“A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously threw out an order requiring executive recruiter David Nosal, founding chairman and CEO of San Francisco-based NGS Global, to pay restitution to his former employer Korn Ferry.

“Almost all of the original charges against Mr. Nosal were dismissed as baseless in prior proceedings, including an earlier Ninth Circuit decision.

“In voting to vacate Mr. Nosal’s convictions in this second appeal, Judge Steven Reinhardt found the majority’s ruling too inconsistent with the court’s earlier decision, as the majority would criminalize password sharing, and turn ‘millions of people who engage in this ubiquitous, useful, and generally harmless conduct into unwitting federal criminals.'”

Court Throws Out Order for Recruiter to Pay Restitution to Korn Ferry