Marketability Discount for 'Extraordinary Circumstances' Not Warranted

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 5 No. 8
Legal and Court Case Update
August 1999
3229 Pressed and Blown Glass and Glassware, NEC
327212 Other Pressed and Blown Glass and Glassware Manufacturing
shareholder dissent/oppression

Lawson Mardon Wheaton, Inc. v. Smith (I)
160 N.J. 383, 734 A.2d 738, 1999 N.J. LEXIS 835
July 14, 1999
State Court
New Jersey
Supreme Court
George Weiksner (for plaintiff) <br> Mark Lee (for defendant)


The primary issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court in this dissenters' appraisal rights case is whether a marketability discount should be applied in determining the fair value of the dissenters' shares of Lawson Mardon Wheaton Inc. (Wheaton).

See Also

Lawson Mardon Wheaton, Inc. v. Smith (I)

At issue is how a court in a statutory appraisal action should determine the "fair value" of the shares of stock held by dissenting shareholders in a family-held corporation.