Eimer Stahl attorneys represented several insurers in the In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, an alleged nationwide class action brought under federal antitrust and RICO statutes, as well as various state antitrust statutes and state common law. The matter also includes numerous "tag along" actions consolidated for pretrial proceedings by the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation. The case alleges conspiracies among insurance brokers and property and casualty insurers to allocate markets and customers for commercial insurance in addition to various state law violations. It alleges a nationwide class of unprecedented scope and involves complex issues concerning the nature of relationships among insurance brokers, policyholders, and insurance companies. Several rounds of motions to dismiss and several years of discovery took place (with more than 60 million documents produced and hundreds of depositions taken). After the plaintiffs’ third amendment of the complaint and their supplemental statements of particularity, the court dismissed all federal antitrust and RICO claims with prejudice. The court also granted our client’s individual motion to dismiss. The dismissal orders are currently on appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
- In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- New Cingular Wireless Headquarters, LLC v. Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Henley Management Company, et al. v. Marsh, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Sears, Roebuck & Co., et al. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- RSR Corp. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., et al., 298th Judicial District of Dallas County, Texas.