The years-long court proceedings involving alleged accounting fraud and the ultimate liquidation of beverage maker Le-Nature’s Inc. now includes Pittsburgh law firm K&L Gates.

The trustee of Le-Nature’s has sued the firm, partner Sanford B. Ferguson and accounting firm Pascarella & Wiker in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court for their alleged “stunning failure” to detect fraud in the company during an internal investigation they were hired to undertake three years before the collapse of Le-Nature’s, according to the complaint in Kirschner v. K&L Gates.

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