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I'm suing

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by globaleagle, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Basically A former hockey Gen Mgr is suing a whole bunch of anonymous online posters for defamation.

    He plans to unmask their usernames and raise a lawsuit against them.

    Now everyone shake in their boots!!!!

    ....Mr. Burke, the former general manager and president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, filed a lawsuit Friday with the B.C. Supreme Court alleging defamation against 18 defendants, whose identities are limited to cryptic online handles such as Ncognito, Slobberface and Sir Psycho Sexy.....


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/how-former-leafs-gm-brian-burke-aims-to-unmask-online-rumour-mongers/article11595595/


    edit: For those who didn't click ...yet.

    According to the court filing, comments made between Jan. 12 and Jan. 28, 2013 accused Mr. Burke of having an extramarital affair with Rogers Sportsnet sportscaster Hazel Mae. The court documents say Mr. Burke is suing for losses and damages to his reputation.
     
  2. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A lesson there for anyone who thinks they can post what they like about who the like (web ever they like)
     
  3. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That Tom Waterhouse is a rather nice chap, doesn't everyone agree?

    On a completely unrelated note, is anybody keeping count of how many people he is suing for defamation?
     
  4. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought this was about Richard Ings wife, Sue.
     
  5. Fairy Bower

    Fairy Bower Active Member

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    Tom Waterhouse ain't as rich as he would have us believe. I read a very interesting article a few weeks ago in BRW where they claimed;

    * He only owns 25% of the business (tomwaterhouse.com)

    * Has only 10% of the local market

    * Has yet to turn a profit. It's estimated he spends $25M on marketing

    http://brw.com.au/p/brw-lounge/well_tom_waterhouse_but_not_gai_WNgiq9bQaBb4I8mPqs8x8M
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In particularly that you are responsible for what you post and not the site. However international case like this wouldn't set a precedence and the users identities are protected
     
  7. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did I hear correctly this morning, that an American basketball fan is suing a prominent player for anguish and heartache, as the player has been injured for the last 12 months and hasn't played?

    Surely not???
    It is these sorts of cases that make a mockery of the system.
     
  8. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If true we should launch a class action against D Gallop for wrongfully depriving us of B Stewart for 4 weeks.
     
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  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It amazes me what people are happy to post and about who.

    Not only are there the potential legal issues (to be tested in Australia) there are career implications as well

    It is my line of work but the first thing I do before I hire someone is an in-depth social search. Sure there are things that are not relevant but abusing public figures can reveal as much about a potential employee as an interview
     
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Never mind the defamation – they should be sued anyway, just for making people see usernames like Slobberface and Sir Psycho Sexy.....
     
  11. Oliver

    Oliver Active Member

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    Good luck, I'm behind 7 proxies.
     

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