Commercial Damages: Lost Profits Analysis (Thurs., May 3, 2018)


Commercial Damages: Lost Profits Analysis

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Noon - 1:00pm MT

Topic Summary:

Lost profits is a damages remedy that a business can recover when a legal wrong has caused it to suffer lost profits. Lost profits can simply be described as the amount necessary to place the injured party in a position that it would have been had the injury/incident not occurred.

This presentation will cover the common elements of lost profits damages claims, including: proximate cause, foreseeability, reasonable certainty (established business vs. the new business rule), mitigation. The types of claims for which lost profits damages are potentially available include torts, breach of contract, infringement of intellectual property and other causes. A discussion of the methods of calculating lost profits will be presented along with the types of documents necessary for the calculations.

Live case studies of lost profits will also be presented and discussed.

About Your Speakers:

Jack W. Harris, CPA, MBA, CVA, CFE, CIA, CFF, CGMA

Mr. Harris is an expert with 38 years professional experience in the areas of commercial damages quantification, lost profits analysis, valuations, financial management, accounting, internal auditing, and fraud investigations. Mr. Harris has been engaged on a broad range of industries and matters, and focuses on construction, mining, energy, real estate and land development, insurance, surety and related areas. Mr. Harris has completed numerous domestic and international engagements and has provided expert testimony at trial, arbitration, and mediation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Harris is also admitted as a Neutral with the American Arbitration Association. Visit his website at for more information.

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