Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. sued Alliant Insurance Services Inc. and other defendants in August, accusing them of conspiring with their former employees to steal confidential information and trade secrets.
The trial prosecuted it in a mass resignation coordinated by Newport Beach, California-based Alliant and other defendants, leaving more than 10 employees Gallagher for a period of five days without prior notice and immediately began working for Alliant, which led to almost 50 Gallagher customers resigned at that time. The story of Gallagher's trial was the 10th most read story on Business Insurance 's website 2020.
About a month later, Gallagher sued Alliant again, this time also naming Alliant's private equity support. The extensive lawsuit, filed in the Delaware State Court, alleges that Alliant had targeted 39 Gallagher employees and had taken on more than 80 of its clients in an illegal staff poaching system. forum shopping and judge shopping ”in the state trial in Delaware and argues that the case should be moved to federal court in Delaware. It also claimed that its private equity owner, Stone Point Capital LLC, would be dropped from the dispute between the brokers.