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Sotelo v. DirectRevenue, LLC

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
384 F. Supp. 2d 1219 (2005)


Stephen Sotelo (plaintiff) accused DirectRevenue (defendant) of deceptively distributing spyware onto thousands of computers. The spyware allowed DirectRevenue to track users’ web browsing behavior and deliver targeted pop-up advertisements to those computers. Sotelo asserted that DirectRevenue’s behavior amounted to a trespass of personal property. Sotelo sought injunctive relief and compensatory damages. DirectRevenue moved to dismiss the trespass claim.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Gettleman, J.)

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