MBAF is pleased to present the July/August 2018 issue of Litigation & Valuation Report. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in the July/August issue…

FAQs about Valuing Customer Relationships

For many businesses, customer relationships represent a valuable intangible asset. But placing a monetary value on those relationships can be tricky. This article answers common questions about the considerations, techniques and challenges involved in valuing customer-related assets.



What’s In A Name? – Quantifying Damages for Reputational Harm

Negative events — including defamation, securities fraud, product liability, intellectual property infringement, and data breach and other cybercrime proceedings — can seriously impair a company’s reputation. This article explains the types of damages and the tools financial experts use to quantify losses.



What Are the Three Levels of Value?

The level of value used in a business valuation may affect an expert’s analyses and techniques. This article explains how experts determine the appropriate level of value and why it’s critical to make this determination before work begins.



Lightbox Ventures, LLC v. 3rd Home Limited – Expert Reports Excluded Due to Unsupported Assumptions

It can be risky for experts to unquestioningly rely on data and assumptions from clients when computing lost profits or valuing a business. This article summarizes a federal district court decision to exclude expert testimony on Daubert grounds, because numerous unsupported assumptions rendered the reports “useless.”

Lightbox Ventures, LLC v. 3rd Home Limited, No. 16cv2379, U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D.N.Y., November 13, 2017