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4th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of TCPA Suit Based on ‘Derivative Sovereign Immunity’

Earlier this week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision to dismiss a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) lawsuit against General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. (“GDIT”), on the basis that GDIT was immune from suit as a government contractor under what is known as the “Yearsley doctrine.”  Craig Cunningham v. GDIT, … Continue Reading

Federal Court Finds No Violation of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Where Former Employee Violates Company Policy on Accessing Proprietary Information

In WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Miller, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently ruled that a former employee could not be held liable under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), where he lawfully downloaded confidential information from his employer’s computer network and soon thereafter used that information in connection with his … Continue Reading
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