Digital Media Lawyer Blog:  “Judge Jean Hamilton’s recent order in Lasco Foods, Inc. v. Hall and Shaw Sales, Marketing & Consulting, LLC, E.D. Missouri (October 26, 2009) held that an ex-employee who accesses information on a company-issued laptop for a purpose adverse to the company can be liable under the federal Stored Communications Act (SCA).  Judge Hamilton’s ruling also suggests that even current employees can be held liable under the SCA as well, if they access information from a laptop for a purpose that violates their duty of loyalty to the company.   This ruling is important, because the SCA provides for criminal penalties, as well civil actions, against offenders.”