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Bates v. Bates

In appreciation case, appeals court says it was error to value owner’s separate, minority interest in car dealership based on buy-sell agreement; however, alternate valuation by nonowner spouse’s expert offered based on standard methods, including use of discounts, provided “appropriate valuation.”

Buy-Sell Stock Agreement Does Not Determine Value of Owner Spouse’s Separate Property

In appreciation case, appeals court says it was error to value owner’s separate, minority interest in car dealership based on buy-sell agreement; however, alternate valuation by nonowner spouse’s expert offered based on standard methods, including use of discounts, provided “appropriate valuation.”

Puklich v. Puklich

In buyout dispute related to various family businesses, including auto dealership, high court finds trial court was authorized to adjust value finding to account for majority shareholder’s oppressive conduct; case law supported rejection of discounts in valuing minority shareholder’s interest.

High Court Approves of Trial Court’s Rejection of Discounts in Fair Value Determination

In buyout dispute related to various family businesses, including auto dealership, high court finds trial court was authorized to adjust value finding to account for majority shareholder’s oppressive conduct; case law supported rejection of discounts in valuing minority shareholder’s interest.

Multiples Used to Estimate Automotive Dealerships Market Value

Practitioners use goodwill multiples for valuing automobile dealerships. In this paper, the valuation accuracy of five goodwill multiples and seven more traditional multiples that can be used for estimating the market value of the equity of car dealerships is assessed during the 2010–2016 period. Our results support that the goodwill multiples provide the smallest estimation errors in valuing the market value of automobile dealerships.

Judicial Appraisal Lacks Valuation Evidence and Gets Dinged on Appeal

Appeals court scraps judicial appraisal, finding it was not based on competent evidence; in valuing dissenting shareholder’s interest in auto dealership, trial court ignored expert opinions but failed to detail methodology supporting its valuation.

Judicial Appraisal Lacks Valuation Evidence and Gets Dinged on Appeal

Appeals court scraps judicial appraisal, finding it was not based on competent evidence; in valuing dissenting shareholder’s interest in auto dealership, trial court ignored expert opinions but failed to detail methodology supporting its valuation.

Lally Orange Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. v. Sandhu

Appeals court scraps judicial appraisal, finding it was not based on competent evidence; in valuing dissenting shareholder’s interest in auto dealership, trial court ignored expert opinions but failed to detail methodology supporting its valuation.

Dodgy Real Estate Valuation Compromises Dependent Business Valuation

Trial court did not err when it enforced shareholder agreement lacking purchase price and based buyout price on defense expert testimony; opposing expert committed “severe flaws in his methodology and the valuations based upon them,” appeals court says.

Parties’ Valuation Contract Precludes Review of Minority Discount

In share buyback case where parties agree to retain joint appraiser, whom they know from past appraisals of company, and commit to be bound by appraiser’s valuation, court declines to consider seller’s challenge to appraiser’s use of minority discount.

In re Discontinuance & Disposition of P.K. Smith Motors, Inc.

Trial court did not err when it enforced shareholder agreement lacking purchase price and based buyout price on defense expert testimony; opposing expert committed “severe flaws in his methodology and the valuations based upon them,” appeals court says.

Curran v. Curran

In share buyback case where parties agree to retain joint appraiser, whom they know from past appraisals of company, and commit to be bound by appraiser’s valuation, court declines to consider seller’s challenge to appraiser’s use of minority discount.

What ‘FMV’? Bankruptcy Court Restricts Car Dealer’s Damages

Bankruptcy court finds car dealer’s claim for fair market value of its franchise based on state law dealer statute is invalid under Bankruptcy Code; expert testimony only supports past lost profit damages for cars and parts and accessories in stock at tim ...

In re: American Suzuki Motor Corporation

Bankruptcy court finds car dealer’s claim for fair market value of its franchise based on state law dealer statute is invalid under Bankruptcy Code; expert testimony only supports past lost profit damages for cars and parts and accessories in stock at tim ...

Expert Uses Only One Comp to Calculate Auto Dealership Damages

Appellate court affirms $370,000 in lost profits for proposed Chrysler dealership, based in part on actual sales data from a single benchmark run by the same dealer but selling vehicles from a competing manufacturer.

Problems in Valuing Auto Dealerships During the Downturn

Appellate court holds that valuation date must bear a “rational relationship” to the assets being valued, and confirms no value for the auto dealership in this case, based on standard appraisal practice to round negative values to zero.

DaimlerChrysler Motors Company v. Manuel

Appellate court affirms $370,000 in lost profits for proposed Chrysler dealership, based in part on actual sales data from a single benchmark run by the same dealer but selling vehicles from a competing manufacturer.

Spady v. Spady

Appellate court holds that valuation date must bear a “rational relationship” to the assets being valued, and confirms no value for the auto dealership in this case, based on standard appraisal practice to round negative values to zero.

Yelverton v. Yelverton

Mississippi Supreme Court confirms exclusion of goodwill from valuation of car dealership.

Fairway Dodge, Inc. v. Decker Dodge, Inc.

The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, determined that an accountant’s lost profits estimate was not a net opinion where the approach used was adequately supported by reference to accounting and industry standards. Rather, it found that the as ...

Nucar Consulting, Inc. v. Timothy Doyle, et al.

The Delaware Court of Chancery determined the quantum of damages in this misappropriation of a trade secrets case using an unjust enrichment theory. It limited the recovery to the profits earned over a two-year period because the evidence showed that it w ...

Damage Period Measured by Amount of Time Required to Legally Build a Comparable Customer List

The Delaware Court of Chancery determined the quantum of damages in this misappropriation of a trade secrets case using an unjust enrichment theory. It limited the recovery to the profits earned over a two-year period because the evidence showed that it w ...

9th Circuit Affirms Tax Court; Noncompete Must Be Amortized Over 15 Years, Not Life of Agreement

Redemption was an “acquisition” within the meaning of IRC section 197 because Frontier regained possession and control over 75% of its stock.

Strong v. Vestevich

Appellant agreed on record and under oath to voluntarily waive the opportunity for discovery and accept husband's valuation of his GM dealership at trial.

Damages Based on Inconsistent Testimony

Kraatz sued Heritage Imports for wrongful termination.

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