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Computer Fraud Claims Survive as Judge Points to High Court Case

Jan. 12, 2021, 6:27 PM

A Missouri federal judge declined to dismiss Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims in a lawsuit, saying a pending U.S. Supreme Court decision is set to resolve a question at the core of the suit that would affect the outcome of the case.

The high court case, Van Buren v. United States, gives the justices the chance to define the scope of unauthorized computer access and will impact whether the plaintiff in the Missouri lawsuit presents a viable claim, Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen wrote in an order filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...

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