TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's giant Government Investment Pension Fund (GPIF) has sued the local affiliate of global accounting firm Ernst & Young, claiming $31 million for losses on investments in Toshiba Corp stemming from the conglomerate's accounting scandal in 2015.
Toshiba has been on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's supervision list since mid-March as it has failed to clear up concerns about its internal controls after the $1.3 billion accounting scandal. That scandal preceded the crisis now engulfing Toshiba over billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp.
The world's biggest pension fund filed the suit last month, seeking 3.5 billion yen ($31.40 million) in damages from Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, saying the auditor failed to properly monitor Toshiba. read the rest here