Last week’s BVWire discussed a recent bombshell court case where a jury found a hospital guilty of violating illegal kickback laws. The financial penalties could be so severe that the hospital may go bankrupt. The hospital tripped up on “commercial reasonableness,” which can be an elusive concept. That’s why you need to attend Commercial Reasonableness and FMV in Healthcare Valuation on May 29, featuring Mark Dietrich and James Pinna (Hunton & Williams), who will give you a better understanding of this slippery concept.
The May issue of BVU includes a case digest of a manufacturer of women's handbags suing over trademark infringement (Brighton Collectibles, Inc. v. RK Texas Leather Mfg.). There has been a rise in the volume of these types of cases. In Lost Profits in Trademark and Copyright Cases, expert John Pilkinton (Lone Peak Valuation Group) and attorney Jed Hansen (Thorpe North and Western) examine the processes of defining, analyzing, and measuring claims for damages on protected ideas, terms, or phrases. Part 4 of BVR’s 2013 Online Symposium on Economic Damages, this June 11 webinar will address emerging trends in the fields of trademark and copyright damages.