Infotech Consulting Upholds Statistical Standards in Construction Defects Sampling

Infotech Consulting was retained on behalf of Beazer Homes in a class action suit filed by Heritage Commons Townhome Association alleging breach of implied warranty, violation of Florida building codes, and negligence in construction of an 89-unit townhome project in Seminole County, Florida. Plaintiffs maintained that defects observed in their homes’ exteriors, windows, and architectural…

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    Statistical Analysis

  1. To P-Value or To Not

    In an article enumerating the dos and do nots of statistical significance published in The American Statistician, Dr. Ronald Wasserstein et al. said the following: “We summarize our recommendations in two sentences totaling seven words: ‘Accept uncertainty. Be thoughtful, open, and modest.’” Seems like simple advice — applicable to anything and something most people would…

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    Slack Chat Team Question – COVID-19

    Anomalies are not usually a golden opportunity for data – they’re usually classified as outliers. But COVID-19 is not a normal anomaly, in any way, shape or form, and the surge of statistics circulating the internet about any given aspect of the virus and its impact (or potential impact) gave our team of data junkies…

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  3. Advantages to Modeling

    What questions can be answered with statistical modeling? We say, “All of them!” And our colleagues around the world agree. Want to know what basketball team will win March Madness this year? Model it! Want to know if your bidders are acting competitively? Model it! Want to find out if our elections were hacked? Model…

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  4. UF Statistics Winter Workshop – 2019

      Recent Advances in Causal Inference and Mediation Analysis and their Applications. The Department of Statistic’s Annual Winter Workshop, co-sponsored by the University of Florida Informatics Institute, Department of Statistics, and Infotech Consulting will take place on January 18-19, 2019 (Friday-Saturday), 8:00AM-5:00PM, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Abstract: The workshop will focus on recent advances in causal inference and causal…

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  5. Dentists Get $80M From Supply Cos. To End Collusion Case

    The country’s biggest dental supply distributors reached an $80 million settlement agreement with dentists and dental laboratories in a proposed class action case.  Distributors Henry Schein, Inc., Patterson Cos. Inc. and Benco Dental Supply Co. Inc. were accused of artificially inflating prices on dental supplies and equipment.  Products at issue included supplies such as adhesives,…

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  6. Analysis of Historical Billboard Placement Leads to Summary Judgement in Beach of Contract – Titze vs Simon (2010)

    The Michael Titze Company purchased an outparcel in front of a shopping mall in Pensacola, Florida.  Unbeknownst to Titze, this property was subject to restrictive covenants that required Titze to obtain permission from Simon (owner of the shopping mall) for any construction or improvement to the property and restricted Titze from improving the property in…

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  7. Infotech Consulting’s Analyses Instrumental in Steel Class Case with $193.9 Million in Settlements

    The Infotech Consulting team, led by Dr. Jim McClave, provided econometric damages analysis to a large, national class of steel purchasers, alleging violations of the U.S. antitrust laws by several of the world’s largest steel manufacturers. Based on millions of sales transactions from thousands of customers, Infotech Consulting conducted damage analyses in support of the…

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  8. Final Disposition in Air Cargo price fixing case – $1.25 billion in total settlements

    Plaintiffs brought suit in 2006 after the US Department of Justice and the European Commission initiated investigations into the air cargo industry. The alleged conspirators took part in meetings and other communications to determine and set air cargo rates that airlines should charge for various routes. The airlines then imposed the agreed upon rates and…

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  9. Salt Bid-Rigging Case Settles on Eve of Trial

    The sizeable bid-rigging case against two of the leading road salt producers in the U.S. settled for a reported $11.5 million on the eve of trial. The settlement resolves the case brought by the State of Ohio in 2012 on behalf of Ohio purchasers of rock salt, used to maintain roadways. Dr. McClave, with the…

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