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Accountant’s Defamatory Report To Audit Committee Held To Be Absolutely Privileged

Once upon a time, an independent accounting firm learned from a law enforcement source that its publicly traded client and two of its directors had committed illegal acts of a serious nature.  The accounting firm contacts the source who advises against further dissemination of the report.  Nonetheless, the accounting firm decides to report the matter…

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Federal Court Says City Is Immune From State Securities Law Claims

It’s a good situation when you can make the rules for everyone else but immunize yourself from those same rules. California’s Corporate Securities Law of 1968 declares it unlawful for any “person” to offer or sell a security by means of any written or oral communication that includes an untrue statement of material fact or…

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