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0471403091
ISBN-13:
9780471403098
Pub. Date:
04/28/2001
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Wiley
Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert / Edition 3

Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert / Edition 3

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ISBN-13: 9780471403098
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1200
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Roman L. Weil (Chicago, IL), PhD, CPA, CMA is V. Duane Rath Professor of Accounting at the University of Chicago.?Weil is director of the Chicago/Stanford/Tuck Directors' Consortium, which he co-founded. Weil has also designed and implemented continuing education programs for partners at the accounting firms of Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as for employees at Goldman Sachs, Montgomery Wards, Merck, and William Blair and for business executives in Great Britain, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He also has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Princeton Economics Department, and NYU Stern School.

Daniel G. Lentz (Washington, DC) is Partner and National Leader of Ernst & Young's Dispute Services team within E&Y Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice. He is co author of The Business Interruption Book: Coverage, Claims and Recovery. Lentz has worked with numerous companies in developing their business interruption claims related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, as well as losses sustained in natural disasters. His experience, across all industries, encompasses business interruption and lost profits claims, product liability, merger and acquisition disputes, reinsurance disputes, fraud investigations, class action lawsuits.

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Financial experts increasingly offer litigation services to lawyers. These professionals need a comprehensive reference book such as this Handbook. The first and second editions of this Handbook appeared in 1990 and 1995, respectively, and we've enjoyed both their sales and professional recognition.

This third edition of the Litigation Services Handbook contains 46 chapters (19 new to this edition), all written by experts in their fields. We have enlisted economists and lawyers to write many of the new chapters and have asked all authors to expand and update the case law discussion. We asked authors also to discuss how rapidly developing technology has changed their practice.

We imagined this book to be useful to financial experts engaged in litigation services, the lawyers who engage them, and the litigants who ultimately benefit from the efforts of both groups. We selected the authors for their expertise and asked them to provide our readers with the benefits of their institutional knowledge, experience, and techniques. These experts have not withheld their secrets.

Organization and Writing. This Handbook comprises six major parts, each addressing a different practice area or set of functional tools.

Part I. The Litigation Environment (four chapters) discusses the civil court system, alternative dispute resolution, laws governing expert witness testimony, and how CPAs and economists function within that environment.

Part II. Damages Techniques (ten chapters) addresses the components of damages calculations with new chapters on lost profit calculation, damages to new businesses, punitive damages from an economist's perspective, and tax treatment of damages awards.

Part III. Litigation Tools (two new chapters) discusses communicating with a jury through visual aids and litigation analysis databases.

Part IV. Civil Litigation (23 chapters) addresses specific kinds of commercial cases, categorized in the following subsections:

    1.Securities Litigation (four chapters; new chapters on event studies and corporate governance)

    2. Intellectual Property (five chapters; new chapters on copyright infringement and royalty audits)

    3. Antitrust/ Business Combinations (two chapters)

    4. Bankruptcy (two chapters)

    5. Construction and Environmental Disputes (three chapters; new chapter on estimating environmental damages)

    6. Other Civil Litigation (seven chapters; new chapters on accountant's liability, federally insured banks, and international trade litigation)

Part V. Marital Dissolution (five chapters) includes a new chapter on valuation and division of property.

Part VI. Criminal Cases (two chapters) includes a new chapter on internal corporate fraud.

Also included, and new to this edition, is a Glossary, which includes both business and legal terms.

Common writing practice often uses the word gender instead of the word sex in sentences such as: The law often finds employment discrimination by sex illegal. As language purists, we prefer to restrict the word gender to its technically correct meaning as a classification of a word, from two or more choices, to determine its agreement with referents, modifiers, and grammatical forms. We intend no offense to those who think writers should use the word gender to distinguish male from female human beings and other species. Sometimes we have changed an author's use of the word gender to the word sex. This does not mean that all authors of chapters in this book eschew the word gender to mean sex of a human being; some of them prefer that usage.

Annual Supplement.As with the previous two editions, the publisher plans to produce an annual supplement which will update material in the Handbook that becomes obsolete and which will contain entirely new chapters. As this edition goes to press, we already plan new chapters on revenue estimation, class action, biotechnology, and Internet damages. We invite readers to let us know what new materials they would like to see. Send suggestions to Roman L. Weil at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1101 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637, or by e-mail: roman. weil@ gsb. uchicago. edu.

Relation between Authors and Editors.We acknowledge the cooperation and patience our contributing authors have shown. We do not agree with everything they say. We prefer to have experts giving their own opinions, even when controversial, rather than less specific guidance—like bland committee reports—we can all agree on. Although we tried to define the chapters to avoid duplicate coverage, some duplication remains because we think we better serve the reader by making presentations self-contained.

Acknowledgments.Think of us as traffic cops. We do nothing but point hither and yon every so often. Others do all the heavy lifting. We could not have done this Handbook without Debbie Asakawa, whom we plucked from the unheralded life of a soccer mom, bread baker, and tennis player of modest note. Without her, the editors could not have handled three weddings, two graduations, and two arriving grandchildren during the time critical to this Handbook's production. We paid Debbie enough to take her family to Moscow (Russia, not Idaho) this summer. We didn't give her enough time to enjoy it. Thank you; thank you; thank you.

We also acknowledge Cherie Weil's continued excellent work on developing the index and co-authoring the glossary. Philip Upton provided assistance in the early stages of this edition without which we could not have constructed even the table of contents of this Handbook.

We also thank the following individuals who reviewed chapters from the previous edition and offered suggestions for changes and improvement. They selflessly gave their time and expertise to strengthen the work of others: Christopher Gerardi, Don Glenn, Cate Elsten, Kevin Bandoian, Ted Martens, James Chalmers, Dale Jensen, David S. Williams, Bob Lindquist, Donald Rocen, Mike Urban, Ruth Perez, Mark Moscarello, Jeff Kinrich, Douglas Coppi, and Lester Lowenstein.

Roman L. Weil
Peter B. Frank
Michael J. Wagner

April 2001

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
About the Editors     ix
About the Contributors     xiii
The Litigation Environment
The Role of the Financial Expert in Litigation Services   Peter B. Frank   Christian W. Hughes   Michael L. Wagner   Roman L. Weil     1
Causation Issues in Expert Testimony   Lawrence F. Ranallo   Diana L. Weiss     1
The Economics in Accounting for Litigation   Elizabeth A. Evans     1
Alternative Dispute Resolution   Patricia D. Tilton     1
Damages Techniques
Statistical Estimation of Incremental Cost from Accounting Data   Michael W. Maher   M. Laurentius Marais   William E. Wecker   Roman L. Weil     1
Econometric Analysis   Mohan P. Rao   Christian D. Tregillis     1
Estimating the Cost of Capital   Gaurav Jetley   R. Jeffrey Malinak   Laura B. Stamm     1
Ex Ante versus Ex Post Damages Calculations   Michael J. Wagner   Michael K. Dunbar   Roman L. Weil     1
Prejudgment Interest   Michael S. Knoll   Jeffrey M. Colon     1
The Flaw of Averages in Law and Accounting   Sam L. Savage   Marc VanAllen     1
Valuing Losses in New Businesses   Mark A. Allen   Victoria A. Lazear     1
Business Interruption Insurance Claims   Joe Anastasi     1
Business Valuation   Michael A. Crain     1
Appendix: Adjusted Present Value (APV) Method   Bonnie J. Goldsmith   Greg Hallman
Lost Earnings of Persons   Randi L. Firus   Keith R. Ugone     1
Punitive Damages   Peter A. Bicks   Martha N. Corbett   Glenn K. Jones   Gregory N. Phelps     1
Tax Treatment of Damages Awards   Merle Erickson   James K. Smith     1
Litigation Tools
Data Management   David B. Burg   Dyan A. Decker   John C. Moorman     1
Civil Litigation
Securities and Accountant Liability
Federal Securities Acts and Areas of Expert Analysis   Nicholas I. Crew   Kevin L. Gold   Marnie A. Moore     1
Accountant Liability   Christopher D. Barbee   Michael R. Young     1
Intellectual Property
Economic Analysis of Nonpatent Intellectual Property Rights and Damages Measures   Elizabeth A. Evans   Peter P. Simon     1
Intellectual Property Damages in the Entertainment Industry   Deborah K. Bothun   Ronald B. Cushey   Bronwyn Dylla   Robert S. Knudsen     1
Patent Infringement Damages   Peter B. Frank   Vincent E. O'Brien   Michael J. Wagner     1
License Compliance: Performing Royalty Examinations   Mark W. Haller   David L. Marston   Vincent Torres     1
Antitrust/ Business Combination
Antitrust   Stephen H. Kalos     1
Disputes in Merger & Acquisition Transactions   Mark W. Haller   Kevin D. Kreb   Leigh Walton     1
Construction and Real Property Disputes
Construction Claims   Stephen P. Lechner   Bilge Astarlioglu     1
Quantifying Damages in Real Estate Litigation   Thomas E. Kabat   Frank A. Voorvaart     1
Other Civil Litigation
The Troubled Business and Bankruptcy   Grant W. Newton   Gil A. Miller     1
Alter Ego   Michael J. Wagner   Bonnie J. Goldsmith     1
Employment Litigation   Ali Saad     1
Federal Contract Disputes   James W. Thomas     1
Family Law
Valuation and Division of Marital Property   Donald A. Glenn     1
Child and Spousal Support Awards   John D. Zante     1
Marital Dissolution: Professional Goodwill and Related Intangibles   Donald L. Gursey   Donald John Miod     1
Marital Dissolution: Tracing and Apportionment of Assets   Donald L. Gursey   Donald A. Glenn     1
Marital Dissolution: Tax Considerations   Donald L. Gursey   Roseanna L. Purzycki   Brandi N. Brethour     1
Criminal Cases
Tax Fraud   Edward M. Robbins, Jr.     1
Investigations
Financial Statement Investigation   Steven L. Skalak   Charles R. Hacker, Jr.   Daniel V. Dooley     1
International Investigations   Frederic R. Miller     1
Glossary
Index

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This is a highly practical reference tool for any business appraiser or financial advisor. The authors are two of the best-known business valuation research professionals in the United States. —Shannon Pratt, CFA, FASA, MCBA Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates

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This book will save the appraiser significant time when looking for pertinent data. A great resource to increase the quality of work product and credibility of the appraiser's conclusions.
—(Michele G. Miles, Esquire Executive Director Institute of Business Appraisers)

James L. (Butch) Williams

Through years of financial research and training, these two highly talented and skilled professionals have provided not only a broad listing of available sites, but also a carefully selected and thorough menu to direct the practitioner to essential data for their research engagements... This book serves as a highly useful and practical tool for every valuation practice, helping all analysts to better understand the enormous research possibilities availed to them through the Internet. With thoughtful, quality guidance, it will help you overcome your research obstacles and maximize your valuable research time.
—(James L. (Butch) Williams, CPA/ABV, CVA, CBA, Chairman of the AICPA Business Valuation Subcommittee Dixon Odom PLLC)

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