Eastern Mo.'s Interpretation Of CFAA

Law360, New York (July 28, 2009, 11:08 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently issued a ruling affecting the remedies an employer may seek when a departing employee misappropriates information stored electronically in Lasco Foods Inc. v. Hall and Shaw Sales, Marketing & Consulting LLC.[1]

The court broadly interpreted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA),[2] paving the way for a federal remedy for employers whose former employees delete and/or steal company information.

Factual and Procedural Background

Individual defendants Charles Shaw and Ronald Hall were...
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