Marsh Accuses Krauter Of Poaching Employees

Law360, New York (May 6, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT) -- A unit of insurance and risk management firm Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. accused rival Krauter & Co. of poaching its insurance brokers in a breach of contract, trade secrets and unfair competition suit filed Thursday in New York state court.

Marsh USA Inc. claims that in March, Krauter hired former Marsh brokers Susan Horrell and Lisa Walker to work as vice presidents in its Dallas office, violating the women's noncompete agreements with Marsh. As a result of the alleged poaching, Krauter has "succeeded in diverting...
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