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WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Miller, 11-1201

In plaintiff's suit against its former employee and a competitor, alleging a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. section 1030, district court's judgment in favor of the defendants is affirmed, as the CFAA provides no relief for defendants' alleged conduct because CFAA does not impose liability on employees who violate a use policy, but rather, the CFAA limits liability to individuals who access computers without authorization or who obtain or alter information beyond the bounds or their authorized access.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/26/2012
  • Published 07/26/2012

Judges

  • Floyd

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel