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CEO of Gallagher’s UK Broker/Underwriting Unit Apologizes for ‘Insensitive Comments’

Simon Matson, CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting business, has apologized for “insensitive comments” made when former employees left Gallagher-owned Alesco to join Ardonagh Group. Comments made by Matson and other Alesco executives came to light when …

Broker Gallagher Loses $12.8M Poaching Lawsuit in London Against Ardonagh

Insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher Group lost a 10 million-pound ($12.8 million) lawsuit against rival Ardonagh Group Ltd. in a case highlighted by racially charged comments that put a spotlight on the cutthroat world of London insurers. Judge Clive Freedman …

Judge Restrains 3 Former Guy Carpenter Execs Who Moved to Lockton Global Re

A federal judge in New York has granted reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter’s request for a temporary restraining order against three former executives who moved to competitor Lockton in March. The TRO blocks the three executives from directly or indirectly soliciting …

Marsh/JLT Suit Against Competitor NFP Alleges Poaching of 13 Employees

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Specialty Insurance Service (JLT), which became a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan on April 1, is suing a competitor insurance brokerage for allegedly poaching 13 former JLT employees. JLT is also separately suing four of the 13 …

‘Poaching’ Suits Like Aon v. Alliant: Nothing Personal, Just Routine Business

An ongoing legal battle between two large national insurance brokerage firms over employee poaching is a byproduct of a hazard faced in the financial services industries where relationships and knowledge of business practices are premium assets, experts say. A jury …

Alliant Handed Victory over Aon in 1 of 3 ‘Poaching’ Suits

A jury in Fresno, Calif. has ruled against Aon Corp. in yet another poaching lawsuit that involves the U.K. brokerage and rival Alliant Insurance Services. The jury rejected every claim by Aon levied against Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant and 10 …

N.Y. Court Grants Injunction in Aon, Alliant Employee Poaching Case

A New York court last week granted a new injunction in the ongoing legal fight between Aon and Alliant Insurance Services over alleged poaching of senior executives. The Supreme Court of the State of New York enjoined Peter Arkley — …

N.Y. Judge: Aon’s Poaching Suit Against Alliant Can Proceed

A New York court ruled last week that Aon Risk Services Northeast can proceed with its lawsuit against California-based Alliant Insurance Services involving employment covenants. Aon alleged that several of its former executives who now work for Alliant had conspired …

Alliant Gets Favorable California Rulings in Aon Litigation

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant Insurance Services got favorable rulings from a U.S. District Court in California in its litigation against Aon Corp. and its subsidiaries. In June 2011, Alliant joined with former Aon employees Peter Arkley, Ken Caldwell and Michael …

Aon Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Former Exec, Now at Alliant

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 …