An auditor was sued for and found guilty of ordinary negligence.
For each of the following situations, indicate the likelihood the plaintiff would win if the plaintiff is:
a. A financial institution that was known to the auditor as the primary beneficiary of the audit, suing under common law
b. A stockholder suing under common law
c. A financial institution that was unknown to the auditor loaned money to the client based on the audit financial statements, but the auditor knew only that the client would use the statements to obtain a loan from some financial institution. The plaintiff is suing under common law
d. An investor suing under the 1934 Act.
e. An investor suing under the 1933 Act.