Atlanta – Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has joined the ranks several other major Atlanta businesses and has cut Arthur Andersen as the its independent public accountants.
Equifax said Ernst & Young LLP will replace Andersen.
To date, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., SunTrust Banks Inc., ChoicePoint, NDCHealth Corp. and Southern Co. have cut ties with Andersen. Crawford & Co. and Certegy Inc., an Equifax spin-off, have reopened bidding to other firms. The American Cancer Society and Mirant Corp. are considering dropping Andersen.