortion demand was made. Operations were suspended and/or severely limited for some period of time. MDD measured the loss as was directly related to the event and, more importantly, the turnover made up upon the restoration of systems. MDD also documented...

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product liability, product recall, products liability, products recall

Product Liability – Salmonella Contamination

Our firm was hired to review the economic damages in relation to a product liability issue caused by a salmonella contamination. A U.S. manufacturer of a food additive that assists in the digestion of a milk-based product discovered salmonella contamination in a batch.  Following the discovery the...

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intellectual property infringement, intellectual property, patent infringement, copyright infringement

Intellectual Property – Trademark Infringement (U.S.)

MDD was engaged on behalf of the defendant in a trademark infringement matter. The plaintiff expert presented a damages remedy in the form of profit disgorgement and an alternative remedy in the form of a reasonable royalty. MDD provided an expert report rebutting the damages contentions put forth...

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cyber attack, cyber risk, cyber risks, cyber breach, cyber risk insurance market

Cyber Risk – Fictitious Email Scam

Fictitious emails coerced the insured to wire funds. The policy required certain security software and procedure to be in place as a condition of insurance. MDD was instructed to perform a compliance audit. We were able to review tens of thousands pages of computer log data to verify that such software...

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cyber attack, cyber risk, cyber risks, cyber breach, cyber risk insurance market

Cyber Risk – Medical Clinic Phishing Scam

A rural county network of six medical clinics were shut down due to a phishing scam and malware that encrypted all computer systems. All aspects of service were impacted from dental to clinic, even home health. Systems were restored with the help of encryption keys provided by the FBI, but health services...

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intellectual property infringement, intellectual property, patent infringement, copyright infringement

Intellectual Property – Furniture Company (Canada)

Our firm defended a trademark agent for negligence relating to the filing of a trademark for a furniture chain. The plaintiff presented an expert report showing damages of approximately $4M. We presented a critique of the claim, which included a thorough analysis of market trends in the industry illustrating...

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product liability, product recall, products liability, products recall

Product Recall – Detergent and Soap Manufacturer

MDD provided valuation expertise to a client seeking to measure recall damages for a detergent/soap manufacturer. It was essential that we provided a user-friendly work product so that our client could easily determine only the insurable cost components. MDD evaluated operational and financial records...

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income replacement benefits, irb calculator, accident benefits forensic accounting, accident benefits forensic accountant

Dependency and Inheritance Claim – Singapore

MDD was retained by the solicitors representing Mrs Lawrance to quantify the losses of dependency and inheritance that she and her young son had suffered, following the death of Mr Lawrance in a road traffic accident.  Mr Lawrance had been cycling along Mandai Road in Singapore on the morning of 14...

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