Le-Nature's Adds K&L Partner To $500M Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (January 12, 2010, 12:55 PM EST) -- The trustee for bankrupt Le-Nature's Inc. has filed an amended complaint in his malpractice suit alleging K&L Gates LLP ignored evidence of fraud and misconduct at the water bottler, adding K&L partner Sanford Ferguson for allegedly performing an anemic investigation into such accusations against the company's CEO.

Ferguson ignored evidence that Le-Nature's founder Gregory Podlucky committed fraud and forgery allowing him to lift $500 million from the beverage maker, according to U.S. Trustee Marc S. Kirschner's amended complaint in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas....
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