• Archive for the ‘Parmalat’ Category

    Deloitte and Litigation – Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some

    By • Jun 20th, 2008

    Deloitte is in the news for some significant litigation issues.   First the winner. This ruling, I think, will have a big impact on the auditor subprime cases to come.  Many of these cases, when it comes to the auditors liability, will be based on whether auditors should have been more diligent, thorough, and hard on […]



    Citicorp Following Attanasio Lead In Parmalat Litigation

    By • May 18th, 2008

    Hmmmmm   Maybe I should have copyrighted the term “dupe” when it comes to playing dumb to get off the hook in these accounting fraud cases.  Looks like Citicorp’s lawyers see a winner, too,  in the strategy Mr. Attanasio used to get Mr. Stulac of Arthur Andersen  off the hook in the Peregrine case. They […]



    Fine Company, Even Finer Conversation

    By • May 1st, 2008

    Picture Source My Twitter communiques (follow me!) reported my pleasure at the invitation to a private dinner Monday night with a delegation from the European Parliament.  I accepted it immediately, when it arrived, not knowing how or why it had.  But a luxe dinner with smart people, especially foreign visitors, is always my cup of […]



    The Topic Is BDO – Discuss

    By • Aug 24th, 2007

    Neil McIntyre, CA-in-Waiting and Canadian boy-wonder blogger, wrote a post recently called, Sucks To Be Seidman. Neil is feeling this crisis personally and, if his picture wasn’t so darn cute, I would worry he was verklempt. Reasonable assurance is neither reasonable nor assured.  Discuss. Neil says: “By now, the verdict in the BDO Seidman lawsuit […]