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Another U.S. district court follows the lead of the D.C. Circuit in addressing the "first-to-file bar" circuit split and pushes back against an opportunistic relator
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2012

While the False Claims Act (“FCA”) generally is understood to be a “whistleblower” statute, it has been a tool of choice in recent years for opportunistic qui tam relators who lack any inside information regarding the very companies they sue.

Minnesota district court dismisses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim brought against former employee based upon narrow interpretation of Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

In another decision that underscores the circuit split regarding the interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s (CFAA) language on authorized access, the Honorable Judge David Doty of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has dismissed an employer’s claim that its former employees violated the Act.

Rebekah Kaufman
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP

Gregory V. Mersol
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP

Sam Schwartz-Fenwick
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP