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There are situations wherein a company faces a potential liability, but is not certain of all of the details associated with such potential

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There are situations wherein a company faces a potential liability, but is not certain of all of the details associated with such potential liabilities.

What type of liabilities are these called? Discuss the guidelines for handling these types of liabilities.

Do you agree with how these are handled? If yes, then why? If not, then what would you recommend FASB do differently?

Should potential gains be treated identically to potential liabilities, why or why not?

Provide specific details to support your opinion in your response.
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