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Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Speed

Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Speed

Case Date: 08/01/2006
Citation: Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Speed, 81 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1669 (M.D. Fla. 2006)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Middle District of Florida (M.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal District Judge: Gregory Presnell

Plaintiff alleged that three former employees violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) when they copied proprietary information and left Lockheed Martin to join rival L-3 Communications.


The Court granted Defendants’ motion to dismiss. Plaintiff failed to allege that Defendants violated the CFAA. Under the CFAA, Plaintiff needed to show that Defendants were not authorized or exceeded authorization, which Plaintiff could not do. Further, Plaintiff failed to allege Defendants violated the damage provision of the CFAA, as there was no impairment of any data.

Relevant Documents:

Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 53) 

Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 68)

Response in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 71)

Response in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 75)

Order on Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 112)

E-Discovery Issues: Motion to Dismiss
E-discovery Tags: Custodian, Trade Secrets
E-discovery subjects: Computer

Published: February 2nd, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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