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California Federal Court Allows Non-Signatory to Arbitration Agreement to Compel Arbitration in Trade Secrets Dispute

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

A federal district court in the Northern District of California recently found that a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement may enforce that agreement against a signatory and compel arbitration under the doctrine of equitable estoppel.

Semin, a software developer, worked for Torbit, Inc. He signed an employment agreement containing a proprietary information non-disclosure provision, and a commitment not to compete … Continue Reading

Missouri Federal Court Finds Violations of Employment Agreement May Constitute Unlawful Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

By Paul Freehling and Joshua Salinas

A recent Missouri federal court opinion describes an almost unbelievable scenario. Employees signed well-drafted employment agreements — containing such provisions as non-competition, confidentiality, promise of loyalty, and commitment to return employer’s property within 24 hours of termination of employment — and then incorporated and operated a competitor company while still employed. Moreover, they transferred … Continue Reading