A suit filed by personal injury firm Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd against competitor William Schwitzer for allegedly paying “runners” to stake out a doctor’s office and bribe clients into switching firms was allowed to partially proceed to discovery.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice James D’Auguste, ruling on a motion to dismiss, said Monday that the Ginarte firm’s claims for tortious interference, defamation and civil conspiracy can advance against the Schwitzer firm and its co-defendants. However, other claims—for attorney deceit, unfair competition and racketeering, among other things—were cut from the case, as was the Schwitzer firm’s counterclaim for defamation.

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