The national attorney recruitment firm Major, Lindsey & Africa on Friday said it was dropping a lawsuit alleging a former partner who jumped to rival MLegal Group violated the terms of a noncompete provision in her employment agreement.

Lawyers for MLegal and the former Major Lindsey partner, Lauren Drake, indicated earlier this month the parties reached a settlement that would take effect Friday. Major Lindsey’s lawyers at the management-side firm Littler Mendelson filed papers Friday afternoon dismissing the case with prejudice. A hearing had been scheduled for early December.

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