Factoring in Valuation – Consumer Cases that Impact Business Cases

By Debbie Langehennig, Jan Hayden, and Renee Meenach Decker

Often, consumer decisions influence or impact judicial opinions in business cases. Courts may choose to adopt the application and reasoning of a consumer decision in total, may analyze the court’s holding and reject it in the context of a Chapter 11 case, or may apply the holding in a business case without addressing the merits of whether the consumer case holding should apply in Chapter 11. Practitioners should be aware of important consumer decisions that may influence lower courts in the business context and commercial case decisions which . . .

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