Attorney Kyle Ridgeway and his client, Wyoming Financial Insurance, Inc. were recently granted total summary judgment in federal court, before the case even went to trial.
USI Insurance Services LLC. recently sued Wyoming Financial Insurance and their employee, an insurance broker who previously worked for USI and now worked for WFI. The former employee was represented by Amanda Esch at Davis & Cannon, LLP. USI maintained that our client had breached a previous non-solicitation contract, and had interfered with their contract with their former employee.
When our client left USI Insurance, he was still able to work in the insurance industry, but he could not solicit former clients for two years.
During the previous months, four of his former clients moved their business to Wyoming Financial Insurance, but the reasoning was not because the former USI employee approached them. They instead wanted to do business with other folks they knew at WFI, and to keep their business local and Wyoming based.
Throughout the proceedings, our attorneys proved WFI’s employee did nothing wrong, and that WFI landed these clients through legitimate market competition.
Our team litigated the case and went through about 20,000 pages of discovery and many depositions.
Our attorneys filed for and were granted a summary judgment by the Honorable Nancy D. Freudenthal, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Federal Judge Freudenthal threw out the case before it even went to trial, maintaining that neither our client nor their employee, had done anything wrong.
While the case is being appealed by USI, we are proud that we were able to win this case before it even went to trial.