$2.55M AON Risk


A Pulaski County Circuit Court jury awarded a Little Rock man over $2.55 million dollars in allegedly unpaid salary and commissions against Aon Risk Services of Arkansas, Inc. and Aon Risk Services of Illinois, Inc., subsidiaries of the insurance conglomerate and brokerage giant, Aon Corporation of America, Inc.

John M. Meadors, 63, of Little Rock, brought suit against the companies alleging that he had been underpaid or shorted when he brought in major accounts to the Arkansas and Illinois Aon companies. The biggest sale alleged had to do with a sale to Dillard Stores for employee benefits packages for the use of over 20,000 Dillard's employees. Meadors successfully brokered the entire 5-year Dillard's contract through Aon's Combined Insurance subsidiary.

The bulk of the award [2.5 million dollars] was against Aon Risk Services of Arkansas relating to unpaid salary and transactions brokered by Meadors through that office for Dillard's, J.B. Hunt and Pace Industries.

The jury also awarded a separate verdict in Meador's favor against Aon Risk Services of Illinois for $44,500. That transaction had to do with business Meadors claimed he produced for that company.

Following closing arguments by Meador's attorney, Morgan E. "Chip" Welch and Aon Risk Services' lawyer, Tony Wilcox of Jonesboro, the jury deliberated 39 minutes and delivered their decision to Circuit Judge Tim Fox.

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