Under common law the CPAs who were negligent may mitigate some damages to a … (233 NY, at pp 238-239 [emphasis added]. Return of remittitur requested and, when returned, it will be amended by adding the following: "The dismissal of the cause of action based upon fraud is without prejudice to an application by plaintiffs to Supreme Court for leave to serve an amended complaint with regard to that cause of … CREDIT ALLIANCE CORP. V. ARTHUR ANDERSEN & CO. Accountants generally have been insulated from liability to third parties for negligent misrepresentation absent proof of con-tractual privity between the injured party and the accountant. Thank you in advance. Indeed, we referred to this court's holding in MacPherson v Buick Motor Co. (217 N.Y. 382) where it was decided that the manufacturer of a defective chattel — there an automobile — may be liable in negligence for the resulting injuries sustained by a user regardless of the absence of privity — a belated rejection of the doctrine of privity as applied to the facts in Winterbottom. In its affidavit in opposition to S & K's motion to dismiss, EAB elaborated (see, n 1, supra) with, inter alia, the following allegations: See also, e.g., the following where recovery was allowed despite the absence of privity: Haddon View Inv. Return of remittitur requested and, when returned, it will be amended by adding thereto the following: "The dismissal of the cause of action based upon fraud is without prejudice to an application by plaintiffs to Supreme Court for leave to serve an amended complaint with regard to that cause of action. Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Bank v Swartz, Bresenoff, Yavner & Jacobs (455 F.2d 847 [4th Cir]); Shatterproof Glass Corp. v James (466 S.W.2d 873 [Tex Civ App]); Ryan v Kanne (170 N.W.2d 395 [Iowa]); Rusch Factors v Levin (284 F.Supp. Credit Alliance Corp., a lending institution in New York, brought suit against Arthur Andersen & Co., who was the auditor of one of its borrowers. In reliance upon the inaccurately certified weight, the buyer purchased beans from the seller and, thereby, suffered a loss. While these criteria permit some flexibility in the application of the doctrine of privity to accountants' liability, they do not represent a departure from the principles articulated in Ultramares, Glanzer and White, but, rather, they are intended to preserve the wisdom and policy set forth therein. The Defendant in European Am. What landmark case was embraced by the court in the case of Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co.? & Loan Assn. "Unless we confine the operation of such contracts as this to the parties who entered into them", remarked Lord Abinger, "the most absurd and outrageous consequences, to which I can see no limit, would ensue." 340 [DC Neb]); Merit Ins. In 1978, Credit Alliance Corp. advised Smith that any future extensions of credit would require audited financial statements. Plaintiffs' complaint and affidavit1 allege that prior to 1978, plaintiffs had provided financing to L. B. Smith, Inc. of Virginia ("Smith"), a capital intensive enterprise that regularly required financing. Co. of Kansas, Inc, International Products Co. v. Erie R.R. Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co. By chrisrs in forum Torts Case Briefs Replies: 0 Last Post: 04-28-2011, 12:42 AM. The complaint further states that Andersen knew, should have known or was on notice that the certified statements were being shown to plaintiffs for such a purpose.2 It is also alleged that Andersen knew or recklessly disregarded facts which indicated that the 1977 and 1979 statements were misleading.3. EAB commenced this action in May 1983, seeking damages for those losses allegedly resulting from its reliance upon S & K's reports. Co. v Fox & Co. (493 S.W.2d 378 [Mo App]); Rhode Is. The [buyer's] use of the certificates was not an indirect or collateral consequence of the action of the weighers. Motion to amend remittitur granted. Smith, Inc. for many years. Strauhs & Kaye et al., Appellants. Before accountants may be held liable in negligence to noncontractual parties who rely to their detriment on inaccurate financial reports, certain prerequisites must be satisfied: (1) the accountants must have been aware that the financial reports were to be used for a particular purpose or purposes; (2) in the furtherance of which a known party or parties was intended to rely; and (3) there must have been some conduct on the part of the accountants linking them to that party or parties, which evinces the accountants' understanding of that party or parties' reliance. The court decided in this case that sufficient intimacy with which privity may be equated means that a third party can sue another’s accountants for negligence (at 115). Focus: HOPE (4,599 words) exact match in snippet view article find links to article AAA settlement in race-bias suit is $4.7-million. ), Several years subsequent to the decision in Ultramares, this court reiterated the requirement for a "contractual relationship or its equivalent" (State St. Trust Co. v Ernst, 278 N.Y. 104, 111), and more recently, in White v Guarente (43 N.Y.2d 356), such an equivalent was presented for our consideration. Read Case 51.1, Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co., and answer the question about the case on p. 807 in Business Law: Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, and International. While the allegations state that Smith sought to induce plaintiffs to extend credit, no claim is made that Andersen was being employed to prepare the reports with that particular purpose in mind. ), The critical distinctions between the two cases were highlighted in Ultramares, where we explained: "In Glanzer v. Shepard * * * [the certificate of weight], which was made out in duplicate, one copy to the seller and the other to the buyer, recites that it was made by order of the former for the use of the latter * * * Here was something more than the rendition of a service in the expectation that the one who ordered the certificate would use it thereafter in the operations of his business as occasion might require. A much less restrictive rule has been. In Credit Alliance, Defendant prepared form reports, which it gave to its clients. Indeed, between the time the complaint was filed and the submission of papers upon the motion to dismiss, Majestic Electro filed a petition in bankruptcy. Disputing the wisdom of extending the duty of care of accountants to anyone who might foreseeably rely upon their financial reports, Cardozo, speaking for this court, remarked: "If liability for negligence exists, a thoughtless slip or blunder, the failure to detect a theft or forgery beneath the cover of deceptive entries, may expose accountants to a liability in an indeterminate amount for an indeterminate time to an indeterminate class. We do not need to state the duty in terms of contract or of privity. (See, e.g., the following cases where the courts have applied the "general" or "predominant" rule and denied recovery to nonprivy reliant parties: Shofstall v Allied Van Lines (455 F.Supp. Co, Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co, Citizens State Bank v. Timm, Schmidt & Co, Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co., 65 N.Y.2d 536, 483 N.E.2d 110, 493 N.Y.S.2d 435, 1985 N.Y. LEXIS 15157 (N.Y. July 2, 1985). Credit Alliance Corporation et al., Respondents, From 1979 through 1982, S & K allegedly, inter alia, overstated Majestic Electro's inventory and accounts receivable, and failed to disclose the inadequacy of Majestic Electro's internal recordkeeping and inventory control. There, the accountants had contracted with a limited partnership to perform an audit and prepare the partnership's tax returns. 2. Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co. Ultramares v. Touche & Co. Ernst & Ernst v. Hochfelder. John W. McGrath and James L. Marketos for respondent in the second above-entitled action. Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co 1. Credit Alliance Corp v. Arthur Andersen & Co. (1985) A common-law decision establishing that auditors must demonstrate knowledge of reliance on the financial statements by a third party for a particular purpose to be held liable for ordinary negligence to that party. Read Case 51.1, Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co., and answer the question about the case on p. 807 in Business Law: Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, In Credit Alliance Corp. v Andersen & Co.: Order reversed, etc. Inasmuch as we believe that a relationship "so close as to approach that of privity" (255 NY, at pp 182-183) remains valid as the predicate for imposing liability upon accountants to noncontractual parties for the negligent preparation of financial reports, we restate and elaborate upon our adherence to that standard today. 1 . 1463, 1468 n. 1 (S.D.N.Y. Credit Alliance alleged the statements were inaccurate; In performing audits, Andersen was negligent and failed to conduct investigations in accordance with GAAS . 441, 444-48 (1931). Alabama law as to the professional liability of accountants was first set forth in Colonial Bank, supra, in which we adopted the standards set forth in Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co., 65 N.Y.2d 536, 483 N.E.2d 110, 493 N.Y.S.2d 435, order amended … Accordingly, in European American, we now affirm and answer the certified question in the affirmative. Robert L. King, John S. Kiernan and Charles W. Boand for appellant in the first above-entitled action. Knowles v. Iowa. Modifications have thus been applied to create a new requirement of ‘near privity’ in the case of Credit Alliance Corp v Arthur Andersen & Co (65 N.Y.2d 536, 493 N.Y.S.2d 435, 483 N.E.2d 110 (1985). Given the contract and the relation, the duty is imposed by law (cf. Court of Appeals of the State of New York. Arizona Restatement § 552 Standard Chartered PLC v. Price Waterhouse, 945 P.2d 317 (Ariz. Ct. App. The cause of action for fraud repeats the allegations for the negligence cause of action and merely adds a claim that Andersen recklessly disregarded facts which would have apprised it that its reports were misleading or that Andersen had actual knowledge that such was the case. 2d 110 (1985). Defendant, Arthur Andersen & Co. ("Andersen"), is a national accounting firm. To the extent that the holdings in those cases are predicated upon certain criteria — to wit, a particular purpose for the accountants' report, a known relying party, and some conduct on the part of the accountants linking them to that party — they are consonant with the principles reaffirmed in this decision. Similarly, in Coleco Indus. In Ryan v Kanne (170 N.W.2d 395 [Iowa]), the court rejected the accountants' contention that a strict privity doctrine governed accountants' liability for negligence. v. In a word, the service rendered by the defendant in Glanzer v. Shepard was primarily for the information of a third person, in effect, if not in name, a party to the contract, and only incidentally for that of the formal promisee." Expert Answer . Growing out of a contract, it has none the less an origin not exclusively contractual. Arthur Andersen & Co., Appellant. We are aware that the courts throughout this country are divided as to the continued validity of the holding in Ultramares. Steve Guengerich (978 words) exact match in snippet view article find links to article Texas office of the Management Information Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. VLEX-625122859 Read Case 51.1, Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co., and answer the question about the case on p. 807 in Business Law: Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, v. It is unambiguously claimed that the parties remained in direct communication, both orally and in writing, and, indeed, met together throughout the course of EAB's lending relationship with Majestic Electro, for the very purpose of discussing the latter's financial condition and EAB's need for S & K's evaluation. It was a consequence which, to the weighers' knowledge, was the end and aim of the transaction. Co. v Colao (603 F.2d 654 [7th Cir], cert denied 445 U.S. 1017); Coleco Indus. Under somewhat analogous facts, the court in Rusch Factors v Levin (284 F.Supp. Under common law, the CPAs who were negligent may mitigate some damages to a client by proving: Contributory negligence. Credit Alliance Corp. v Arthur Andersen & Co., 65 NY2d 536.) (Id., at p 181.) "near privity" approach was established in Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Company. Alaska Restatement § 522 Selden v. Burnett, 754 P. 2d 256 (Alaska 1988). ( Savings Bank v Ward, 100 US 195; Prudential Ins. The court stated that before the auditors may be held liable for ordinary negligence to a third party, the auditors must have knowledge of reliance on the financial statements by that party for a particular purpose, and some action by the auditors must indicate that knowledge. The court reasserted the test established in Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Company (65 NY2d 536), which held accountants are liable only if aware their financial reports will be used by a known third party for a particular purpose, their conduct links them in some way to that party and the conduct evidences understanding of the party's reliance. Kenneth J. Bialkin, Louis A. Craco, Deborah E. Cooper and J. Kelly Strader for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, amicus curiae in the first above-entitled action. (Cf. Plaintiff-corporations, shareholders in a cooperative serving the needs of supermarkets, were not clients of defendant, the cooperative's auditor, under N.J.S.A. Under common law the CPAs who were negligent may mitigate some damages to a client by proving: a. Contributory negligence b. A. 5936, 2007 WL 4267190, at *4-*5 (S.D.N.Y. On appeal, the Appellate Division unanimously reversed and reinstated the complaint in its entirety. Read Case 51.1, Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co., and answer the question about the case on p. 807 in Business Law: Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, (Id., at p 184.). [2] DED's complaint named as defendants Arthur Andersen & Co. (USA), Arthur Andersen & Co. (Republic of Ireland), and Arthur Andersen & Co. (United Kingdom). (See, Note, Auditor's Liability, 48 Alb L Rev 876, 880-885; Prosser and Keeton, Torts, at 668 [5th ed]; Bohlen, Fifty Years of Torts, 50 Harv L Rev 1225, 1232.). In the appeals we decide today, application of the foregoing principles presents little difficulty. When, in December 1982, a Majestic Electro subsidiary defaulted on its loan agreement, EAB caused the subsidiary's inventory, in which it had a security interest, to be liquidated. (Ultramares Corp. v Touche, supra, at p 179.) The court concluded that the "lack of strict privity" should not preclude a negligence claim against the accountants. In European American, the order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed, with costs, and the certified question answered in the affirmative. was aware that their financial statements would be used by outside creditors. The client, in turn, gave one to the plaintiff company. In concurrence, Baron Alderson added that (at p 115): "If we were to hold that the plaintiff could sue in such a case, there is no point at which such actions would stop. In Credit Alliance Corp. v. Andersen & Co. ("Credit Alliance "), plaintiffs are major financial service companies engaged primarily in financing the purchase of capital equipment through installment sales or leasing agreements. The rule set forth in Ultramares is still the law in New York: Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co. 483 N.E. Citation: 122 Misc.2d 1045, 471 N.Y.S.2d 938. By sharp contrast, the facts underlying Glanzer bespoke an affirmative assumption of a duty of care to a specific party, for a specific purpose, regardless of whether there was a contractual relationship. The rule set forth in Ultramares is still the law in New York: Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co. 483 N.E. Credit Alliance Corp., a lending institution in New York, brought suit against Arthur Andersen & Co., who was the auditor of one of its borrowers. A much less restrictive rule has been followed elsewhere: see, e.g., Rosenblum Inc. v. Adler 461 A. Restatement of Torts Approach. The only safe rule is to confine the right to recover to those who enter into the contract: if we go one step beyond that, there is no reason why we should not go fifty." Citation: 122 Misc.2d 1045, 471 N.Y.S.2d 938. Whether an accountant may be held liable, absent privity, to a third party who relies to his detriment on a negligently prepared financial statement? (Ultramares Corp. v Touche, supra, at pp 182-183 [emphasis added]. Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co. Facts: Arthur Andersen & Co., CPAs, prepared audited financial statements of L.B. (Ultramares Corp. v Touche, supra, at p 183.)9. Ultramares is still the law in New York: Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co. 483 N.E. The prerequisites for the cause of action in negligence, as well as in gross negligence, are fully satisfied. Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co. (1985) Procedure: Motion to amend remittitur granted. McCarthy v. Dun & Bradstreet Corp., 482 F.3d 184, 191 (2d Cir. The Appellate Division did not err in affirming the dismissal of Mandarin Trading Ltd.'s contract claims. 06 Civ. Because the allegations in plaintiffs' complaint and affidavit fail to set forth either a relationship of contractual privity with Andersen or a relationship sufficiently intimate to be equated with privity, the first cause of action should be dismissed. v Vosko (494 F.2d 713 [10th Cir] [plaintiff was unknown to the accountant]); Stephens Indus. Rosenblum v. Adler. Here was a case where the transmission of the certificate to another was not merely one possibility among many, but the `end and aim of the transaction,' as certain and immediate and deliberately willed as if a husband were to order a gown to be delivered to his wife, or a telegraph company, contracting with the sender of a message, were to telegraph it wrongly to the damage of the person expected to receive it * * * The intimacy of the resulting nexus is attested by the fact that after stating the case in terms of legal duty, we went on to point out that * * * we could reach the same result by stating it in terms of contract * * * The bond was so close as to approach that of privity, if not completely one with it. Moreover, it is alleged that S & K made repeated representations personally to representatives of EAB, on these occasions, concerning the value of Majestic Electro's assets. By Admin in forum Criminal Procedure Case Briefs Replies: 0 Last Post: 08-18-2009, 09:15 PM. From Winterbottom, the privity doctrine developed into a general rule prevailing well into the Twentieth Century. Beginning in 1979, and continuing thereafter at all relevant times, Majestic Electro retained defendant Strauhs & Kaye ("S & K"), an accounting partnership rendering services in this State, to audit its financial records in accordance with GAAS and to report its findings in conformity with GAAP. Plaintiffs' complaint and affidavit 1 Gold for appellants in the second above-entitled action. An unqualified opinion was given for all years. Trust Natl. a. Contributory negligence: Definition. These statements contained an auditor's report prepared by Andersen stating that it had examined the statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards ("GAAS") and found them to reflect fairly the financial position of Smith in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The plaintiff was allowed to recover because the Ultramares Rule was applied. Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co 1. In such circumstances, assumption of the task of weighing was the assumption of a duty to weigh carefully for the benefit of all whose conduct was to be governed. 275 [ED Pa]), the nonprivy parties who relied upon the financial statements had, in fact, chosen the accountants, explained to those accountants the role they were to play in the ongoing transactions, and had direct dealings with them. 4th 370, 834 P.2d 745 (Cal. Defendant, Arthur Andersen & Co. ("Andersen"), is a national accounting firm. See Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co., 65 N.Y.2d 536, 483 N.E.2d 110, 493 N.Y.S.2d 435, order amended by 66 N.Y.2d 812, 489 N.E.2d 249, 498 N.Y.S.2d 362 (1985). & Loan Assn. Held. This court, refusing to extend the accountants' liability for negligence to their client's lender, with whom they had no contractual privity, noted that the accountants had prepared a report on behalf of their client to be exhibited generally to "banks, creditors, stockholders, purchasers or sellers, according to the needs of the occasion". Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case. "[O]nly incidentally or collaterally" was it expected to assist those to whom the client "might exhibit it thereafter". Accordingly, in Credit Alliance, we now reverse and answer the certified question in the negative. (Id., at pp 179-180. Read Case 51.1, Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co., and answer the question about the case on p. 807 in Business Law: Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, In August 1981, plaintiffs commenced this suit for damages lost on its outstanding loans to Smith, claiming both negligence and fraud by Andersen in the preparation of its audit reports. I. There, it was observed, the accountant's own notes to the financial statements specifically identified plaintiff, recognizing it as a party in privy with the accountant's client, a principal creditor thereto, and responsible for the client's incorporation in the State. Guarente, 43 N.Y.2d 356 (1977), Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co., 65 N.Y.2d 536 (1985), and William Iselin & Co. v. Mann Judd Landau, 71 N.Y.2d 420 (1988). Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co. b. Rosenblum v. Adler c. Ernst & Ernst v. Hochfelder d. Escott v. BarChris Construction Corporation: Term. All this they admit. They knew that the beans had been sold, and that on the faith of their certificate payment would be made. (300 N.W.2d 281 [Iowa]); Seedkem, Inc. v Safranek (466 F.Supp. In Larsen v United Fed. The nature and purpose of the contract, to satisfy the requirement in the partnership agreement for an audit, made it clear that the accountants' services were obtained to benefit the members of the partnership who, like plaintiff, a limited partner, were necessarily dependent upon the audit to prepare their own tax returns. (Id., at p 309.). It cannot be gainsaid that the relationship thus created between the parties was the practical equivalent of privity. Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co 1. It did not reasonably know that those reports would be given to another party. Not only is it alleged, as in Credit Alliance, that the accountants knew the identity of the specific nonprivy party who would be relying upon the audit reports, but additionally, the complaint and affidavit here allege both the accountants' awareness of a particular purpose for their services and certain conduct on their part creating an unmistakable relationship with the reliant plaintiff. Court of Appeals of the State of New York.https://leagle.com/images/logo.png. CREDIT ALLIANCE CORP. V. ARTHUR ANDERSEN & CO. Accountants generally have been insulated from liability to third parties for negligent misrepresentation absent proof of con-tractual privity between the injured party and the accountant. Smith, Inc., for the years 1977 to 1979. 2d 504 Ala. 1994). These financial statements were prepared negligently, and failed to discover the precarious financial position of statements were In particular there was no mention of the plaintiff, a corporation doing business chiefly as a factor, which till then had never made advances to the [accountants' client], though it had sold merchandise in small amounts. Some courts continue to insist that a strict application of the privity requirement governs the law of accountants' liability except, perhaps, where special circumstances compel a different result. The relationship existing between the accountants and the nonprivy parties was found to be "`so close as to approach that of privity, if not completely one with it.'" Moreover, there is no allegation that Andersen had any direct dealings with plaintiffs, had specifically agreed with Smith to prepare the report for plaintiffs' use or according to plaintiffs' requirements, or had specifically agreed with Smith to provide plaintiffs with a copy or actually did so. Motion to amend remittitur granted. This approach states that the auditor has liability under ordinary negligence if the third party is known to be using the financial statements and there has been some sort of direct communication between the two parties. The doctrine of privity is said to have had its source in the classic enunciation of its rationale in Winterbottom v Wright (10 M & W 109, 152 Eng Rep 402).8 In that case, decided in 1842, the Court of Exchequer held that the defendant, who had failed to keep a mail coach in repair in violation of an agreement made with the purchaser, was not liable to another who suffered injuries while riding in the coach when it collapsed as a result of latent defects. In the seminal case of Ultramares Corp. v Touche (255 N.Y. 170), this court, speaking through the opinion of Chief Judge Cardozo more than 50 years ago, disallowed a cause of action in negligence against a public accounting firm for inaccurately prepared financial statements which were relied upon by a plaintiff having no contractual privity with the accountants. * In European Am., the court held that under its facts, the Defendant knew it was preparing reports that would be used to obtain credit, and they were liable to Plaintiff to the extent of their reliance. In Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co., the court formulated a three-part test that sets forth the criteria for determining when a privity relationship exists between a third party and an accountant. The conclusory statement of intent did not adequately plead sufficient details of scienter (see Credit Alliance Corp. v Arthur Andersen & Co., 65 NY2d 536, 554 [1985]). 2d 138 (1983); Citizens State Bank v. … EAB suffered substantial losses from the loans remaining unpaid. Later, in Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co., (34) the New York Court of Appeals reaffirmed Ultramares, but elaborated on its proper application. Smith, Inc., for the years 1977 to 1979. v Berman (423 F.Supp. 2007); Arista Records LLC v. Lime Group LLC, No. Dworman v Lee, 83 A.D.2d 507, affd 56 N.Y.2d 816; see also, Federation Chems. This is an appeal to the Court of Appeals of New York from two cases which both took on the issue of accountant liability to third parties for disclosures made in financial reporting. This court has subsequently reaffirmed its holding in Ultramares5 which has been, and continues to be, much discussed and analyzed by the commentators6 and by the courts of other jurisdictions.7 These appeals now provide us with the opportunity to reexamine and delineate the principles enunciated in both Ultramares and Glanzer. MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., 217 N.Y. 382, 390)." IV. Al-' See Ultramares Corp. v. Touche, 255 N.Y. 170, 179-89, 174 N.E. The "near privity" approach was established in Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Company. Judge Stewart found that there was "an issue of material fact as to whether defendants are part of one global partnership." Synopsis of Rule of Law. Explaining the imposition upon the weighers of a "noncontractual" duty of care to the buyer, this court held: "We think the law imposes a duty toward buyer as well as seller in the situation here disclosed. Warning As of: June 9, 2012 12:51 PM EDT Credit Alliance Corp. v. Arthur Andersen & Co. 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