EQUITY ACCOUNTING is the practice of showing in a companys accounts the share of undistributed profits of another company in which it holds equity ownership (usually below 50%). The share of profit shown is usually equal to its share of the equity in the other company. The profit may not actually be paid over, but the equity holding company has a right to this share of the undistributed profit.
LITIGATION is legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights.
MAINTENANCE is the activity involved in maintaining something in good working order. May include replacement of significant portions of the item(s) being maintained.
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