Game Maker Says Eckert Seamans Can't Represent Rival

By Dorothy Atkins (March 25, 2020, 4:57 PM EDT) -- A Georgia-based game machine maker asked a Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday to block its onetime law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC from representing its rival, arguing the legal attacks the firm has leveled since jumping ship to counsel the rival are "a clear breach of its fiduciary duty."

In a 24-page memorandum supporting a preliminary injunction, Pace-O-Matic Inc. argued that the Pittsburgh-based law firm has a conflict of interest in representing its rival, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. — which does business as Parx Casino — and that Pace-O-Matic's business will be irreparably harmed if it continues.

"Eckert's conflict affects the entire firm...

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