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After nearly thirty years of marriage, Christine Starrett filed a complaint for divorce from Irven Starrett. In preparation for trial, the parties hired an expert to calculate the value of Irv’s Drywall, the parties’ privately owned business. The district court entered a divorce judgment that rejected the expert’s opinion and rejected Christine’s estimate and ultimately awarded Irven all of the parties’ interest in the business. The Supreme Court affirmed the divorce judgment, holding (1) the district court committed factual error in its valuation of Irv’s Drywall; but (2) the factual error did not affect Christine’s substantial rights in the ultimate division of the marital property or otherwise prejudice her.