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Question: Sapporo K.K. was sued by a


Sapporo K.K. was sued by a competitor in late 2020, and company management concluded that there was a 55 percent probability that the company would lose the lawsuit. The best estimate of the loss on December 31, 2020, was 4,000,000 yen. In 2021, the lawsuit is concluded with Sapporo paying its competitor 5,000,000 yen on May 15, 2021.
a. Determine the appropriate accounting for this lawsuit for the years ending December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2021, under (1) IFRS and (2) U.S. GAAP.
b. Prepare the entry(ies) that the U.S. parent would make on the December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2021, conversion worksheets to convert IFRS balances to U.S. GAAP.

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