Aon Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Former Exec, Now at Alliant

By | December 28, 2011

A New York court granted Aon Risk Services Northeast a preliminary injunction involving its former executive.

Last week, the Supreme Court of the State of New York said it is temporarily barring Michael Cusack, the former Aon executive who is now with Alliant Insurance Services, and his current employer Alliant from purportedly taking customers and employees away from Aon.

Aon sued Cusack last summer, alleging that the executive breached a noncompete agreement by going to work for a rival insurance broker and taking trade secrets when he left. Cusack was a senior executive for Aon Construction Services Group before joining Alliant.

According to Aon’s legal complaint, Cusack also allegedly helped recruit some 40 other Aon employees, including several senior executives, to join Alliant’s new construction services group.

According to the lawsuit, Aon alleges that “After weeks of planning, while still employed by Aon, Cusack, a former senior executive and managing director of Aon, along with Peter Arkley, the former chief executive officer of Aon CSG, and other senior executives, abruptly resigned on June 13, 2011 to join Alliant, and 15 Aon clients moved their business to Alliant. That same day, 38 Aon CSG employees left to join Alliant.”

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