Walmart obtains a combination of e-commerce trade secrets sent to Ark.

By Michelle Casady (May 20, 2022, 7:25 p.m. EDT) – A Texas appellate court has ruled that a forum selection clause in Walmart Inc.’s contract with software developer Fintiv Inc. to create a mobile e-commerce platform means trade secret lawsuit belongs to the courts of Arkansas, not the Lone Star State.

The Sixth Court of Appeals determined on Thursday that a “common sense review” of Fintiv’s allegations – that Walmart misused trade secrets to create Walmart Pay, the retailer’s mobile e-commerce platform – shows that the dispute stems from a 2008 nondisclosure agreement, which contains a choice of court clause requiring litigation to take place in Arkansas, where Walmart is headquartered.

“As a result,…

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