E&Y pays $3.5m in pasta lawsuit
Stateside division of Big Four firm settle in class action lawsuit alleging violations of securities law at US pasta maker
Ernst & Young’s US arm has agreed to pay $3.5m (£1.8m) to affected
shareholders for its part in a class-action lawsuit involving US pasta giant
American Italian Pasta.
E&Y’s offer, pending approval by plaintiffs, would provide 15 cents a
share before expenses, the Kansas City Star reported.
In mid-2005 shareholders filed a series of lawsuits, alleging violations of
securities laws, against the pasta maker, its directors and various officers and
Ernst & Young. The suits were consolidated into one class-action lawsuit in
Earlier this year American Italian, one of the largest pasta makers in North
America, agreed to pay $25m to shareholders who are a part of the class-action