JPMorgan, Ex-Broker Agree to Non-Solicit Truce in TRO Battle

Less than a week after it filed for a temporary restraining order against a broker who jumped to Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the broker have agreed to a stipulated injunction, according to a court filing earlier this week.

As part of the order, Brett A. Jacobson agreed that he would not solicit the bank’s clients, although he is allowed to process account transfer requests that they initiate or do business with them after they transfer, according to a Thursday court filing.

The order also requires Jacobson to return within three days to JP Morgan all documents pertaining to its clients, including copies, handwritten notes, and digitized versions. Jacobson, an 18-year industry veteran and private client advisor who had worked from a Chase bank branch in New York City, moved on April 28 to Morgan Stanley in Melville, New York.

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