7th Circ. Won't Resurrect Employer Email Hack Suit

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday refused to revive a property manager's suit against his former employer for allegedly hacking into his personal email and deleting several years' worth of messages, ruling that he failed to show that the invasion of privacy cost him at least $5,000.

In a unanimous published decision, the appeals court said that in order for Leon Modrowski to escape summary judgment in his Computer Fraud and Abuse Act suit against TAQ Properties LLC and Capps Management and two of their officers, he was required to present evidence that his injury exceeded the statutory minimum for damages....

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