Gold Bullion pursues Stockhouse posters in court
2013-04-22 13:06 ET - Street Wire
by Mike Caswell
Gold Bullion Development Corp. has won court orders compelling Stockhouse Publishing to help identify three forum users, including one who said the company was being manipulated and another who called the company's chairman, Frank Basa, a "pig." The company complained that the messages were defamatory, and said that it had no way to identify the users. A judge has agreed, and in an order handed down in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Thursday, April 18, has instructed Stockhouse to provide identifying information.
The users that Gold Bullion sought to identify posted on Stockhouse under the aliases "Musky13," "Sharpie009," and "wrapup." The company filed three separate petitions on Tuesday, April 16, in which it complained about several messages the users created between December, 2012, and February, 2013. Among other things, the messages implied that Gold Bullion's management was manipulating the company and that management members were "bullies," the petitions claimed.
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