AmeriPath Inc. jettisons D&T; names E&Y as successor: Laboratory management concern AmeriPath has dismissed Big Five firm Deloitte & Touche as its external auditor and named rival Ernst & Young as its successor, effective immediately.

According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, AmeriPath said that there were no disagreements between itself and Deloitte and did not disclose a reason for the auditor change.

May Department Stores dumps Andersen: Retail chain May Department Stores has replaced long-time auditor Andersen with Big Five rival Deloitte & Touche, according to an 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Andersen had served as auditor for the concern since 1966. May did not report any disagreements with Andersen during the period in which it served as auditor.

Halliburton ends 50-year relationship with AA: Ending a 50-year client-auditor relationship, Halliburton canned Andersen as its 2002 auditor and named Big Five rival KPMG as its successor.

Halliburton’s internal audit committee had unanimously recommended that the company change auditors.

Meanwhile, high-tech concern Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. hired Deloitte & Touche LLP as its external auditor, effective immediately, according to a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Innovative Solutions, is a supplier of flight information computers, electronic displays and monitoring systems. It has dismissed Andersen as its auditor last month.

Identification products manufacturer Paxar Corp. named Big Five firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as its external auditor, effective immediately, according to an 8-K document.

Paxar, which had adopted a plan for auditor rotation every seven years, dismissed Andersen several months ago. Andersen had served as auditor for more than seven years.

Form 8-K filings

Action Performance Companies Inc. (Phoenix), from Andersen to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. (Springdale, Ark.), from Andersen to Tullius Taylor Sartain & Sartain.

Advanced Remote Communications Solution (San Diego), from KPMG to Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein.

Amrep Corp. (New York), from Andersen to McGladrey & Pullen.

Asian Star Development (Kowloon, Hong Kong), from PricewaterhouseCoopers to Cacciamatta Accountancy Corp.

Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), from Andersen to KPMG.

Chiron Corp. (Emeryville, Calif.), from KPMG to Ernst & Young.

Delhaize America Inc. (Salisbury, N.C.), from PricewaterhouseCoopers to Deloitte & Touche.

Delta Air Lines Inc. (Atlanta), from Andersen to Deloitte & Touche.

Documentum Inc. (Pleasanton, Calif.), from Andersen to KPMG.

Echelon Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), from Andersen to KPMG.

Dynegy Inc. (Houston), from Andersen to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

FBR Asset Investment Corp. (Arlington, Va.), from Andersen to KPMG.

GeneralTelephony.com Inc. (Houston), from G. Brad Beckstead to Corso.

Integrated Spatial Information Systems (Parker, Colo.), from BDO Seidman to Grant Thornton.

KIK Technology International Inc. (Oceanside, Calif.), from Rogelio G. Castro to Horwath Gelfond Hochstadt Pangburn.

Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. (Grand Rapids, Mich.), from BDO Seidman to Deloitte & Touche.

Lotus Pacific Inc. (Irvine, Calif.), from Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co. to Hein + Associates.

Northeast Utilities (West Springfield, Mass.), from Andersen to Deloitte & Touche.

Perceptron Inc. (Plymouth, Mich.), from PricewaterhouseCoopers to Grant Thornton.

Polaris Industries Inc. (Medina, Minn.), from Andersen to Ernst & Young.

Prime Holdings and Investments Inc. (Las Vegas), from David Coffey to Evancic Perrault Robinson.

Riggs National Corp. (Washington, D.C.), from Andersen to KPMG.

TheStreet.com Inc. (New York), from Andersen to Ernst & Young.

Tularik Inc. (San Francisco), from Ernst & Young to Pricewaterhouse-

Coopers.

Waste Management Inc. (Houston), from Andersen to Ernst & Young.

World Fuel Services Corp. (Miami Springs, Fla.), from Andersen to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Wyeth (Madison, N.J.), from Andersen to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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