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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Claims Subject to Heightened Pleading Requirements

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Practice & Procedure

In a recent Northern District of California decision, Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong upheld the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Nosal, and at the same time, held that fraudulent conduct claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act are subject to the heightened pleading requirements of Rule 9 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Plaintiff is a computer technology computer … Continue Reading

Nevada Federal Court Rules That Plaintiff Must Identify Trade Secrets With Specificity Before Serving Discovery

Posted in Trade Secrets

A Nevada federal court recently held that a plaintiff must identify trade secrets with specificity prior to seeking discovery from the defendant regarding that claim, adding Nevada to the growing number of jurisdictions with that requirement.

In this case, Switch Communications Group v. Ballard, case no. 2:11-cv-00285-KJD-GWF, the plaintiff owned and operated computer data centers in Las Vegas. Mr. … Continue Reading