Summary: Statistics Expert Witness testimony is not excluded by the court even though the defendant argued that expert’s preliminary analysis was not reliable.
Facts: This case (Sara Hawes v. Macy’s Stores West, Inc – United States District Court – Southern District of Ohio – January 22nd, 2022) involves a consumer class action complaint whereby the plaintiff argues that Macy’s has misrepresented the thread-counts in a set of sheets, Chief Value Cotton, that they sell. Hawes claims that Macy’s was aware that consumers know that a higher count thread means softer, more comfortable sheets. Hawes has hired Statistics Expert Witness Stefan Boedeker to provide testimony. Macy’s has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.