En Pointe, Sarcom Test Limits Of CFAA In 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (September 1, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for information technology service providers En Pointe Technologies Inc. and Sarcom Inc. sparred before a Ninth Circuit panel Thursday over whether employers can use the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to go after employees who steal company information.

“In effect, the plaintiffs are asking this court to federalize the misappropriation of trade secrets without imposing any of the limitations of state trade secret law,” said Nathaniel Garrett, an attorney for defendant Sarcom, urging the three-judge panel to sustain a lower court’s dismissal of the...
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