Chicago (March 12, 2003) -- The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned the Georgia Court of Appeals and struck down a $44 million damages award against BDO Seidman.The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the trial court erred in its instructions to the jury, resulting in an inappropriate award. It ordered a new trial to determine proper damages, if any, in Mindis Acquisition Corporation v. BDO Seidman.

Denis Field, chairman and chief executive officer, said that BDO is preparing for a new trial "in which we will prove that Mindis Acquisition Corporation suffered no damages at all."

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