Document Type

Article

Abstract

In this jointly-authored article, Dean Abrams and forensic economists Donald Welsch and Bruce Jonas explain how the tools of forensic economics can be used to calculate expectation damages for stillborn enterprise. A breach of contract or tortuous misconduct may prevent a business from beginning operations. Courts are often asked to determine what damages have been suffered, but without a track record of performance that determination is often left uncertain. This article offers a formula that lawyers and experts can use to make these determinations with "reasonable certainty."

Date of Authorship for this Version

1-1-1996

Keywords

forensic economics

Original Citation

Originally published in 57 Ohio St. L.J. 809 (1996).

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