Payout leaves questions over how much auditors should protect investors
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Консалтинговая компания PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) договорилась о досудебном урегулировании дела о банкротстве компании MF Global. Представители MF Global, обанкротившейся во время мирового финансового кризиса, обвиняли PwC в том, что та допустила ошибки при консультировании и аудите компании. Сколько заплатит PwC — не сообщается, но управляющие по банкротству MF Global требовали компенсации в размере $3 млрд.Брокерская компания MF Global обанкротилась в 2011 году: тогда она сообщила о задолженности в размере $39,7 млрд при сумме активов $41 млрд. MF Global активно инвестировала в суверенные долги таких стран еврозоны, как Испания, Италия, Португалия, Бельгия и Ирландия.В августе прошлого года PwC также урегулировала дело о коллапсе американского банка Colonial Bank в 2008 году. Тогда иск был предъявлен PwC за то, что она не выявила факты мошенничества в Colonial Bank.Яна Рождественская
PwC settles a multibillion-dollar lawsuit over the collapse of MF Global mid-trial, leaving the question of liability unanswered.
BY JOSHUA TEITELBAUM -- To hold PwC responsible for MF Global's bankruptcy would not only be bad law, it would be bad policy. Turning auditors into insurers of their clients' businesses would produce overdeterrence and risk driving auditors out of the financial marketplace.
In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the lawsuit by the administrator of MF Global against PwC for, ultimately, Jon Corzine’s big, bad European bond bet. In the second half Max interviews Charles Hugh Smith of OfTwoMinds.com about whether or not the Federal Reserve Bank has already lost control. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
A federal judge rejects PwC's call for a mistrial in the $3 billion lawsuit over MF Global's collapse, saying the auditors can fight it out in court.
MF Global lawyers dismiss PwC's motion for a mistrial as a desperate attempt to get a "do-over" mid-trial.
As creditors blame accounting firm, it points to collapsed broker’s leadership
PwC asks for a mistrial in MF Global case, saying the plaintiffs have shifted their theory of what caused the company's collapse.
Corzine walks back suggestions bad accounting and confusion were to blame for MF Global's collapse.
The former chief executive of MF Global, a familiar figure, appears in a New York court to explain why the company failed.
Accounting giant counters that blame for brokerage’s collapse lies with former CEO
Accounting giant counters that blame for brokerage’s collapse lies with former CEO
Professional services firm says management was responsible for broker’s 2011 collapse