Freeborn Secures New Victory for Brown & Brown Insurance over Competitor’s Restrictive Covenants Violations

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce the latest in a string of victories for its client Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), an independent insurance intermediary, against AssuredPartners Inc. (AP) in a lawsuit over violations of the restrictive covenants of former Brown & Brown employees hired by AP. 

On Tuesday, Judge Christopher France of the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Volusia County, Fla., issued an order granting Brown & Brown’s motion for issuance of an order for the defendants to show cause why they should not be held in contempt for their repeated violations of the Court’s temporary injunction issued against AP on Oct. 24, 2016. The hearing for the defendants to demonstrate why they should not be held in contempt of Court is set for March 2. 

“This new Court order is a significant next step in ensuring that Brown & Brown’s restrictive covenants continue to be valid and enforceable for protecting Brown & Brown’s legitimate business interests in those covenants,” Freeborn Partner Michael Kelly said. “We have provided the Court with evidence of the defendants’ blatant disregard for its order and continuing violations of the restrictive covenants. The Court has acknowledged that evidence, and now the defendants must appear before the Court and show cause and present evidence on why the Court should not hold them in contempt for their repeated violations.”

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