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Business Associations Keyed to Bainbridge
Young v. Jones
Citation:522 U.S. 928 (1997)
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Plaintiffs are investors from Texas who deposited over a half-million dollars in a South Carolina bank and the funds have disappeared. PW-Bahamas issued an audit letter regarding the financial statement of Swiss American Fidelity and Insurance Guaranty. Plaintiffs aver that on the basis of that financial statement, they deposited $550,000 in a South Carolina bank. Other defendants allegedly sent the money from the South Carolina bank to SAFIG. The financial statement of SAFIG was falsified. The letterhead used for the SAFIG audit identified the Bahamian accounting firm only as “Price Waterhouse.” Plaintiffs assert that it was foreseeable to the accounting firm that issued the latter that third-parties would rely upon the financial statement. Plaintiffs assert that PW-Bahamas and PW-US operate as a partnership.
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