Adelphia Seeks To Halt Deloitte Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Despite the protests of the founding Rigas family, bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. has moved to have its long-standing malpractice suit against auditors Deloitte & Touche dismissed in light of a $167.5 million settlement reached earlier this summer.

On Friday, Adelphia filed a motion to discontinue its fraud case against Deloitte in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, moving the suit one step closer to being formally bounced from state court.

A representative from Adelphia could not be reached immediately for comment on Friday.

The motion comes...
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