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§ 1332, commenced by the plaintiff, a New York commercial banking and factoring corporation, against the defendant, a resident of Rhode Island and a public accountant certified in accordance with Title 5, Chapter 3, Section 5 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended, 1962. 180 (S.D.N.Y. 2079. The Court stated at p. 610: What do we have in the case at bar? The Court therefore proceeds to a consideration of the case law relating to the scope of liability for fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation. Browse channels Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. mark levin on rush limbaugh: he's 'changed the world' and 'we will fight with him' to beat cancer Risk factors for lung cancer are multiple. the New York Court of Appeals sought to protect the accounting profession against attacks by third parties in negligence actions by shielding accountants with the doctrine of privity. It is certainly not an invasion of the plaintiff's rational integrity. And under the circumstances, I think it would be useful if this Court did go forward and -- and reach the comity issue because that is a question that has divided the lower courts, and there is substantial confusion about when comity applies and how it applies. The plaintiff bean buyer paid his seller for the beans in accordance with their weight as represented by the defendant's certificate. The amount in controversy, exclusive of interest and costs, exceeds $10,000. Levin the court questioned the fairness of the burden of an accountant's malpractice being imposed on an innocent reliant user [Rusch Factors v. Levin, 284 F Supp. Moreover, in the estimation of this Court, the case is wrong in so far as it failed either to perceive or to give weight to the distinction between Ultramares and Glanzer. It should be noted further that Rhode Island does not have a "borrowing statute," that is, a statute which borrows the statutes of limitations from the jurisdiction whose law governs the wrong, which is applicable to the facts of this case. because it may help to prove directors exercised reasonable business judgment); Smith v. Van Gorkom, 488 A.2d 858, 876-77 (Del. 177; In Re Harper, 175 F. 412, 420; Phipps v. Wright, 28 Ga. App. Co., 313 U.S. 487, 61 S.Ct. Erie R.R. Ultimately, Ultramares Corporation v Touche raised the issue of potential liability “in an indeterminate amount for an indeterminate time to an indeterminate class” (174 NE 441 (1931) per Cardozo CJ). The Court deems the plaintiff's complaint neither so vague nor so ambiguous as to preclude the defendant from framing a responsive pleading. United States District Court D. Rhode Island. The defendant accountant prepared the statements which represented the corporation to be solvent by a substantial amount. Finally, wouldn't a rule of foreseeability elevate the cautionary techniques of the accounting profession? In case of any confusion, feel free to reach out to us.Leave your message here. The balance sheets showed solvency, when in fact there was insolvency. & Comm.L.Rev. Co., 313 U.S. 487, 61 S. Ct. 1020, 85 L. Ed. Limitation of Actions § 100 (1941). This Court determines that pecuniary loss resulting from reliance upon fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations is not an injury to the person within the meaning of Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 14 of Rhode Island General Laws, 1956. Finally, wouldn't a rule of foreseeability elevate the cautionary techniques of the accounting profession? This is far removed from the invasion of personal rights referred to in the Commerce Oil case. Here the plaintiff is a single party whose reliance was actually foreseen by the defendant. Indeed, the Court finds that the complaint more than adequately satisfies the particularity required by Fed.R.Civ.P. That section states: Privity of contract is clearly no defense in a fraud action. By implication, written misrepresentations are excluded. For a thorough treatment of the Fischer case, see Comment: Accountants' Liabilities to Third Parties Under Common Law and Federal Securities Law, 9 B.C.Ind. The chapter explores factors contributing to continued discrimination and prejudice (e.g., social dominance theory, binary thinking styles, internalized oppression and privilege, the role of beliefs and unconscious learning, cognitive neuroscience research on automatic activation of information processing, etc. The complaint rests on the theory that the plaintiff advanced funds to the defendant's client which upon the insolvency of the client became lost to the plaintiff. ); Duro Sportswear, Inc. v. Cogen, Sup., 131 N.Y.S.2d 20; Investment Corp. of Florida v. Buchman, Fla.App., 208 So.2d 291 (1968); O'Connor v. Ludlum, 92 F.2d 50; State St. Trust Co. v. Ernst, 278 N.Y. 104, 15 N.E.2d 416; Ultramares v. Touche Co., 255 N.Y. 170, 174 N.E. 171, 19 A. Ultramares v. Touche Co.. Should a genuine conflict exist between the general tort law of Rhode Island and the more specific and developed tort law of New York, then this Court would have first to ascertain what choice of law rule Rhode Island would adopt in the circumstances of this case, see footnote 4 supra; and would have second, to apply that rule. The defendant's motion is, therefore, denied. The Court, however, expressly acknowledged that as an intermediate appellate court it felt confined by the decision of the Florida Supreme Court in Sickler. 9-1-13. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case. Limitation of actions generally. On appeal from: South Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) (Pienaar AJ sitting as … The tentative drafts of the Restatement (Second) of Torts § 552 states the rule of law as follows: The same tentative draft includes the following hypothetical illustration of the above-stated rule of law: Restatement (Second) of Torts § 552, Comments and Explanatory Notes, 13-16, 23-25 (Tent. See Lynn v. Valentine, D.C., 19 F.R.D. No appellate court, English or American has even held an accountant liable in negligence to reliant parties not in privity. g. United States v. Simon (Continental Vending) Legal precedent or implication: 1 . 511; Side v. Thompson, Sup., 205 N.Y.S.2d 240. Eastland June 24, 1966) Brief Fact Summary. 159, 164. The issue as crystallized is, then, whether pecuniary loss wrought by reliance upon a fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation is either injury by spoken words or personal injury within the meaning of Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 14 of the Rhode Island General Laws, 1956. Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin, supra (where the accountant knew that he was preparing financial statements for the sole purpose of their being used by a single potential lender to his client, i.e., that this was the "very aim and purpose" of his accounting work); R.I. Hosp. — Actions for words spoken shall be commenced and sued within one (1) year next after the words spoken, and not after. See generally 34 Am.Jur. In fact, the corporation was insolvent. 244, 5 L.R.A. Thus, Rusch Factors Inc. v. Levin stopped short of holding accountants liable to all reasonable foreseeable third party investors on the basis of negligence. 164 (C.A.). _____ ORDER. App. If, then, there were a conflict between the law of Rhode Island, the place of the making of the misrepresentation by the defendant, and New York, the place of the plaintiff's reliance and consequent loss, it would be necessary for the Court to determine, under Rhode Island choice of laws principles, whether the law of Rhode Island or that of New York, relating to the scope of an accountant's responsibilities, should be applied. (d) the domicil, state of incorporation and place of business of the parties, (e) the situs of a tangible thing which is the subject of the transaction between the parties, and. 85 (D.R.I. In a subsequent law review article, Prof. Warren Seavey endorsed the Denning dissent. 436, 445 (1964); Seavey, Mr. Justice Cardozo and the Law of Torts, 52 Harv.L. 195, for the proposition that an accountant cannot be liable to reliant parties not in privity as long as the accountant's conduct is not fraudulent but only negligent. Table 4-6 Rosenblum Case -Rosenblum V. Adler (1983) 2 Terms. F rusch factors inc v levin 3 a landmark case in School DePaul University; Course Title ACC 547; Uploaded By hero1216. 9 (b). Since this is a question of first impression in Rhode Island it must be established by a process of informed conjecture *88 how the Rhode Island Supreme Court would rule if the issue were presented to it for determination. Actions for words spoken shall be commenced and sued within one (1) year next after the words spoken, and not after. If there were such a statute, this Court would be compelled to apply it. Facts of the Case: Fred Stern & Company had falsified their accounts and was actually insolvent. The Court determines, for the above stated reasons, that the plaintiff's complaint is sufficient in so far as it alleges fraud. A total of 245 MTB clinical isolates from patients with TB in six provinces and two municipalities in China were characterized based on gene mutations … Co., 313 U.S. 487, 61 S.Ct. 12(e). 511; Side v. Thompson, Sup., 205 N.Y.S.2d 240. 96. I1 See, e.g., Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin, 284 F. Supp. But there is no such conflict of laws. That would probably be New York, the place of the plaintiff's reliance and consequent loss. The Court stated at p. 610: What do we have in the case at bar? These rare cases and the possible role of infection in the development of Kleine-Levin syndrome suggest that genetic factors may cause some individuals to have a predisposition to developing the disorder. Subscribe to Justia's Free Newsletters featuring summaries of federal and state court opinions. If, as the defendant asserts, this action falls within Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 14 of the Rhode Island General Laws, 1956, the one-year statute of limitations for injuries by spoken words and two-year statute for injuries to the person, then the plaintiff is barred. AUDITOR’S LEGAL LIABILITY The auditor issued an unqualified opinion, indicating that the borrower was solvent when , in fact , it was insolvent. An intentionally misrepresenting accountant is liable to all those persons whom he should reasonably have foreseen would be injured by his misrepresentation. The defendant's motion to dismiss with respect to the statute of limitations is denied. NoHooks. Creating a unique profile web page containing interviews, posts, articles, as well as the cases you have appeared in, greatly enhances your digital presence on search engines such Google and Bing, resulting in increased client interest. After the corporation went into receivership, Rusch … First, liability should extend at least as far in fraud, an intentional tort, as it does in negligence cases resulting in personal injury or property damage. Foreseeable third parties are best described as . In fact, a recent decision in the United States District Court for the Southern District New York, Fischer v. Kletz, 266 F. Supp. The plaintiff relied upon. The same broad perimeter prevails if the misrepresenter's conduct is heedless enough to permit an inference of fraud. 657, 665, 673 (1959). The plaintiff relied upon *87 the statements and loaned the corporation a sum in excess of $337,000.00. However, unlike Ultramares which based liability on a consensual relationship, Rusch Factors Inc. v. Levin revitalized the "end andaim" concept of Glanzer v. Klaxon Co. v. Stentor Electric Mfg. Rhode Island's statutes of limitations do not conflict, under the facts of this case, with New York's statutes of limitations. Blanchet, Karl; Palmer, Jennifer; Palanchowke, Raju; Boggs, Dorothy; Jama, Ali; Girois, Susan; (2014) Advancing the application of systems thinking in health: analysing the contextual and social network factors influencing the use of sustainability indicators in a health system- … The aim of this study was to characterize rpoC gene mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and investigate the factors associated with rpoC mutations and the relation between rpoC mutations and tuberculosis (TB) transmission. Generally, actions for fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation resulting in pecuniary loss are classified as property damage actions because the injury consists in a diminution of the reliant party's estate. & Comm.L.Rev. [2] 9-1-14. Subsequently, the corporation went into receivership, and the plaintiff has been able to recover only a portion of the amount loaned to the corporation. The Glanzer principle also formed the predicate for Lord Denning's dissent in Candler v. Crane, Christmas & Co., [1951] 2 K.B. 137, 142-43 (1967). This is to be expected, given the concentration of population and hence the proliferation of legal activity in New York. Guaranty Trust Co. of New York v. York, 326 U.S. 99, 65 S. Ct. 1464, 89 L. Ed. Rusch Factors Inc.v. Rusch Factors loaned the company the money, suffered a subsequent loss and sued the auditor for damages. Clearly this is not an action for "words spoken." Second, the risk of loss for intentional wrongdoing should invariably be placed on the wrongdoer who caused the harm, rather than on the innocent victim of the harm. Join Facebook to connect with Russ Levin and others you may know. the court stated that liability would extend to an actually foreseen and limited class of persons that relied upon a negligent financial misrepresenta- tion. In late 1963 and early 1964 a Rhode Island corporation sought financing from the plaintiff. 276: In fact, the Glanzer principle has been applied to accountants. 137 (1967). The defendants negligently overvalued the company's assets in the balance sheet upon which the plaintiffs, creditors of the company, subsequently relied. [5] Should a genuine conflict exist between the general tort law of Rhode Island and the more specific and developed tort law of New York, then this Court would have first to ascertain what choice of law rule Rhode Island would adopt in the circumstances of this case, see footnote 4 supra; and would have second, to apply that rule. The Court, however, expressly acknowledged that as an intermediate appellate court it felt confined by the decision of the Florida Supreme Court in Sickler. Math. This Court decides that a Rhode Island court would perceive the absence of conflict between the two jurisdictions, both of which would, in a determination of the issues in the instant case, look to the entire Anglo-American body of law relating to the scope of a negligent or fraudulent misrepresenter's obligations. If there were such a conflict, then this Court would be compelled, Klaxon Co. v. Stentor Electric Mfg. Seavey, Candler v. Crane, Christmas Co., Negligent Misrepresentation by Accountants, 67 L.Q.Rev. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2003.10.014 Thus, this Court must look to the Rhode Island statutes of limitations.[1]. The Court stated at 233 N.Y. 329 -340 and 135 N.E. 1477, to decide, under Rhode Island choice of laws principles, whether New York's or Rhode Island's statutes of limitations should be applied. In so far as New York law would be applied under either the vested rights or the substantial contacts approach, and in so far as the New York Court of Appeals would most probably look to the whole corpus of Anglo-American case law and learned commentary in determining the scope of a negligent or fraudulent misrepresenter's obligations, the result reached where New York and Rhode Island laws are in conflict is not significantly different than the result reached where they are basically the same. According to the plaintiff's complaint in the instant case, the defendant knew that his certification was to be used for, and had as its very aim and purpose, the reliance of potential financiers of the Rhode Island corporation. For a thorough treatment of the Fischer case, see Comment: Accountants' Liabilities to Third Parties Under Common Law and Federal Securities Law, 9 B.C.Ind. CitationLevin v. Fisch, 404 S.W.2d 889, 1966 Tex. Compare § 9-1-13 of the Rhode Island General Laws with § 213(9) of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, as amended, 1966. (c) the place where the defendant made the representations. Since the above article was written, Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin (D.R.I., 1968), 284 F. Supp. The defendant's motions are hereby denied in their entirety. 1967), clearly weakens the authority of the Ultramares decision. In holding the defendant accountants free from liability for their negligence, Judge Cardozo stated at 255 N.Y. 178 and 174 N.E. Other. Arts and Humanities. [1] Rhode Island's statutes of limitations do not conflict, under the facts of this case, with New York's statutes of limitations. Comm.L.Rev. 657, 665, 673 (1959). The cases linked on your profile facilitate Casemine's artificial intelligence engine in recommending you to potential clients who might be interested in availing your services for similar matters. An intentionally misrepresenting accountant is liable to all those persons whom he should reasonably have foreseen would be injured by his misrepresentation. And in a 1963 decision, the House of Lords cast serious doubt upon the validity of the Candler majority decision by ruling that bankers who negligently misrepresented a company's credit standing to trade creditors should be liable in negligence since they knew the creditors would rely on the credit rating. 12(b)(6), on two grounds: (1) that the Rhode Island statute of limitations for personal injuries or injuries by spoken word, Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 14 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, bars the plaintiff's action; or (2) that the absence of privity of contract between the defendant accountant and the plaintiff reliant party is a complete defense. 1188. L’agriculture biologique est une méthode de production agricole qui exclut le recours à la plupart des produits chimiques de synthèse, utilisés notamment par l'agriculture industrielle et intensive depuis le début du XX e siècle, les organismes génétiquement modifiés par transgénèse [1], [note 1], et la conservation des cultures par irradiation. ; Vryenhoek v Powell N.O. Whether that portion of the statute should be read to include both libelous statements and oral misrepresentations is a question this Court need not determine. In this case, the CPA was found accountable for ordinary negligence to the third party who had not been specifically identified but the CPA was aware that the financial statements were to be used by … Limitation of actions for words spoken or personal injuries. NoHooks. 767 (1950). 1020, 85 L.Ed. Citation. This approach came about due to Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin. at 91. However, unlike Ultramares which based liability on a consensual relationship, Rusch Factors Inc. v. Levin revitalized the "end andaim" concept of Glanzer v. Shephard and applied it to accountants. Second, the risk of loss for intentional wrongdoing should invariably be placed on the wrongdoer who caused the harm, rather than on the innocent victim of the harm. There, the plaintiff was a member of an undefined, unlimited class of remote lenders and potential equity holders not actually foreseen but only foreseeable. 1968) As the Court noted, supra, a federal court whose jurisdiction is predicated upon diversity of citizenship must apply the substantive law of the state in which it sits. Rusch Factors v. Levin, supra, 284 F. Supp. Plaintiff alleges that a clause in her sister’s will should be construed as mandatory. This Court need not, however, hold that the Rhode Island Supreme Court would overrule the Ultramares decision, if presented the opportunity, for the case at bar is qualitatively distinguishable from Ultramares. Actions for injuries to the person shall be commenced and sued within two (2) years next after the cause of action shall accrue, and not after. If Rhode Island followed the vested rights principle of choice of laws, as some of its older cases indicate it would, e.g., O'Reilly v. New York New England R.R., 16 R.I. 388, 17 A. The recent decision of the Florida District Court of Appeals in Investment Corp. of Florida v. Buchman, 208 So.2d 291 (1968), does not dilute the strength of the previously considered authorities. 195, for the proposition that an accountant cannot be liable to reliant parties not in privity as long as the accountant's conduct is not fraudulent but only negligent. Draft No. Bruce M. Selya, Providence, R. I., for defendant. 164 (C.A. This approach came about due to Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin. In part 1 we had identified factors that predict the perception of mental illness stigma as stressful and therefore may render stigmatized individuals more vulnerable to stigma stress. Klaxon Co. v. Stentor Electric Mfg. The defendants negligently overvalued the company's assets in the balance sheet upon which the plaintiffs, creditors of the company, subsequently relied. Subsequently, the corporation went into receivership, and the plaintiff has been able to recover only a portion of the amount loaned to the corporation. ). The defendant accountant, Levin, prepared the statements which represented that the corporation was solvent when it was not. 1250 (1938). Moreover, in the estimation of this Court, the case is wrong in so far as it failed either to perceive or to give weight to the distinction between Ultramares and Glanzer. LEXIS 2468 (Tex. Co. v. Tompkins, With respect, then to the plaintiff's negligence theory, this Court. If there were a conflict this Court would have to predict what the Rhode Island Supreme Court would do if it had to decide this choice of laws question. See Comment, Accountants' Liability to Third Parties Under Common Law and Federal Securities Law, 9 B.C.Ind. In the alternative, the defendant has moved for a more definite statement pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 137, 142-43 (1967). Many are downloadable. In late 1963 and early 1964 a Rhode Island corporation sought financing from the plaintiff. Despite the invention of control measures like vaccines, infectious diseases remain part of human existence. Propofo1 2.5 … 1477. Multidrug-resistant … The Court therefore proceeds to a consideration of the case law relating to the scope of liability for fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation. The Glanzer principle also formed the predicate for Lord Denning's dissent in Candler v. Crane, Christmas Co., [1951] 2 K.B. [5] See Traynor, *90 Is This Conflict Really Necessary, 37 Texas L.Rev. Compensatory mutations, antibiotic resistance and the population genetics of adaptive evolution in bacteria. New York law relating to the scope of liability for intentional or negligent wrongdoing is grounded on the same theory of risk distribution as is Rhode Island law. Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64, 58 S.Ct. Co., 313 U.S. 487, 61 S. Ct. 1020, 85 L. Ed. For purposes of the Erie doctrine, the law relating to limitation of actions is substantive. The. 372, 400 (1939); Note, The Accountant's Liability For What and To Whom, 36 Iowa L.Rev. See generally P. Keeton, The Ambit of a Fraudulent Representor's [sic] Responsibility, 17 Texas L.Rev. Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin (1968) The courts in many states have followed the Restatement principle, including a court in Rhode Island in the leading case of Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin (1968). The plaintiff relied upon the statements and loaned the corporation a sum in excess of $337,000.00. In that case, the Court relied on the Ultramares decision and a decision relating to the limits of an abstractor of title's liability for negligent misrepresentation, Sickler v. Indian River Abstract and Guaranty Co., 142 Fla. 528, 195 So. The case involved the reliance of one party (the plaintiff) on the financial statements prepared by another (the defendant) in providing a third party, the defendant’s client, with a loan. 817, 82 L.Ed. Thus, this Court must look to the Rhode Island statutes of limitations. Nor is this action one for injuries to the person. The defendant's motion is, therefore, denied. If, however, as the plaintiff argues, this action falls within Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 13 of the Rhode Island General Laws, 1956, as amended, 1965, the six-year general statute of limitations for all injuries not otherwise specified, then the plaintiff is not barred. If, on the other hand, Rhode Island followed the more modern contacts and interest analysis approach to choice of laws, as enunciated in the tentative drafts of the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws, then § 379(c)(2) of the Restatement (Second) would be the applicable principle of law. United States District Court D. Rhode Island. Rev. Therefore, the applicable statute is Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 13 of Rhode Island General Laws, 1956, as amended, 1965, the general six-year statute of limitations. In that case, the Court held that accountants may have a common-law duty to disclose to the investing and lending public the discovery of misrepresentations in their already issued and circulated financial statements. Klaxon Co. v. Stentor Electric Mfg. change. Aquaculture 233, 405 – 422 (2004). In the alternative, the defendant has moved for a more definite statement pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 1188. Rusch requested certified financial statements from the corporation. But the basic theory is the same. 99, 100, 59 A.L.R. Indeed, the Court finds that the complaint more than adequately satifies the particularity required by Fed.R.Civ.P. The same broad perimeter prevails if the misrepresenter's conduct is heedless enough to permit an inference of fraud. V Rusch 1 , D Klimstra, E Venkatraman, P W Pisters, J Langenfeld, E Dmitrovsky. Seavey, Candler v. Crane, Christmas & Co., Negligent Misrepresentation by Accountants, 67 L.Q.Rev. Klaxon Co. v. Stentor Electric Mfg. Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin (1986) A common-law decision in which the auditors were found liable for ordinary negligence to a third party not specifically identified to the auditors, although the auditors were aware of the intended use of financial statements. Bruce M. Selya, Providence, R.I., for defendant. Before confirming, please ensure that you have thoroughly read and verified the judgment. With respect, then to the plaintiff's negligence theory, this Court *93 holds that an accountant should be liable in negligence for careless financial misrepresentations relied upon by actually foreseen and limited classes of persons. (f) the place where the plaintiff is to render performance under the contract which he has been induced to enter by the false representations of the defendant. When it turned out that the weigher had overweighed, and hence that the buyer had overpaid, the Court allowed the buyer to recover the difference from the misrepresenting weigher. 1 reference to Ryan v. Kanne, 170 N.W.2d 395 (Iowa 1969) Supreme Court of Iowa | Nov. 12, 1969 | Also cited by 73 other opinions 1 reference to Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin, 284 F. Supp. 441, 74 A.L.R. § 1332, commenced by the plaintiff, a New York commercial banking and factoring corporation, against the defendant, a resident of Rhode Island and a public accountant certified in accordance with Title 5, Chapter 3, Section 5 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended, 1962. See generally P. Keeton, The Ambit of a Fraudulent Representor's [sic] Responsibility, 17 Texas L.Rev. 719; Pendar v H. & B. American Machine Co., 35 R.I. 321, 87 A. New York law relating to the scope of liability for intentional or negligent wrong-doing is grounded on the same theory of risk distribution as is Rhode Island law. If, on the other hand, Rhode Island followed the more modern contacts and interest analysis approach to choice of laws, as enunciated in the tentative drafts of the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws, then § 379(c) (2) of the Restatement (Second) would be the applicable principle of law. 767 (1950). In that case, the Court held that accountants may have a common-law duty to disclose to the investing and lending public the discovery of misrepresentations in their already issued and circulated financial statements. This is to be expected, given the concentration of population and hence the proliferation of legal activity in New York. State St. Trust Co. v. Ernst, 278 N.Y. 104, 15 N.E.2d 416, 120 A.L.R. 372, 400 (1939); Note, The Accountant's Liability — For What and To Whom, 36 Iowa L.Rev. In Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin, 284 F. Supp. To measure the financial stability of the corporation the plaintif requested certified financial statements. Co., This Court need not, however, hold that the Rhode Island Supreme Court would overrule the, Restatement (Second) of Torts § 552, Comments and Explanatory Notes, 13-16, 23-25 (Tent. 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