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Mealey's Trade Secret - Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Freight Broker's Trade Secret Suit, Judge Rules

CINCINNATI - A federal judge in Ohio on Feb. 7 ruled that he lacks the necessary jurisdiction over claims in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit brought by a freight brokering and third-party logistics services provider against a former employee because the forum-selection clause in the former employee's employment agreement is overreaching while its choice-of-law provision does not favor enforcement (Total Quality Logistics LLC v. Daniel DeSantis, No. 18-0796, S.D. Ohio, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21299).
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