Three Threshold Questions Every Attorney Must Answer before Filing a Computer Fraud Claim


It can be tempting to file a lawsuit against a computer trespasser or wrongdoer with a claim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030, the “CFAA”). A CFAA claim opens the federal courthouse doors and enjoys tangible media appeal. But like any other cause of action, a CFAA claim must be carefully considered to ensure that it is not vulnerable to a dispositive motion.

Excerpted from Circuits - Newsletter of the Computer & Technology Section Summer 2015. To read the full article, click here.

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