The head of a team of lawyers assigned with liquidating assets of failed Yamaichi Securities Co. hinted Thursday that they may sue the brokerage’s former auditor, Chuo Audit Corp.

Attorney Hideki Matsushima, a court-appointed bankruptcy administrator for Yamaichi, told a news conference that he “personally doubts whether he can ignore” the responsibility of the auditing firm after examining reports filed by Yamaichi’s internal committees and outside experts.

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