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• If the litigation involves a member of the audit team, removing thatindividual from the
audit team; or • Having a professional review the work performed. If such safeguards do not reduce the threats to an acceptable level, the onlyappropriate action is
to withdraw from, or decline, the audit engagement.
Paragraphs 290.232 to 290.499 are intentionally left blank. SECTION 290 Reports that Include a Restriction on Use and Distribution
290.500 The independence requirements in Section 290 apply to all auditengagements. However, in
certain circumstances involving auditengagements where the report includes a restriction on use
and distribution,and provided the conditions described in paragraphs 290.501 to 290.502
aremet, the independence requirements in this section may be modified asprovided in
paragraphs 290.505 to 290.514. These paragraphs are onlyapplicable to an audit engagement on
special purpose financial statements(a) that is intended to provide a conclusion in positive or
negative form thatthe financial statements are prepared in all material respects, in
accordancewith the applicable financial reporting framework, including, in the case ofa fair
presentation framework, that the financial statements give a true andfair view or are presented
fairly, in all material respects, in accordance withthe applicable financial reporting framework,
and (b) where the audit reportincludes a restriction on use and distribution. The modifications
are notpermitted in the case of an audit of financial statements required by law orregulation.
290.501 The modifications to the requirements of Section 290 are permitted if theintended users of the
report (a) are knowledgeable as to the purpose andlimitations of the report, and (b) explicitly
agree to the application of themodified independence requirements. Knowledge as to the
84 purpose andlimitations of the report may be obtained by the intended users through
theirparticipation, either directly or indirectly through their representative whohas the authority
to act for the intended users,...
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