15-32 An audit client is being sued for $500,000 for discriminatory hiring practices

15-32 An audit client is being sued for $500,000 for discriminatory hiring practices.

Required
Indicate the appropriate action the auditor should take for each of the following independent responses to the letter of audit inquiry:
a. The lawyer stated that the client had a “meritorious defense.”
b. The lawyer stated that there is only a remote chance that the client will lose. The client did not accrue any contingent loss or disclose this situation.
c. The lawyer stated that the client will probably lose, and the amount of loss could be anywhere between $250,000 and $500,000, with no amount within that range being more likely than another. The client disclosed this situation but did not accrue a loss.
d. The lawyer stated that there is a reasonable possibility that the client will lose. The client disclosed this situation but did not accrue a loss.
e. The lawyer stated that the client will probably lose between $250,000 and $500,000, but most likely will lose $400,000. The client accrued a $250,000 contingent loss and disclosed the situation.

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