KBS&P and McCann Erickson settle poaching allegations out of court

LONDON - McCann Erickson and Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners have resolved a legal dispute, following allegations by McCann that KBS&P poached some of its key talent and conspired to wrestle some of its major accounts.

McCann Erickson: out of court settlement with KBS and P
McCann Erickson: out of court settlement with KBS and P

McCann alleged president and chief executive Lori Senecal met with Miles Nadal, the chairman of KSB&P's parent company MDC, "on an almost daily basis" to discuss which clients and key employees she could take with her, before taking the helm at KBS&P.

KBS&P has now settled with McCann, avoiding dragging the allegations into court.

In the terms of the agreement, KBS&P has made no admission of wrongdoing, and no payment of monetary damages or compensation of any kind has been paid by either parties.

The pair have agreed however, that KBS&P will not recruit or hire anyone from McCann or service any McCann clients, until the end of October.

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