K&L Gates Can't Nix $500M Malpractice Row In Pa. High Court

By Matt Fair (April 25, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a ruling reviving a $500 million malpractice suit accusing K&L Gates LLP of failing to uncover the criminal fraud that eventually brought down Le-Nature's Inc., allowing the case to proceed before a state judge.

The justices issued two orders rejecting petitions filed on behalf of K&L Gates and Pascarella & Wilker LLP, an auditor retained by the firm to assist as part of a 2003 investigation by Le-Nature's board into possible fraud by company executives, seeking review of a Superior Court decision that found sufficient evidence existed to establish an attorney-client relationship...

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