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Island Light & Power Co. v. Sara Golvinveaux McGinnes 2011 Trust

In this shareholder dissent suit, the one-third shareholder of Island Light & Power Co. (aka BIPCO) dissented to a forced sale of the assets of BIPCO resulting in a liquidation of BIPCO and of the shareholder Trust’s stock. In a resulting bench trial, the court rejected the fair value determinations of the experts for both parties and adopted its own methodology (as is allowed by Rhode Island courts, including its Supreme Court) to determine the fair value of the one-third interest held by the Trust.

Court Adopts its Own Methodology in Determining Fair Value in a Shareholder Dissent Suit

In this shareholder dissent suit in Rhode Island, the one-third shareholder of Island Light & Power Co. (aka BIPCO) dissented to a forced sale of the assets of BIPCO resulting in a liquidation of BIPCO and a liquidation of the shareholder Trust’s stock. In a bench trial resulting from the dissent, the court rejected the fair value determinations of the experts for both parties and adopted its own methodology (as is allowed by Rhode Island courts, including its Supreme Court) to determine the fair value of the one-third interest held by the Trust.

Highest Court Rebukes Trial Court Over Flat-Out Bar of DCF Approach

State high court says trial court’s categorical rejection of DCF method to value a special purpose plant for tax assessment purposes is improper where parties’ “experienced and knowledgeable” experts relied on it; court remands for new trial on valuation.

Wheelabrator Bridgeport, L.P. v. City of Bridgeport

State high court says trial court’s categorical rejection of DCF method to value a special purpose plant for tax assessment purposes is improper where parties’ “experienced and knowledgeable” experts relied on it; court remands for new trial on valuation.

Invocation of EMVR Subject to Higher Degree of Proof

In ruling on defendants’ post-trial motion, district court finds plaintiff’s expert improperly invoked the entire market value rule (EMVR) in calculating lost profits because customers did not decide to buy a system containing the patented device simply t ...

Electro-Mechanical Corp. v. Power Distribution Products, Inc.

In ruling on defendants’ post-trial motion, district court finds plaintiff’s expert improperly invoked the entire market value rule (EMVR) in calculating lost profits because customers did not decide to buy a system containing the patented device simply t ...

6th Circuit Allows Capital Gains Discount

The issue in this estate tax appeal is whether the petitioners were entitled to apply a discount for a built-in capital gains tax liability on real estate in valuing the stock of the corporation owning the real estate.

Section 1033 Election Does Not Prohibit Built-In Capital Gains Tax Deduction

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the Tax Court's decision denying the estate a deduction for built-in capital gains taxes embedded in four parcels for real property held by two closely held corporations. The parcels were under the ...

Estate of Welch v. Commissioner (II)

At issue is whether the estate had the right to discount the value of corporate stock to reflect a built-in capital gains tax liability on corporate real estate.

6th Circuit Estate Tax Appeal Allows Capital Gains Discount

The issue in this estate tax appeal is whether the petitioners were entitled to apply a discount for a built-in capital gains tax liability on real estate in valuing the stock of the corporation owning the real estate.

Court Uses Cost Approach for 'Specialty Properties'

Petitioner is a public utility company that owns and operates an electricity-generation, -transmission, and -distribution system.

Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. v. Assessor of Geddes

The company took issue with four of its properties being categorized as specialty properties, thus resulting in overvaluation.

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