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Compulife Software Gets Redo in Competitor Hacking Case

May 20, 2020, 8:29 PM

A Florida federal court must reconsider its ruling that a group of website operators who hacked into a competitor’s server and database didn’t infringe its source code copyright or misappropriate its proprietary information, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday.

The magistrate judge applied the wrong legal standards and failed to sufficiently explain conclusions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said, acknowledging that the “high-tech corporate espionage” case involves complex facts and “tangled” law.

“There’s nothing easy about this case,” the Eleventh Circuit said.

Compulife Software Inc., which develops life insurance quoting software, web engines, and databases, sued several...

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