Chartwell Denies Attorney Poaching After Mediation Fails

Law360, Philadelphia (October 16, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT) -- After mediation efforts fell through, Philadelphia-based Chartwell Law Offices LLP on Friday hit back in Pennsylvania state court at Swartz Campbell LLC’s claims that it poached lawyers under employment contracts and hijacked Swartz Campbell’s offices in Florida.

The case had been stayed for nearly six months while the parties sought to resolve the dispute before Chartwell followed the late September lifting of the stay with an answer to Schwartz Campbell’s complaint that denied most of its rival’s allegations.

Swartz Campbell launched its suit against Chartwell in 2012,...
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