The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California also ruled that lost business resulting from a former employee’s theft of information from a company’s computer network is not compensable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  In BHRAC, LLC, v. Regency Car Rentals, LLC, the court held that the plaintiff Beverly Hills Rent-a-Car (BHRAC) did not suffer “damage or loss” within the meaning of the statute when a former employee working for Regency Car Rentals, a competitor, gained unauthorized access to BHRAC’s computers in order to obtain customer information and convince the customers to switch their business.  This ruling appears consistent with the majority view among the courts that lost profits are not compensable under the CFAA, unless they stem from some impairment to a computer or interruption in service.