K&L Gates Malpractice Suit Over Le-Nature's Scam Revived

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday revived the Le-Nature's Inc. liquidating trustee's $500 million malpractice suit against law firm K&L Gates LLP for failing to uncover during its internal investigation the massive fraud that brought the company down and landed its CEO in prison.

The appeals court held that the trial court was wrong when it said there had been no attorney-client relationship between Le-Nature's, K&L Gates and accounting firm Pascarella & Wiker LLP, also a defendant in the case. The trial court also erred in...
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