Sample new case digest and decisions involving disputed business values

Here’s a sampling of new decisions added to the BVLaw case law database.

Dataquill Ltd. v. High Tech Computer Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53164 (April 16, 2012)

Court excludes portions of expert’s second, supplemental report for failure to explain technical and economic comparability of licenses used to calculate reasonable royalty damages in patent infringement case.

Experts: Joseph Gemini

Judge:  Gonzalez

State/Jurisdiction:  federal/California

Court: U.S. Dist. Court

Type of case:  IP

SIC code: 7372 Prepackaged Software (software publishing)

In re the Marriage of Hoker, 2012 Iowa App. LEXIS 277 (March 28, 2012)

Divorce court finds that husband manipulated assets of trucking company during divorce to lower its net asset value, and discredits husband’s expert for relying on manipulated data and applying a 10% marketability discount.

Experts: unnamed

Judge:  Mullins

State/Jurisdiction:  Iowa

Court: Court of Appeals

Type of case:  marital dissolution

SIC code: 4212 Local Trucking Without Storage

Hayden v. Pittendrigh, 2012 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 526 (April 26, 2012)

Court dismisses wife’s claim fraud against the husband, finding that she accepted $1 million for her share in the marital business, based on a limited appraisal, and waited too long after finding out the company sold for $54 million to bring her suit.

Experts: unnamed

Judge:  Hall

State/Jurisdiction:   Arizona

Court: Court of Appeals

Type of case:  marital dissolution

SIC code: 8742 Management Consulting Services