A federal district court in Illinois in CustomGuide v. CareerBuilder, LLC ruled that lost sales resulting from an unauthorized access to a computer system, but unrelated to any interruption in the system’s services, do not constitute a compensable “loss” within the meaning of the CFAA.  Accordingly, the court dismissed without prejudice a plaintiff’s CFAA claims relating to sales the plaintiff allegedly lost as a result of the defendant’s unlicensed marketing of the plaintiff’s products.  The decision reflects continued confusion over what constitutes a compensable loss under the CFAA.  Indeed, this decision has been contradicted by a another ruling out of the same jurisdiction, which held that allegations of lost customers and sales opportunities, unrelated to an interruption in computer service, were sufficient to state a CFAA claim (as we recently reported).