Lockton Cos. LLC has reached a settlement with two former employees who left the brokerage to join BRP Group Inc., according to court documents.
Lockton had accused The former employees, Eric Brown and Andrew Douglas, are accused of violating their nondisclosure and nonsolicitation agreements when they agreed to join Tustin, Calif.-based Burnham WGB Insurance Solutions, a unit of BRP Group Inc., on July 21. Left the company suddenly. Lockton Company LLC-Pacific Series vs. Eric Brown and Andrew Douglas, Filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri on July 25. BRP was not named in the lawsuit.
A November 30 court order in the case said the plaintiffs and defendants “have agreed in principle to a settlement that will resolve all pending claims in this case” and “are working diligently to finalize the terms of the settlement.” Are working.”
This filing was in response to an order issued by the court on November 26, which stated that Lockton must show cause by November 30 why the case should not be dismissed for “failure to timely provide proof of service”.
On December 4, the court ordered the parties to file a stipulation of dismissal or a joint status report within 30 days.
Mr. Brown and Mr. Douglas argued in their own lawsuit, filed in state court in Santa Ana, California, that they should not be subject to Missouri law. That case was dismissed after a settlement notification was filed in the court on October 5.
A spokesman for Lockton said in a statement that the company does not comment on legal matters, and lawyers for Mr. Brown and Mr. Douglas did not respond to requests for comment.
Two California The anti-compete laws, set to take effect in 2024, cement the state’s position as the most aggressive in discouraging non-compete agreements, leaving employers facing enforcement challenges.