BDO case put on ice as lawyers clash

The hearing to decide whether BDO International should be dragged back into a
$521m (£348.8m) negligence battle has been shelved after lawyers presented a
deluge of new motions at a pre-trial hearing.

The case was set to start on Monday, but it has now been pushed back until 16

BDO Seidman is appealing after being ordered to pay $521m of damages to Banco
Espirito Santo for an alleged negligent audits of its factoring division

Bankest’s lawyers have argued that BDO International controls BDO Seidman,
but the umbrella body has said that BDO Seidman acts independently.

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