Our Stout expert issued a damages opinion in a case where the plaintiff claimed that a former employee had conspired to solicit customers and interfere with contractual relationships, and sought lost profits for these actions. The claims in the litigation related to deceptive trade practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, and tortious interference in the outsourced medical laboratory services industry. Our analysis refuted the plaintiff’s damages claim and exposed errors in the opinion submitted by the plaintiff’s damages expert, a Ph.D. and professor of economics, including flaws in methodology, mathematical application - especially the misuse of a regression model - and reasonableness of assumptions. In addition, our analysis calculated damages based on an assessment of causational factors, historical financial performance and market trends, and facts from discovery to support our assumptions. The case settled favorably prior to testimony by our Stout expert.