Health Care Software Trade Secrets Row Sent To Arbitrator

Law360, Los Angeles (September 5, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- A California judge ruled Thursday that an arbitrator should hear CHT-P+W Software Inc.'s claims that a rival health care software company stole its trade secrets, saying the arbitration clause in a 2002 technology agreement between Evolution1 Inc. and CHT-P+W's predecessor was enforceable.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ruth A. Kwan rejected CHT's argument that the claims were not arbitrable because they arose under a 2008 nondisclosure agreement Evolution1 entered into with P+W relating to a potential merger of the companies. That contract — which preceded CHT's...
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