Clark Inc., an employee compensation and benefits consultant, received a subpoena from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office on Friday in connection with the sale of its retirement products, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Spitzer is seeking information from the North Barrington, Ill.-based company on so-called contingent commissions, or money paid by a firm to bring in new business. Spitzer is investigating the role of these commissions, as he claims they create a conflict of interest for insurance brokers who have an incentive to steer business to companies that pay them the highest fees and not to companies that provide the best deal for clients.

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