United States v. Nosal, 2013 WL 4504652 (ND Ca. Aug. 15, 2013) (9th Cir) This is another Order in the saga of Nosal cases, this time an Order Denying Defendant’s Motions for a New Trial and for Acquittal.Nosal is a former high-level employee of Korn/Ferry International (KFI), an executive search firm with offices around
Tech Systems, Inc. v. Pyles, 2013 WL 4033650 (ED VA Aug. 6, 2013) (4th Cir) After being terminated, former employee forwarded company emails and deleted company emails from mobile device before returning it to employer because they contained incriminating evidence. Court granted spoliation finding and jury returned verdict for violating Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, among…
PNY Technologies, Inc. v. Salhi, 2013 WL 4039030 (D. NJ Aug. 5, 2013) (3rd Cir) Defendant moved to dismiss Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim on basis that Plaintiff did not plead intent with sufficient particularity. Court denied motion on basis that CFAA claims need not meet heightened pleading standard of Rule 9(b).
Robinson v. New Jersey, 2013 WL 3894129 (D. NJ July 26, 2013) (3rd Cir.) In this order the court denies pro se Plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend the Complaint to add a CFAA claim. The gist of the case is that the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer Vicinage, Family Division entered a Final…
Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Steele Ins. Agency, 2013 WL 3872950 (ED Ca. July 25, 2013) (9th Cir) Plaintiffs asserted nine state and federal causes of action against Defendants, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and California’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA). The Defendants argued that CUTSA preempts the other eight
Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc. v. Dowell, 918 F. Supp.2d 916 (E.D. Missouri Jan 23, 2013) (8th Cir) Custom Hardware Engineering (CHE) is a company that provides computer part where maintenance services on many types of computer systems using a remote monitoring technology that it developed which allows its personnel to monitor and troubleshoot
Craigslist Inc. v. 3Taps Inc., 2013 WL 447520 (ND Ca. Aug. 16, 2013) (9th Cir) 3Taps operates an online service that aggregates and republishes ads from Craigslist, which Craigslist describes as illegally scraping content. After learning about 3 Taps’ activities, Craigslist took two important steps: (1) it sent a cease-and-desist letter to