Several employees of an ad agency left the company to set up a competing firm.The original company had a sense that the ex-employees may have been attempting to set up the new company while still employed at their old company.

A forensic examination of the computers the ex-employees had used resulted in information being located that the ex-employees had indeed set up their new business while working at the old company.

Specifically, it was discovered that the ex-employees had established their Internet domain name, Internet Service Provider, and the purchase of the necessary computer equipment to start the new business. With this information, the old company initiated litigation against the new company.