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Judge Slams Ernst & Young for Court Comments on Ex-Partner (1)

June 5, 2020, 5:06 PM

A London judge slammed Ernst & Young for its treatment of a whistle-blower during a trial the accounting firm lost earlier this year.

Judge Tim Kerr said the firm’s lawyers’ attack on the former partner’s character and integrity was “unfair” and “vindictive.” In a ruling released Friday, he said the behavior “must have reflected the rancor and ill will” EY bore against the man.

In April, EY was ordered to pay $10.8 million to Amjad Rihan, an auditor who blew the whistle on wrongdoing at a Dubai gold refiner. Rihan had told the court that the accounting firm tried to...

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