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How has the growth in the volume and prominence of patent infringement claims shaped the methods and analysis employed to present those claims? Find out as the Online Symposium on Economic Damages continues on May 7 with Hot Topics in Patent Royalty ...Read More
The Tax Court has overturned its own precedent in ruling that a taxpayer may not avoid the 40% gross valuation penalty for overvaluing a tax shelter. Taxpayers have been able to avoid the penalty short of trial merely by conceding on grounds unrelate...Read More
In terms of taxpayer liability under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, does it really matter whether a stock option is discounted? This issue was at the center of a recent pretrial ruling from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that has sparke...Read More
Wright v. Wright, 2013 Va. App. LEXIS 53 (Feb. 19, 2013) This divorce case represents another challenge to the use of the excess earnings methodology to value a spouse’s professional practice, including personal and business goodwill for equitable d...Read More
“Currently, over 90% of M&A deals over $100 million are challenged by shareholders,” write Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons Jr. (Delaware Court of Chancery) and attorney Jason Tyler (Sullivan & Cromwell) in a new paper. The recent growth in sha...Read More
After an explosion destroyed a waste treatment facility for an oil refinery, the plaintiff insurance company paid the owners $6.1 million and then sued the defendants for causing the damages. The defendants admitted liability; the only issue was the ...Read More
U.S. Bank N.A. v. Verizon Communications Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8521 (Jan. 22, 2013) What happens when a well-established, highly-credentialed appraiser makes reasonable and well-documented arguments to weight her DCF analysis at 70%, even thoug...Read More
Adding to what seems to be an unfortunate trend in current case law—first appearing in an article on the future of valuation litigation and continuing as a “cautionary tale” for BV experts—a new bankruptcy decision considers how to value a subsidiary...Read More
In his continuing quest to “fix” the broken patent system in this country—particularly its manifestation in long, costly, and invention-stifling litigation—Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit) wants federal courts to use the two most ready tools at the...Read More
The husband was one of nearly 70 partners in an anesthesiology practice who owned an equal number of shares and executed a covenant not to compete. The firm billed its services according to rates published by a trade association (the American Society...Read More