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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

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

Recent alleged cyberattack by ex-employee demonstrates importance of employer diligence on protecting network passwords

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

A recently unsealed criminal complaint out of the Eastern District of New York raises allegations that paint a frightening picture for employers of

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

The use of digital forensics in trade secret matters (Part 2 of 3)

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2012

This post is designed to build on Part 1 of this three part series on digital forensics

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • 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

Top 10 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 17 2012

We have compiled a list of the top 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law

Colorado Federal Court rules that former employer stated a claim against former executive and his new employer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act regardless of differing circuit interpretations of the act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2012

In its order denying defendants’ motion to dismiss in SBM Site Services, LLC v. Garrett, et al., Case No. 10-cv-00385, a Colorado federal court identified a circuit split over the interpretation of “unauthorized access” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and then found a former employer had stated a CFAA claim against a former executive and his new employer regardless of the different circuit interpretations based upon his post-termination computer activities

Trade secret claim wins out to protect software

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 10 2009

In Coleman v. Retina Consultants, P.C., the Georgia Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s decision to enjoin a former employee based on his non-compete provision, but it upheld the injunction to the extent that it prevented the employee from using his former employer’s trade secrets

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