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Delaware Chancery explains logic behind use of market price in Aruba case

After the petitioners in a statutory appraisal action recently lost big, they undertook a multifaceted assault on the Delaware Court of Chancery’s decision to use the unaffected market price as the indicator of value. Their motion for reargument went nowhere.

ASA squarely aligns itself with trustee and appraiser in Brundle ESOP litigation

One of the most controversial ESOP cases, Brundle v. Wilmington Trust, has now entered the appeals court phase. In 2017, the district court found that the trustee had caused the plan to overpay by $29.8 million by failing to scrutinize the financial advisor’s obviously flawed valuation analysis and value conclusions. The trustee and valuator had strong ESOP credentials.

DOL urges court to uphold judgment against trustee in Brundle ESOP litigation

In the ongoing Brundle v. Wilmington Trust ESOP saga, which is now in the appeals stage, the Department of Labor recently filed an amicus brief in support of the district court’s $29.8 million judgment against the ESOP trustee. The case arose out of a plan participant’s claim that the ESOP trustee breached its fiduciary duties to the plan by causing the ESOP to pay more than fair market value for the employer’s stock.

In unusual business tort case, court exhibits flexibility in terms of calculating damages

The 8th Circuit recently upheld a sizable damages award in an unusual business tort case litigated under Nebraska law. One noteworthy aspect in terms of determining economic damages was that the court allowed expert testimony regarding the loss of value to the plaintiff even though the plaintiff did not fail completely upon the wrongdoing.

Flop film poses unique valuation challenge

A recent bankruptcy-related case in front of the California Court of Appeal raises important questions about how one quantifies the value of a dated piece of art, a film, for which there never was a market in the first place.

Flawed yardstick analysis sinks lost profits award

A drawn-out damages case in which a startup compression sportswear company sued the defendant "private label" manufacturer over an abandoned licensing deal promised to make the plaintiff rich but ultimately ended with nominal damages.

Goodwill-noncompete connection trips up buyer of medical practice

Ultimately, the parties reached a deal that included the sale of the building and the sale of the assets of the practice, as well as an employment contract for the doctor. The asset purchase agreement said the assets being sold included all of the practice's goodwill. At the same time, it allocated 100 percent of the purchase price to tangible assets: furniture, fixtures, equipment and supplies. The agreement also included noncompete and non-solicitation clauses.

How else to look at the 'Gawker' case: It's about unjust enrichment

It's not your average lost profits or lost business opportunity case. Rather, Hogan's damages experts were successful in quantifying damages under the less-common unjust enrichment theory. Rather than focusing on the damages to Hogan, the plaintiff, stemming from Gawker's misconduct, the experts calculated the gain to Gawker, the defendant, from the misuse of Hogan's assets, that is, his brand and other intellectual property.

Tennessee no longer mandates Delaware block method to determine fair value

For the longest time, Tennessee case law required trial courts presiding over dissenting shareholder actions to determine fair value by using the Delaware block method. In a recent ruling, the Tennessee Supreme Court struck down the requirement and Tennessee has joined the jurisdictions that allow "more modern" valuation approaches.

In Memory of Tax Court Judge David Laro

BVR is very sad to note that the eminent David Laro, a senior judge of the United States Tax Court, passed away on September 21. Valuators in particular looked up to Judge Laro for his unique understanding of the field of valuation and the role it plays in many tax cases.

Alabama divorce court adopts result of calculation engagement

There is a split in the valuation community as to the merit of calculation engagements. As we recently reported, some valuators are adamantly opposed to doing them, whereas other appraisers believe that calculation engagements have a rightful place in their tool kit.

Quarterly Case Update: A One Hour Briefing

Quarterly Case Update: A One Hour Briefing A BVR Webinar Webinar Handbook July 10, 2013 Presenters: Sylvia Golden R. James Alerding Please note: This Handbook does not qualify for self study CPE credits. Copyright © 2013 Business Valuation Resourc ...

BVLaw™ Case Update: A One Hour Briefing

BVLaw™ Case Update: A One Hour Briefing A BVR Webinar Webinar Handbook August 21, 2014 Presenters: Sylvia Golden R. James Alerding Please note: This Handbook does not qualify for self study CPE credits. Copyright © 2014 Business Valuation Resource ...

BVLaw Case Update: A One Hour Briefing

BVLaw Case Update: A One Hour Briefing Webinar Handbook April 2, 2015 Presenters: Sylvia Golden and R. James Alerding ...

BVLaw Case Update: A One-Hour Briefing

BVLaw Case Update: A One Hour Briefing Webinar Handbook October 29, 2015 Presenters: Sylvia Golden and R. James Alerding Please note: This Handbook does not qualify for self study CPE credits. Copyright © 2015 Business Valuation Resources, LLC (BVR ...

BVLaw Case Update: A One-Hour Briefing

In BVR's second legal briefing, BVR Legal Editor Sylvia Golden and expert appraiser Jim Alerding team up to once again provide appraisers with the most pressing court decisions presented in BVLaw™ and Business Valuation Update™. From the vast and growing compilation of case law procured throughout the United States, Golden and Alerding examine the legal decisions that carry the most weight for appraisers and appraisals, as well as the lessons taught by each decision.

BVLaw Case Update

Case law matters. Tune into BVLaw Case Update to deepen your understanding of the business valuation and damages litigation landscape. Knowing what goes on in court and what the law is makes you a more effective and sought-after expert. Join veteran valuator, speaker, and teacher Jim Alerding (Alerding Consulting LLC) and BVR’s own legal editor, Sylvia Golden, for a review of a number of significant recent court decisions, including key statutory appraisal rulings from the ...

BVLaw Case Update: A One-Hour Briefing

It’s 2017, and BVLaw Case Update is back. Join veteran valuation analyst Jim Alerding (Alerding Consulting LLC) and BVR’s legal editor, Sylvia Golden, for a one-hour discussion of some of most impactful recent valuation and economic damages decisions. This conversation will delve into statutory fair value opinions coming out of Tennessee and Delaware; a Section 1031 Tax Court decision by Judge Laro, one of the court’s most influential voices, addressing methodology and attorney-appraiser communications; and ...

Case Study: Applying the Empirical Method to Determine a DLOM

Is your DLOM accurate? Is your DLOM objective? Does your DLOM result in an increase in the effective rate of return of the investment? Join Bruce Johnson, of Munroe, Park & Johnson, for an in-depth case study that will empower you to answer these questions with even greater confidence. Master the resources and case law you can deploy when creating a defensible opinion in a minority valuation. An understanding of the Empirical Method is an ...

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