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December 2012 Archives

Federal court revives cross-border data theft case

Stealing company secrets has been a problem for businesses as long as there have been businesses to steal from. A federal appeals court has handed international companies a victory in a case where a Canada-based employee allegedly stole proprietary information from a computer server based in Connecticut. The ruling is important because it legally places the crime scene at the location where the data lives, instead of where the perpetrator went online to steal it. Waterbury, Connecticut-based MacDermid Chemicals can now pursue civil action under Connecticut law against a former account manager who lives and worked in Fort Erie, Ontario.

Former Wizard's player charged with domestic violence

Former Washington Wizard's player Javaris Crittenton was ordered by a judge this week to stay at least 100 yards away from the mother of his child after three cases of domestic violence against her. The ex-NBA player can't seem to catch a break, as he is still currently facing murder charges in relation to his involvement in the shooting death of a woman last year.

Spokane police arrest two women on drug charges

Spokane police arrested two women on drug charges this week that they had been pursuing over the course of several weeks. After receiving multiple, consistent complaints of drug activity and drug sales stemming from the North Spokane home, police set up an investigation.