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    Sixth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of CFAA Claims in Trade Secret Dispute

    Amanda Doran

    On September 9, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in the matter of Royal Truck & Trailer Sales & Service, Inc. v. Kraft et al that the defendants did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when they accessed confidential company information prior to resigning from Royal Truck and later misused the data.

    According to the Sixth Circuit, the CFAA does not contain language that discusses the misuse of data obtained through authorized access, and thus the circuit court upheld the district court’s dismissal of the CFAA claims.

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