Monday, June 28, 2010

Traverse Internet Law Federal Court Report: May 2010 Hacking Lawsuits

Traverse Internet Law Disclaimer

The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute.

FILED: 5/18/2010

If you are an email administrator, or have administrative access, and get into a dispute the last thing you want to do is surreptitiously obtain copies of all emails flowing in and out of a business server. This raises such a broad range of potential liability that it is almost unmanageable in terms of the risk to you and your financial well being.

3BA International is a professional basketball league that was formed in 2007. The individual Defendants were involved with the basketball league in one way or another and are alleged to have conspired to steal and misappropriate confidential and proprietary trade secret information. Defendant LuBahn is alleged to have hacked into all of the employees email accounts and directed that all incoming and outgoing emails be blind carbon copied to his personal email account.

Plaintiff alleges breach of common law confidentiality obligations, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty/common law duty of loyalty, tortious interference with business relationships, libel and slander, violation of the Lanham Act, conversion, misrepresentation and fraud, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, violation of the Stored Communications Act, and violation of the Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Prayer for relief includes requests for injunctive relief along with actual damages, consequential damages, an award of attorneys’ fees and costs, and such other and further relief the court deems just and proper. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1430.