Question

Authors Academic Publishing faces three potential contingency situations, described below. Authors’ fiscal year ends December 31, 2015.

Required:
Determine the appropriate means of reporting each situation for the year ended December 31, 2015, and record any necessary entries. Explain your reasoning.
1. In August 2015, a worker was injured in an accident, partially as a result of his own negligence. The worker has sued the company for $1.2 million. Legal counsel believes it is reasonably possible that the outcome of the suit will be unfavorable, and that the settlement would cost the company from $300,000 to $600,000.
2. A suit for breach of contract seeking damages of $3 million was filed by an author on October 4, 2015. Legal counsel believes an unfavorable outcome is probable. A reasonable estimate of the award to the plaintiff is between $1.5 million and $2.25 million. No amount within this range is a better estimate of potential damages than any other amount.
3. Authors is the plaintiff in a pending court case. Its lawyers believe it is probable that Authors will be awarded damages of $3 million.



$1.99
Sales4
Views288
Comments0
  • CreatedJuly 15, 2014
  • Files Included
Post your question
5000