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Dead again? Use of computer fraud and abuse act by employers to combat employee data theft limited by Ninth Circuit's latest ruling

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 29 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that U.S. v. Nosal be reheard en banc by all of the Appeals Court judges and that the “three-judge panel opinion in U.S. v. Nosal, 642 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2011) shall not be cited as precedent by or to any court of the Ninth Circuit.”

California federal district court examines personal jurisdiction issue in international trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract dispute and maintains suit brought against irish company and owner

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2012

In a recent federal case out of California, Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California examined the issue of personal jurisdiction in an international trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract dispute

New York Federal District Court strikes down application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to ISP throttling case

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2012

As Internet traffic has exploded in the last decade, Internet Service Providers - the companies who build and profit from providing the requisite infrastructure - have had to strategically maintain their networks to satisfy demand under increasingly tightening technological constraints

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

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • 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

Colorado federal court decision in non-compete dispute demonstrates importance of drafting enforceable forum selection provisions in business transactions

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

As part of the process of acquiring of a business and retaining key employees of the acquired business, multiple agreements surrounding the parameters and contingencies of the transaction are often drafted, including asset purchase agreements and employment agreements

California appellate decision clarifies standard for injunctive relief carve-outs within California arbitration agreements

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2013

Arbitration agreements with carve-outs for provisional remedies are again the topic du jour, particularly in California courts which apply a

Pennsylvania federal court dismisses employee’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim based upon employer’s alleged improprer access of LinkedIn account: no cognizable damages

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

Ownership of company social media accounts has recently become a hot topic in the legal industry, and with its decision in Eagle v. Morgan this past week, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has added fuel to the fire

Kentucky appellate court affirms authority of Kentucky courts to modify overly broad non-competition agreements in the employment context and sets forth “guiding principles” for future non-compete cases

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2012

In a recent opinion, Creech, Inc. v. Brown, the Kentucky Court of Appeals both affirmed the ability of Kentucky courts to modify overly broad non-competition agreements in the employment context and laid out a six-part framework that trial courts may follow when analyzing the reasonableness and enforceability of non-competition agreements

Trouble in paradise? Trade secret theft alleged in Hawaii surrounding zipline technology

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

Ahhh, Hawaii. Crystal clear water, pristine beaches, warm weather - it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy some sun. Well, that is, it's the

Federal Court requires foreign resident to litigate non-compete dispute in Missouri based upon Forum Selection Clause

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 26 2013

It's 8,242.7 miles or a 17 hour flight between the Philippines and Missouri. Nobody would dispute that this is a significant distance, but as far the