PwC settles $5.5bn fraud detection lawsuit

$250 Fee for use 9th August 2016 8/9/16- Miami- Steven Thomas, Thomas Alexander & Forrester in Venice, California, representing Taylor Bean Whitaker in trial, with judge Jaqueline Hogan Scola in background. Taylor Bean Whitaker v. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) trial in Judge Jaqueline Hogan Scola courtroom, Miami-Dade County Courthouse.
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