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WDVA: Ex-employer must arbitrate breach-of-contract claims (access required)

In bringing breach-of-contract and -fiduciary-duty claims against a former employee who took a job with a competitor, an insurance company will be held to the arbitration clause contained in its agent agreement. Background In 2009, Defendant Ryan Gillenwater became an agent for Carlton Wright Insurance Company. Their “Producer Agreement” prohibited Gillenwater from disclosing confidential or trade secret ...