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Baserunners and runs are at a premium against good pitching, and so it is important for an offense to be able to move baserunners by means other than base hits.
The expert for the IRS admitted that in valuing the voting stock at a premium over the nonvoting stock (because of its swing vote attributes), he had assumed the stock owned by the Simmons family was owned by a single individual, rather than by a family.
21%) be valued at a premium, and the remaining 9% be valued without a premium?