9th Circ. Revives CFAA Counts In Search Firm Case

Law360, New York (April 28, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit reinstated five Computer Fraud and Abuse Act counts Thursday in a criminal case against a former managing director at an executive search firm who allegedly conspired to steal trade secrets to help launch his own search firm.

A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to revive five counts of a 20-count superseding indictment that targeted David Nosal — who held positions including regional managing director and office managing director during his tenure with Korn/Ferry International — and alleged accomplice Becky Christian, also a former Korn/Ferry...
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