Parmalat CEO Takes Grant Thornton Suit To 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 1:21 PM EDT) -- The CEO of Parmalat SpA has appealed a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that auditing firm Grant Thornton International helped Parmalat insiders orchestrate a massive securities fraud that ultimately led to the Italian dairy giant's 2003 bankruptcy.

Enrico Bondi filed a notice Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that he would appeal the dismissal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

"We were disappointed in the decision and think it's erroneous," Peter Calamari, an...
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