CHICAGO-Grubb & Ellis has filed a lawsuit in US District Court, Northern Illinois against former executive Shawn Mobley, and his new employer, Cushman & Wakefield. The suit accuses Mobley, former president of brokerage services for Grubb here, of encouraging the defection of a number of its employees around the time that Mobley resigned on June 9.

The case is before Judge Joan Gottschall. Grubb is represented by Ross Bricker with Jenner & Block. There is not yet an attorney listed for Mobley or Cushman. A Cushman spokesman tells that the company is not making any comment at this time about the case, and he would not confirm an attorney for the company.

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