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Heads Up: FASB Proposes Expanding Contingencies Disclosure

Volume 15, Issue 22


The attached issue of Heads Up summarizes the FASB’s recently released Exposure Draft of a proposed Statement, Disclosure of Certain Loss Contingencies — an amendment of FASB Statements No. 5 and 141(R). The proposal’s purpose is to enhance disclosures of loss contingencies (e.g., pending or threatened litigation), including loss contingencies assumed in a business combination.

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