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Ultimate Company is a defendant in a lawsuit alleging damages of $3 billion. The litigation is expected to continue for several years, and no reasonable estimate can be made at this time of Ultimate Company's ultimate financial responsibility. This situation is an example of:

A. Off-balance-sheet financing.
B. A loss contingency which should be disclosed in notes to Ultimate Company's financial statements.
C. An estimated liability which must appear in Ultimate Company's balance sheet.
D. A loss in purchasing power caused by inflation.

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Ultimate Company is a defendant in a lawsuit alleging damages of $3 billion. The litigation is expected to continue for several years, and no reasonable estimate can be made at this time of Ultimate Company's ultimate financial responsibility. This situation is an example of:

A. Off-balance-sheet financing.
***B. A loss ...

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The off-balance sheet financing for loss contingency discloses are examined. The estimates liability for caused inflation are given.

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