While seemingly just another Tuesday, the Federal District Court for Delaware determined that Delaware’s audit estimation method and other practices relating to the Temple-Inland examination violated the due process clause of the Fourteenth amendment of the United States Constitution. The decision rendered is a critical one for the unclaimed property holder community.
Unclaimed Property Audit (35 articles)
Keane has provided the Top 10 reasons why holders should enroll in the Delaware Unclaimed Property VDA Program. While this program has already seen a tremendous response rate, many companies have still not yet enrolled and risk the likelihood of facing an audit from the Delaware State Escheator.
In a new opinion released by the Delaware District Court hearing Temple-Inland, Inc. v. Cook, several challenges to current Delaware audit methodologies have survived motion by the State for dismissal, giving a boost to holders and holder advocates who believe current estimation and other audit methodologies run afoul of constitutional protections.