1. Do you believe Deloitte & Touche breached its fiduciary duty to Vertical Pharmaceuticals in this case? Why or why not?
2. Do you believe Deloitte was guilty of malpractice as alleged by Vertical? Use the discussion in this chapter to answer this question.
3. Do you think it was ethical for Deloitte to resign from the engagement only after being paid for services rendered without waiting for the results of the investigation and forensic audit that was conducted at Deloitte’s insistence?