October 09, 2012 10:00 ET

ERS Group Managing Director Published in American Bar Association Journal of Labor & Employment Law

Prestigious Journal Features Dr. Mary Dunn Baker's Article on Class Certification Statistical Analyses

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) -  SourceHOV, a platform-driven business process solutions STET company that helps clients accelerate business performance, today announced that Dr. Mary Dunn Baker, managing director of ERS Group, a SourceHOV Company, has been published in the Spring 2012 issue of the American Bar Association Journal of Labor & Employment Law.

In her article, "Class Certification Statistical Analyses Post-Dukes," Dr. Baker examines the litigation environment following the Wal-Mart v. Dukes Supreme Court case in which current and former female Wal-Mart employees filed a class action lawsuit for discrimination. Analyzing the impact of this case, which the court rejected, from the perspective of a labor economist, Dr. Baker reveals the statistical approaches taken by the plaintiffs' experts and asks "what is the expert to do post-Dukes?" Dr. Baker also addresses the key issues of interest for attorneys, economists and courts as the use of statistical models evolves in future court rulings.

"ERS Group is a leader in statistical and econometric consulting and analysis for litigation, and the inclusion of Dr. Baker's article in the Spring 2012 ABA Journal highlights the depth and breadth of our experienced team of Ph.D. economists," said Ron Cogburn, president of KPO, a division of SourceHOV. "We pride ourselves on the thought leadership and knowledge we provide to our clients, and we are thrilled that Dr. Baker's expertise has been shared with the larger ABA audience." 

Dr. Baker is managing director of ERS Group and offers expert witness testimony in federal and state courts on statistical evidence related to employment discrimination allegations and compensation issues. Dr. Baker also designs compensation monitoring programs and works with clients engaged in EEOC investigations and OFCCP compliance reviews.

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