Anonymous Defamatory E-Mails About Condo Board Members Results in Successful Lawsuit Against E-Mail Provider

In a recent case, CCC No. 282 v. Yahoo! Inc., a condominium corporation obtained a court order requiring Yahoo! Inc. and Yahoo! Canada Inc. (collectively “Yahoo”) to provide information to help identify the author of allegedly defamatory e-mails sent to condominium unit owners and occupants.  After the resignation of the condominium superintendent, a disgruntled unit owner sent an e-mail to the other owners and occupants of the condominium alleging that the board members turned a blind eye to a contractor harassing the superintendent, because the board members were receiving kickbacks from the contractor. The e-mail was anonymously sent using the pseudonym username “Ian Fleming”.    Read the article……………

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