Social Media and Internet Information

Link to older case law related to Admissibility of internet information

Mosher v. Coast Publishing Ltd., 2010 NSSC 153 (CanLII)

  • April 14, 2010

Date: 2010-04-14 Docket: 326977  M. Heather Robertson J. | Link

Use of Rule 14.12(1) to lead to disclosure of the names of the authors of defamatory comments published in The Coast newspaper. Google was an additional respondent, and indicated they would obey an order to produce name, account status, secondary e-mail, account services, account creation date and the Canadian I.P. data. Court provides for a second step if the names associated with the IP addresses have to be retrieved from Bell or Eastlink.

Sparks v. Dubé, 2011 NBQB 40 (CanLII)

  • February 04, 2011

Date: 2011-02-04 Docket: W/C/07/10  Ferguson J. | Link
This is an ex parte Motion brought by the Defendant compelling the downloading and preservation of all of the contents of the social network sites the Plaintiff is subscribed to at present. It requests that this task be performed by her personally under the court ordered direct supervision of her counsel.. Dan Michaluk's summary of the case is here. Compare with approach taken in Schuster v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada in the section on Privacy Issues.

Warman v. Fournier et al, 2010 ONSC 2126 (CanLII)

  • May 03, 2010

Date: 2010-05-03 Docket: 09-DV-1512 Wilton-Siegel J. | Link
Appeal from decision of Kershman J dated March 23, 2009. Appeal allowed and matter remitted to another motions judge for consideration, based on the principle of the need for a prima facie case of defamation, and Charter value of  freedom of expression and the right to privacy.

Warman v. Wilkins-Fournier, 2011 ONSC 3023 (CanLII)

  • May 30, 2011

Date: 2011-05-30 Docket: 07-CV-39927SR. Blishen J. | Link
In this internet defamation action, the plaintiff moved for the disclosure of the e-mail addresses and personal subscriber information provided when the accounts were registered, the IP addresses used to register the accounts and the IP addresses used to post the messages.

Warman v. Wilkins-Fournier, ON S.C.J.

  • March 23, 2009

Date: March 23, 2009. Kershman J. | Link
Motion requiring defendants to produce information identifying, or which could assist the plaintiffs in identifying, anonymous message board users on a site currently registered in Panama.

Wesaquate v Steven Webb, 2012 SKQB 2

  • January 04, 2012

Date: 2012-01-04 I.D. McLellan J. | Link
Defendant in a motor vehicle accident seeks production of all material on the plaintiff's Facebook account. The court noted that "(n)othing in the plaintiff’s examination for discovery contains answers that reveal or even suggest that her Facebook site may contain relevant material."