No damages? Illinois federal court tosses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim alleging hacking of law firm network
Paul Freehling of Seyfarth Shaw LLP writes:
An Illinois federal court recently found in the favor of the defendant on a plaintiff’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim because the plaintiff allegedly failed to satisfy the statute’s $5,000 damages threshold.
The plaintiff, a computer consulting servicing company which spent time restoring its client’s computer network (a Chicago law firm) after it was allegedly hacked by the plaintiff’s former employee, sued the former employee for violation of CFAA, among other claims.
Read more about Technology Sourcing, Inc.’s lawsuit on Lexology.