Firms Told To Disclose Political Gifts In Diamond Foods Row

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday ordered Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP to disclose contributions made to the Democratic Attorneys General Association in a securities class action accusing Diamond Foods Inc. of making improper payments to walnut growers that doomed an acquisition of the Pringles brand.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled the plaintiffs’ firms must each submit a statement detailing any contributions made by the firms or any individual members to the Democratic group from January 2012 to the...
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