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Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Apple II), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43907 (March 28, 2014) Before Apple and Samsung played to the jury in their second patent trial, the parties fought in pretrial motions over a lost profits ruling the cour...Read More
Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., 2014 Del. LEXIS 115 (March 14, 2014) In re MFW Shareholders Litig., 2013 Del. Ch. LEXIS 135 (2013) In a dissenting shareholder case, the plaintiffs made a great tactical error. Because their case ostensibly focused on...Read More
Orthoflex, Inc. v. Thermotek, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174670 (Dec. 10, 2013) One of the commandments James J. Mangraviti (SEAK Inc.) gave to participants of his two-day workshop at the recent ASA San Francisco expert witness conference was to tes...Read More
Several things became clear during an intense two-day workshop James J. Mangraviti (SEAK Inc.) recently held in San Francisco as part of the ASA’s expert witness conference: (1) It takes unwavering commitment to the profession to become the go-...Read More
Estate of Richmond, 2014 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 26 (Feb. 11, 2014) The Tax Court recently made big news in the business valuation community when it reviewed the estate’s challenge to an IRS deficiency action in connection with the decedent’s ...Read More
Hill v. Hill, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 292 (Jan. 9, 2014) How do you account for commercial goodwill related to a spouse’s partnership interest in a Big Four accounting firm? This was a problem vexing a Texas divorce court seeking to achieve an equ...Read More
Loving v. IRS, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2512 Three strikes and you’re out? When the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) decided to regulate independent tax preparers in 2011, it claimed its authority to impose a licensing regimen came from a statute fro...Read More
How do you explain valuation to a group of lawyers who are relatively unfamiliar with the discipline? This was the challenge facing the appraiser Serena Morones (Morones Analytics) recently at a CLE organized by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) i...Read More
Surgem, LLC v. Seitz, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2491 (Oct. 16, 2013) Ain’t nothing like the real thing. “Calculations of value” have their place, but not in litigation, as a recent New Jersey case arising out of a shareholder di...Read More
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Residential Capital (ResCap), once one of the leading residential mortgage lenders and servicers, and its affiliated debtors has spawned a gaggle of claims in connection with the debtors’ proposed reorganization pla...Read More