Ernst & Young Balks At Order To Divulge Vivendi Docs

Law360, New York (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ernst & Young LLP has asked a judge to rethink his decision in an ongoing securities case to force the company to turn over documents related to audits it performed for the French entertainment firm Vivendi Universal SA.

In a motion filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Ernst & Young reiterated its position that providing the information would violate French professional secrecy statutes. Ernst & Young has maintained that it is bound by France's professional secrecy laws since...
To view the full article, register now.