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Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:20 pm
by Hockey Widow
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/sto ... ml?cmp=rss

Going after anonymous posters spreading lies about why he was fired. This could be a very interesting and precedent setting case. Good for Burkie.

Better go back and check all my posts! :eh:

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:32 pm
by Rumsfeld
:drink: :lol:

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:56 pm
by Doyle Hargraves
AaronP18 ???


:? :? :?

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:02 pm
by Aaronp18
:shock:

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:13 pm
by Hockey Widow
Ya saw that.

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:28 pm
by Aaronp18
Apparently I was way late to the party, the rest of those posts were like a week before mine.

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:11 pm
by Arachnid
Hockey Widow wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/sto ... ml?cmp=rss

Going after anonymous posters spreading lies about why he was fired. This could be a very interesting and precedent setting case. Good for Burkie.

Better go back and check all my posts! :eh:
The 18 eh?!

Good thing I'm a sock, I'm really SRsez :D

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:43 pm
by Arachnid
The Leaves are essentially paying for it, another reason to hate them...

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013 ... _lies.html

We gotta fight back, or take up a collection 8-)

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:44 pm
by ukcanuck
Well if I didn't have a negative opinion on Burkes character before, I do now...

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:49 pm
by Rumsfeld
Hockey Widow wrote: Good for Burkie.
:
Good for Burkie, huh.

:scowl:

Whatsamatter cobweb flaps, your :lol: "source" (TSN's Bobby Mac) ain't payin' the bills no more?

Leafer queefer... Let's support our beefer...

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:59 pm
by Arachnid
The man with no scruples sits high on his horse...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=294023

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs2 ... id=3411574

This is almost smells personal against the Canucks (fans and posters as well) to get them back for his and Nonuts firing...

Be interesting to find out what boards The Other 18 post on. Canucks or Leaves.

Rafferty!(Meds) Get on this toot sweet and research and get back to us within the hour!

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:18 am
by Hockey Widow
Cowpuke has one too. Loop or Loopy or something like that.

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:25 am
by Hockey Widow
Rumsfeld wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote: Good for Burkie.
:
Good for Burkie, huh.

:scowl:

Whatsamatter cobweb flaps, your :lol: "source" (TSN's Bobby Mac) ain't payin' the bills no more?

Leafer queefer... Let's support our beefer...

I think he just wants to "out" people and make an example out of them. If he was after retribution he would have gone after the message boards but he choose not to. I think this is just his cause right now. Maybe it takes his mind off being fired. Maybe it has to do with cyber bullying and his son. Maybe he is just enraged with all the stories.

But it does make me mindful of what I post and in the future I will stay clear of the personal stuff. Even though everything I post is rumour unless confirmed directly I believe it to be true as I trust my sources. But I'll keep the personal stuff out here.

And besides, I stopped cheering for the Leaves remember?

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:12 am
by Boston Canucker
What a nutbar suit, petty and makes Burke look even more thinskinned. And how exactly are they tracking down who the people behind the message board names are...I wonder if "Steve" is wishing he'd been a little more creative at this point. But seriously, I live in the US but I post on Canada-based message board, could he have sued me? I rather doubt it, just jurisdictionally...anyway, seems pretty wackadoodle.

Re: Burke Sues for Defamation

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:37 am
by Arachnid
Hmmmmm, according this, the only way he has a chance of winning is if he can prove authorship of the rumour....

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/?p=2717

What stupid thing to do. If he let it go then the rumour dies amongst a small hockey crowd but now it will get wider circulation (and ridicule) with more press.