E-Mail Theft Case Sparks First-of-a-Kind Ruling

Actual damages must be proven for award under Stored Communications Act

, The National Law Journal

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In a case involving an employer's theft of e-mails from the personal account of an employee suing for sexual harassment, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a plaintiff must prove actual damages to be eligible for statutory damages under the Stored Communications Act.

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