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Accountant Malpractice

Fifth Circuit Dances On Head of Arbitration Pin

Demonstrating just how difficult it can be to separate questions about the “formation” of an arbitration agreement from the “validity” of that agreement, the Fifth Circuit found this month that when an argument was applied to...more

Deloitte’s $500 Million Sentence

by Wilson Elser on

We have assisted many accounting firms in the creation or revision of their client engagement letters. They very often question the need to include certain provisions intended to limit their liability to their clients and...more

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

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Massachusetts recently amended its pay equity statute, which substantially enforces the protections of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. These changes will go into effect in July 2018. The prohibitions against discriminating...more

All Employees Must Wash Hands: Case Dismissed on the Grounds of In Pari Delicto

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In a January 19, 2016 Commercial Division decision by Justice Bransten, the court granted defendants’ motions to dismiss on the grounds of in pari delicto....more

Business Litigation Reporter - February 2016

by Goodwin on

Confidentiality Agreement Must be Expressly Preserved in New Employment Agreement. The decision in Meschino v. Frazier Industrial Co., 2015 WL 7295463, at *1 (D. Mass. Nov. 18, 2015) (Stearns, J.), underscores that an...more

New Jersey Appellate Division Holds that Affidavit of Merit Must be Issued by a Professional within the Same Profession as...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Hill International, Inc. v. Atlantic City Board of Education, 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS 177 (App. Div. Dec. 30, 2014) - The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held that, in order to support of claim of...more

New Statute of Repose for Legal Malpractice Actions in Tennessee

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The Tennessee General Assembly, which recently ended its legislative session, implemented a new statute of repose for legal malpractice actions. Professional malpractice suits against licensed public accountants, certified...more

Accountant And Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Winter 2014

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In This Issue: - Offshore Disclosure Programs—A Trap for CPAs? - Superior Court Imposes Sanctions for Withholding Documents in Discovery - Expert Witness Faces Personal Liability for Professional Malpractice - U.S....more

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