A Cook County judge has ordered that a former investment partner of Gov. Bruce Rauner take his monetary dispute to an arbitrator.

Associate Circuit Judge David Atkins dismissed Harreld “Kip” Kirkpatrick’s lawsuit Friday.

Kirkpatrick’s lawyers issued a statement criticizing Rauner for seeking a ruling “away from public view.” The lawsuit claims Rauner wants a bigger share than offered of the $67.5 million return on a 2011 investment with Kirkpatrick.