Bloomberg Law
April 19, 2022, 7:02 PM

Medical Academy Must Face Software Theft Suit in Harris County

Janet Miranda
Janet Miranda

Ultimate Medical Academy lost its bid to remove a software misappropriation suit against it to federal court after the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the forum selection clause in the contract with its vendor required the case to proceed in Harris County district court.

UMA, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution based in Florida, bought a license to Dynamic CRM Recruiting Solutions’ computer software in 2019. UMA signed a contract under which it promised not to decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the source code from the software without Dynamic’s written consent. Dynamic sued UMA alleging that it nevertheless ...

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