A legal recruiter sued by a lawyer she recruited has filed an answer (pdf) that denies all the suit’s allegations and states the pair “never entered into any agreements that imposed obligations on all parties.”

The July 21 Defendants’ Original Answer in Chris L. Gilbert v. Diane Caldwell, individually, and Caldwell & Associates Inc. asks Dallas County Court-at-Law No. 1 to deny the plaintiff’s claims, dismiss the suit and award the defendants attorney fees. “She’s been in this business 30 years, and she’s never once had an issue, and she’s really flabbergasted these allegations are being made,” says Julie Heath, a partner in Farrow-Gillespie & Heath in Dallas who represents both defendants. Heath adds that Caldwell “cannot wait for the day she can make absolutely clear all this stuff he contends she did wrongfully is just not true.”