Atty’s Ex Can't Dodge Claim He Hacked Firm Accounts

Law360, San Jose (March 16, 2017, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said Thursday she won't toss a Monterey-based law firm's suit alleging its managing partner's ex-husband hacked into the firm’s bank accounts to interfere with their divorce proceedings, saying the ex-husband’s anti-SLAPP bid should fail because significant portions of the “shocking” allegations don't involve protected speech.

U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman said the allegations are "very serious" and Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC has sufficiently pled that its managing partner’s ex-husband David Alan Forsythe accessed its bank accounts and confidential computer files without authorization, so the case "does not go away."

But Judge Freeman noted...

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