A temporary stay has been granted in the legal compensation case involving accounting company KPMG and ex-employees facing tax fraud charges.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday granted KPMG’s request for a delay of an Oct. 17 trial date over whether it must advance legal fees to the ex-employees, pending a hearing by the circuit into KPMG’s appeal of Southern District of New York Judge Lewis Kaplan’s dismissal of the company’s motion to compel arbitration of the issue.

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