US based Alliant Insurance Services has received a complimentary ruling by the New York State Supreme Court against contempt claims filed by Aon, the provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage.
The court had confirmed that the preliminary injunction had lessened the scope of a previous temporary restraining order as Aon had failed to provide clear and convincing evidence that Alliant has disobeyed the order.
Alliant lead counsel and Weil, Gotshal & Manges Employment Litigation practice Chair Jeffrey Klein pleased with the decision said that the Court has rejected Aon’s efforts to improperly expand the injunction beyond what Justice Fried previously ruled.
"Today’s ruling helps to clarify the limited scope of the injunction and will hopefully correct some of the confusion in the marketplace. This is an important and positive development, and we will continue to defend our client against Aon," Klein said.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Bernard Fried also said that the narrowed preliminary injunction, which confirms that Alliant’s California-based producers were not covered by the injunction and was only one employee of Alliant who earlier worked for Aon Northeast and had a restrictive covenant resigned in June 2011.