TOP NEWS Trades More Spars With Former Audit Firm

Salt Lake City-based has ramped up its public spat with former Grant Thornton, its former auditing firm, issuing a rebuttal to a letter send by Grant Thornton to the SEC released yesterday. Thornton, in an unusual move, released a letter sent to the SEC, outlined a number of auditing disagreements with, including pointing on potential "material" changes in its March 31, 2009 and June 30, 2009 results. Late Tuesday evening, released a point-by-point rebuttal from Chairman and CEO Patrick Byrne. In that lengthy rebuttal, calls at least one of Grant Thornton's statements "a falsehood", that statements were "incorrect," and that it was "surprised" by "inconsistencies and inaccurate statements" in the letter. also said the letter was "proof" that the firm's audit committee made the correct decision to dismiss Grant Thornton.