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Firm Claims Opposing Counsel Hacked Network, Stole Docs

Law360, Los Angeles (February 20, 2015, 10:36 PM EST) -- Los Angeles law firm Reyes & Barsoum LLP on Friday launched a California state suit accusing Knox Ricksen LLP, its opposing counsel in a workers’ compensation dispute, of hacking into a computer network and illegally downloading confidential client information so it could gain an edge in the underlying case.

The complaint claims Knox Ricksen partner Eric Danowitz and associate Daniel Sharp violated California’s Computer Crime Law and business and professions code by executing a scheme in which they wrongfully obtained 2,000 case materials containing Reyes & Barsoum’s privileged documents.

The attorneys allegedly gave the materials to two other Knox Ricksen attorneys,...

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