Ill. Firm's Impersonation Suit Against Rival Gets Cut Down

By Celeste Bott (March 25, 2020, 5:50 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit brought by law firm Motta & Motta LLC against a rival firm it claims mimicked its website to confuse and steal its customers, saying it "utterly failed" to defend the rival's bid to dismiss some state law tort claims.

U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. on Monday preserved Motta & Motta's claims for copyright infringement and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, but agreed with Lawyers 777 LLC — which does business as Dolci & Weiland — that its claims under the Electronic Communications Privacy and Stored Communications...

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