August 25, 2014 / 6:42 PM / 3 years ago

HP to sue Deloitte unit over Autonomy merger: lawyer

A visitor takes a photo with a tablet in front of a Hewlett-Packard (HP) stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27, 2014.Albert Gea

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard plans to sue the British unit of Deloitte over its role in auditing Autonomy Plc, the software company HP acquired but later accused of inflating financial figures, a lawyer for the U.S. company said in court on Monday.

HP had previously disclosed its intention to pursue claims against Autonomy executives, including former chief executive Michael Lynch, in connection with the sale.

Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli

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