The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the conviction, holding that "Nosal, a former employee whose computer access credentials were revoked by Korn/Ferry acted 'without authorization' in violation of the CFAA when he or his former employee co-conspirators used the login credentials of a current employee [Nosal's former assistant] to gain access to computer data owned by the former employer and to circumvent the revocation of access." The Court also affirmed Nosal's conviction under the EEA as a result of his receiving from one of his accomplices a list of CFOs, which included candidates' names, company positions and telephone numbers. The Court vacated the judgment in part and remanded the matter for reexamination by the district court of the amount of restitution awarded to Korn/Ferry. Cf. United States v. Christensen, 801 F.3d 970 (9th Cir. 2015) (jury instructions defining "computer fraud" and "unauthorized computer access" were erroneous in that they … [Read more...] about Attorney Fee Recovery, Privileged Investigation, Disability Discrimination: California Employment Law Notes
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However, the businesses discovered with the help of a private investigator that Barnum lists dancing, swimming and dog shows among his interest. A video shows him running, twirling and kneeling in the show ring with a giant Leonberger dog, the station reports. … [Read more...] about Businesses say plaintiff who won $360K in dozens of ADA suits may not be disabled
A federal judge dismissed Peoples’ lawsuit and Dayle’s counterclaim in an opinion (PDF) issued last week. U.S. District Judge Edmund Ludwig said Peoples couldn’t recover the disputed charges against Discover Card because they were for an illegal transaction, and Discover Card was not subject to the Americans With Disabilities Act because it wasn’t a place of public accommodation. … [Read more...] about Judge Tosses Blind Lawyer’s Suit Claiming Prostitute Overcharged His Credit Card
Previously, Richard Godfrey-McKay, a 53-year-old solicitor in Perth, could review his Internet statements with the help of screen-reader software. But since AmEx changed its featured statements from HTML to a PDF format, this alternative no longer works for him, reports the BBC. “The HTML versions are still available, but cannot be found easily by those with sight difficulties,” the news agency says. … [Read more...] about Blind Lawyer to Sue AmEx Over Unreadable Credit Card Statements?
The suit also points to conduct that allegedly occurred while Hansmeier was still pursuing the Chapter 13 bankruptcy. It, included $83,000 in lawsuit settlements the trustee says he did not report to the court and an undisclosed planned sale by Hansmeier and his wife of their condominium for $1.2 million to a judge on the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Star Tribune reports. … [Read more...] about Lawyer known for porn-downloading litigation hid $178K in closet, trustee suit says