New York Hotel Chain, Amsterdam Hospitality Group, Sues Executive Search Marshall-Alan Associates Alleging Breach of Contract and Fraud

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Top NYC Hotel Recruiter Served With A $5 Million Lawsuit By One Of His Clients

AHG is seeking $5 million in damages from Marshall-Alan Associates, a senior executive search firm for the hospitality industry, headed by Alan Massarsky. The lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court alleges that Marshall-Alan devised a scheme to place senior executives with Amsterdam Hospitality Group, a NYC hotel chain, receive a lucrative placement fee, and subsequently induce the same employees to leave AHG to be placed with another hospitality company, thus enabling Marshall-Alan Associates to receive an additional placement fee. The lawsuit further alleges that Marshall-Alan breached its fiduciary duty owed to Amsterdam Hospitality Group, provided a mechanism to enable Marshall-Alan Associates to receive significantly greater commissions than it would otherwise earn. It is also alleged that Marshall-Alan fraudulently created a situation for its own advantage to AHG’s detriment and exploited its relationship with AHG strengthen its standing and reputation as an executive placement agency in the hospitality industry.

The lawsuit was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index no: 113685/2011

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