Deloitte Must Face Adelphia Collapse Suit In Pennsylvania

Law360 (March 25, 2020, 10:48 PM EDT) -- Deloitte & Touche LLP will have to face a lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court over the role of its accounting in the collapse of Adelphia Communications Corp. after a panel of Keystone State appellate judges said a lower court had been wrong to let Deloitte out of the case.

The appeals panel said — as one judge had hinted during oral arguments — a state court judge erred when it granted Deloitte a quick win based on the company's argument that Adelphia's successor, Zito Media LP, was blocked from suing by the doctrine of in pari delicto, which says plaintiffs should...

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