This excerpt taken from the ALL DEF 14A filed Apr 2, 2007.
Retention of Outside Experts
The Audit Committee has the power to conduct or authorize special projects or investigations related to any matters brought to its attention with full access to all books, records, facilities and personnel of the Corporation as the Committee considers necessary to discharge its responsibilities. It has the authority, without seeking Board approval, to retain independent outside counsel, accountants or others to assist it with such projects, investigations or other matters in the conduct of its business. The Committee may seek advice from the Corporation's internal counsel or regular outside counsel and may also use the Corporation's internal auditors for such purposes. The Corporation shall provide for appropriate funding, as determined by the Audit Committee, for payment of compensation to any advisors employed by the Committee and payment of the Committee's ordinary administrative expenses in carrying out its duties.