AICPA Amicus Brief Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overrule Securities Litigation Case
The CPA Advocate: March, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Halliburton case on March 5, 2014, which is regarded as one of the most important securities litigation cases in years. A decision by the Court is expected by June 2014
Published on March 27, 2014
Tellabs Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd.
The present case concerns the pleadings standards established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA). In the PSLRA, Congress required securities-fraud plaintiffs to plead particularized facts leading to a "strong inference" that each defendant acted, or failed to act...
Published on April 14, 2010
John P. Crowley v. Doris June Chait
Because of the Institute's historical role particularly in formulating standards relating to audits, reviews, and compilations, and the reports issued thereon, the AICPA has maintained a strong interest in the scope and bases of civil liability sought to be imposed upon auditors pursuant to those standards. The Institute has no
Published on April 09, 2010
AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation) v. PwC
...extensive understanding of the accounting profession and commitment to the public interest, these organizations are deeply concerned on behalf of their members about the Court's decision in this case, particularly insofar as
Published on April 06, 2010
Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana vs. PwC and Marc Kirschner vs. KPMG, et al
The Appellants in both cases seek to eviscerate – if not eliminate altogether – the imputation doctrine and the related defense of in pari delicto, long available to auditors and other professionals as a vital protection...
Published on September 14, 2010
Aiding and Abetting Liability
The AICPA supports leaving the enforcement for aiding and abetting with the SEC, not outsourcing the enforcement to plaintiff’s lawyers.
Published on September 24, 2012