The bitter court battle to dissolve Buffalo-based firm Cellino & Barnes continues amid allegations that one of the name partners at the personal injury firm solicited an employee of a competitor to “hack” and “steal proprietary information.”

In an affidavit filed last week in Erie County Supreme Court, Stephen Barnes claims that partner Ross Cellino contacted a former Cellino & Barnes employee in charge of social media for the firm who now works for a “major competitor” to “steal proprietary information and transfer said information to his new ‘Cellino & Cellino’ firm website.” No further details about the alleged hacking were provided in the affidavit.

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