Legal Tech Company’s Computer Fraud Case Axed Over Jurisdiction

A legal technology company lost a chance to pursue a lawsuit against one of its business associates in California under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after a federal judge ruled that the company had no personal jurisdiction in the state.

Prevail Legal Inc. has not alleged how defendant ShakaCode LLC and executive Justin Gordon acted illegally in California, Judge Beth Labson Freeman wrote in an order filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on May 14.

Prevail’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Prevail, a remote filing and transcription platform, hired ShakaCode …

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