Was a Survey Expert Admitted in a Dog Food Contamination Lawsuit?

A recent class action in Wisconsin alleged that the defendant marketed its dog food as being natural and of high-quality and sold them at a premium price, when their advertisements were misleading at best—meaning that the products’ price was unfairly inflated.  

Defendants filed a motion for summary judgment, seeking dismissal of the entire case, and Plaintiff filed his own motion for class certification. The parties also moved to exclude the opinions of experts pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and Daubert. Judge Stadtmueller addressed Defendants’ motion to exclude two of Plaintiff’s damages experts, a survey expert and an economist. The judge noted that his decision was pivotal to the case and could drastically change the parties’ approaches to the litigation moving forward. 

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