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Case Studies

Our firm has over 80 years of experience working on assignments that span over 800 industries around the world. By exploring some of the cases we have worked on you will gain a better understanding of how we might be able to assist you in your quantification, investigation or valuation needs. Refine your search by selecting a practice area or industry.


Cyber Risk – Hacking Breach

A company suffered a breach of two computer systems by a notorious hacker group. The company’s systems were taken off-line to determine the extent of the breach and upgrade the cyber risk protection packages. MDD assisted, along with world-class cyber risk experts, in the analysis of the time element...

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Cyber Risk – Medical Clinic Phishing Scam

A rural county network of six medical clinics were shut down due to a phishing scam and malware that encrypted all computer systems. All aspects of service were impacted from dental to clinic, even home health. Systems were restored with the help of encryption keys provided by the FBI, but health services...

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Economic Damages – Mining Loss

MDD was retained by an independent adjusting firm and insurers to review the economic damages claimed in relation to a loss with respect to a significant mining operation. Our role included assessing the loss related to the repair costs claim. We were required to analyze the repair in detail to make...

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Fidelity Claim – Unauthorized transfers at a Listed Company

MDD was hired to investigate and quantify the losses on a fidelity claim.  The claim was based on an allegation of unauthorized transfers of company funds from subsidiaries and an associate of a listed company with its main businesses in real estate development, hospitality and real estate financial...

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Cyber Risk – Fictitious Email Scam

Fictitious emails coerced the insured to wire funds. The policy required certain security software and procedure to be in place as a condition of insurance. MDD was instructed to perform a compliance audit. We were able to review tens of thousands pages of computer log data to verify that such software...

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Surety – Large Construction Contractor Default

MDD assisted with a large construction contractor default.  We accounted and processed bond claims and calculated potential loss exposure throughout this multi-year engagement. MDD’s international footprint was essential with this contractor’s complex entity structure coupled with uncompleted...

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Professional Services – Lost Profits Due to Oil Spill

MDD was retained by a law firm to assist in the evaluation of the claimant’s economic damages resulting from an oil spill that ruined the claimant’s leased premises and business personal property of the dental practice. The claimant incurred lost profits resulting from the spill although a portion...

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Barn Fire at a Dairy Farm

MDD was retained to quantify the losses sustained after the majority of a herd of cows perished in a barn fire. To assess the lost profits, MDD analyzed the insured’s quota and current milk prices to determine the revenue the farm would have made and also factored in the extra expenses the insured...

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Cyber Risk – Encryption & Extortion

A firm’s systems were encrypted and an extortion demand was made. Operations were suspended and/or severely limited for some period of time. MDD measured the loss as was directly related to the event and, more importantly, the turnover made up upon the restoration of systems. MDD also documented...

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