Chartwell Wants Rival's Discovery Halted In Fla. Office Row

Law360, Philadelphia (February 13, 2013, 4:08 PM EST) -- Philadelphia-based firm The Chartwell Law Offices asked a Pennsylvania state court judge Monday to prevent local rival Swartz Campbell LLC from beginning discovery in a dispute over Chartwell’s alleged poaching of employees and takeover of Swartz Campbell’s operations in Fort Myers, Fla.

Chartwell contended in Monday’s filings that discovery should be stayed until the resolution of the firm’s preliminary objections. Chartwell also denounced efforts by Swartz Campbell to seek sanctions for delaying discovery, arguing that the firm lacks the right to do so.

“Plaintiff’s discovery requests...
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