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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act circuit split remains unresolved: United States Supreme Court challenge dismissed

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2013

The parties in the WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Miller matter recently agreed to dismiss the petition for writ of certiorari filed with the United

An employee is stealing company documentsthat can’t be protected activity, right?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

A supervisor discovers that an employee has recently downloaded thousands of pages of confidential Company billing and financial information, and

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and disloyal employees: a narrow bridge to nowhere?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2013

An old folk melody describes the world as "a very narrow bridge," where one misstep can bring disaster. The song seeks to inspire, calling on people

Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012

No damages? Illinois federal court tosses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim alleging hacking of law firm network

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2013

An Illinois federal court recently found in the favor of the defendant on a plaintiff's Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim because the plaintiff

Waiting on Nosal...combating data theft under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the Ninth Circuit

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2012

A recent California federal court decision has permitted an employer to pursue a former employee for alleged violations of the employer's computer usage policies under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), while an en banc Ninth Circuit panel considers the validity of such claims

Ex-employee violated duty of loyalty, breached non-compete, and committed computer fraud act violation, but new employer not liable for misappropriation of non-trade secret "confidential information"

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2011

A dental products supply company, DHPI, won partial summary judgment from a Wisconsin federal court against its ex-employee, Ringo, for competing with DHPI both while still an employee and soon after resigning

Best practices for monitoring employee communications following Supreme Court’s awaited ruling in Ontario v. Quon

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

On June 17, 2010, the Supreme Court issued its decision in City of Ontario, California v. Quon, a case that garnered significant media attention

Employer petitions U.S. Supreme Court to resolve Computer Fraud and Abuse Act circuit split

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2012

As anticipated, the issue regarding the application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) against employees who violate their employer’s computer use policies and steal valuable company data may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Louisiana district court extends pro-employer interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s “authorized access” provisions to impose civil liability on former employee

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 24 2014

A worker's authorized access of an employer's computer system during the course of his employment, in which he acquired information that he later