9th Circ. To Review CFAA Counts In Worker Data Theft Case

Law360, New York (October 28, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit agreed on Thursday to review a controversial decision that reinstated Computer Fraud and Abuse Act charges against the former employee of an executive search firm who allegedly conspired to steal trade secrets to help launch his own firm.

Following a vote of nonrecused judges, the court has agreed to hear the case en banc, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said in an order.

In April, a three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to reinstate five Computer Fraud and Abuse Act charges from a 20-count superseding indictment...
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