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DCF Projections Failed to Reflect Target’s Operative Reality, Chancery Says

In joint fiduciary-appraisal action centering on Sprint’s acquisition of minority interest in related entity, Chancery says merger was entirely fair and adopts respondent expert’s DCF analysis; huge value gap is 90% due to experts’ choice of projections.

DCF Projections Failed to Reflect Target’s Operative Reality, Chancery Says

In joint fiduciary-appraisal action centering on Sprint’s acquisition of minority interest in related entity, Chancery says merger was entirely fair and adopts respondent expert’s DCF analysis; huge value gap is 90% due to experts’ choice of projections.

ACP Master, Ltd. v. Sprint Corp.

In joint fiduciary-appraisal action centering on Sprint’s acquisition of minority interest in related entity, Chancery says merger was entirely fair and adopts respondent expert’s DCF analysis; huge value gap is 90% due to experts’ choice of projections.

Court Affirms Validity of Patent Citation Analysis in Royalty Calculation

Court says forward citation method to determine value of patent in suit is not per se unreliable and royalty testimony based on it is admissible under Daubert; also, there is no bright-line rule against use of code- or step-counting for apportionment.

Court Affirms Validity of Patent Citation Analysis in Royalty Calculation

Court says forward citation method to determine value of patent in suit is not per se unreliable and royalty testimony based on it is admissible under Daubert; also, there is no bright-line rule against use of code- or step-counting for apportionment.

Comcast Cable Communs. v. Sprint Communs. Co.

Court says forward citation method to determine value of patent in suit is not per se unreliable and royalty testimony based on it is admissible under Daubert; also, there is no bright-line rule against use of code- or step-counting for apportionment.

Inclusion of Inflated Purchase Price Does Not Doom Damages Calculation

District court finds expert’s damages calculation in securities case is not unreliable simply because it incorporates inflated purchase; expert also performed an event study and regression analysis to assess the effect of misrepresentation on inflated pri ...

In re Novatel Wireless Securities Litigation

District court finds expert’s damages calculation in securities case is not unreliable simply because it incorporates inflated purchase; expert also performed an event study and regression analysis to assess the effect of misrepresentation on inflated pri ...

Tax Court Favors Expert With Greater Industry Experience in Valuing Telecomm Company

Tax Court finds taxpayer’s expert, a CPA/ABV with substantial experience in the telecommunications business, more persuasive in valuing a 25% interest in a private wireless company using four traditional BV approaches plus a distribution-yield analysis.

Ringgold Telephone Co. v. Commissioner

Tax Court finds taxpayer’s expert, a CPA/ABV with substantial experience in the telecommunications business, more persuasive in valuing a 25% interest in a private wireless company using four traditional BV approaches plus a distribution-yield analysis.

Three Specific Elements for Goodwill Impairment Claims

Federal court dismisses class action complaint in securities fraud litigation for lack of specific allegations regarding the failure to recognize and report material impairment to goodwill values.

City of Sterling Heights Police & Fire Retirement System v. Vodafone Group Public Limited Co.

Federal court dismisses class action complaint in securities fraud litigation for lack of specific allegations regarding the failure to recognize and report material impairment to goodwill values.

Valuation Upheld Against Party That Fails to Use Independent Valuation Sources

Verizon Inc. had offered to buy MCHC’s majority holder, Palmer Wireless Holdings (Palmer), if Verizon’s initial public offering was successful and if Palmer could acquire 100% of the stock in all of the companies it held.

Montgomery Cellular Holding Co., Inc. v. Dobler

Verizon Inc. had offered to buy MCHC’s majority holder, Palmer Wireless Holdings (Palmer), if Verizon’s initial public offering was successful and if Palmer could acquire 100% of the stock in all of the companies it held.

Analysis Leads Chancery Court to Seek Its Own Valuation

The issue in this appraisal action was the value of the shares of two cellular companies (Janesville and Sheboygan).

In re U.S. Cellular

The issue in this appraisal action was the value of the shares of two cellular companies (Janesville and Sheboygan).

Choctaw Maid Farms, Inc. v. Elizabeth F. Hailey

the Mississippi Supreme Court considered the lost income and loss of enjoyment of life aspects of a damage award in a wrongful death suit. The Supreme Court agreed with the trial court’s admission of the plaintiff’s expert testimony regarding loss of inc ...

Hedonic Damages Vacated

the Mississippi Supreme Court considered the lost income and loss of enjoyment of life aspects of a damage award in a wrongful death suit. The Supreme Court agreed with the trial court’s admission of the plaintiff’s expert testimony regarding loss of inc ...

Zaxis Wireless Communications, Inc. v. Motor Sound Corporation, et al.

The California Court of Appeals considered whether Zaxis had the ability to pay a punitive damages award. The appellate court noted that while Zaxis had a negative net worth for accounting purposes, it had available $19 million cash on hand and a $50 million credit line.

Skokos v. Skokos

At issue is the valuation of the marital property and the admittance of expert testimony.

Court Finds Valuation From Certified Expert Reliable

The valuation issue in this appeal of a marital dissolution property distribution concerns the couple's interest in two cellular telephone companies, one located in Little Rock ("Little Rock ...

Capitalization of Earnings Method Sans Discounts Upheld in Fair Market Value Determination

One of the primary issues in this marital dissolution appeal was the valuation of 310 shares of Cattron, Inc. stock, a radio communications company. In its analysis, the Pennsylvania Superio ...

Verholek v. Verholek

At issue is the valuation of husband's 310 shares of Caltron, Inc. and wife's expert's testimony about this valuation.

Hypothetical Lump-Sum Paid-Up Royalty License Premise Accepted

The Federal Circuit affirmed a jury's damage award for patent infringement and breach of agreement to share communications technology. The damages were based on a hypothetical lump-sum paid-up license, whose fee was determined using the royalty rate comm ...

Celeritas Technologies, Ltd. v. Rockwell International Corporation

The Federal Circuit affirmed a jury's damage award for patent infringement and breach of agreement to share communications technology. The damages were based on a hypothetical lump-sum paid-up license, whose fee was determined using the royalty rate comm ...

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