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Suit Claims Competitors Lured Away Legal Clients With Payments From ‘Briefcase Full of Cash’

By on November 7, 2018 in Law Firm Management, Litigation-Business

The ABA Journal reports that a $30 million lawsuit alleges a personal injury firm had its clients stolen by two competitors who sent case runners to a pain clinic where they enticed the patients to switch firms.

Reporter Debra Cassens Weiss writes: “The law firm Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, with offices in New York and New Jersey, alleges its clients were lured away with promises of payments of about $2,000 or $3,000, which were paid from a ‘briefcase full of cash’ by lawyer William Schwitzer.

The suit names Schwitzer and his firm, William Schwitzer & Associates in New York City, as defendants, along with some other lawyers associated with the firm.

Read the ABA Journal article.