PricewaterhouseCoopers has reached a settlement with Ohio state over a class
action securities fraud lawsuit.
The Big Four firm, had been named in the suit by three state pension funds
alongside audit client American International Group (AIG) and its chief
executive Hank Greenberg, but all have now agreed to a $97.5m (£56m) settlement,
subject to approval by the U.S District Court for Southern New York, reported
Shareholders had been seeking damages after AIG agreed to pay $1.64bn in
fines and restitution in 2006 as a result of regulatory probes by New York’s
attorney general, the SEC and the Justice Department.
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars
An audit partner has been appointed at Grant Thornton in its North West offices
KPMG has been appointed with “immediate” effect as the auditor of Dorcaster
The audit for Ibstock will be taken over by Deloitte following a competitive tender process