Swartz Campbell Sues Rival Firm Over Loss Of Fla. Office

Law360, Philadelphia (September 12, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Philadelphia-based law firm Swartz Campbell LLC has sued local rival The Chartwell Law Offices LLP in state court, alleging in a complaint filed Monday that Chartwell improperly poached employees, including one still bound to Swartz by a partnership agreement, and took over the firm's operations in Fort Myers, Fla.

Swartz Campbell contended a former partner of the firm, James Myers, violated the partnership agreement when he shuttered a profitable Fort Myers office and immediately began an affiliation with Chartwell. Swartz Campbell is suing Chartwell on multiple...
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