ormer Vancouver Canucks general manager Brian Burke has quietly won a default judgment in B.C. Supreme Court against five online posters who allegedly defamed him.
The five defendants -- who are only identified by their online surnames NoFixed Address, CamBarkerfan, Lavy 16, Tulowd and Naggah -- had failed to file and serve a notice of response to Burke’s lawsuit within the time allowed.
Burke, who is now president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames, had earlier won the right to serve his legal papers against the online commenters via the message boards they used to spread the allegedly defamatory material.
One individual, believed to be a commenter identified as “Mowerman” was tracked by a process server to a home in Ontario in June.
The process server noted a man mowing the lawn of the property and asked if he was the individual in question.
“The man refused to answer these questions, became irritated and ordered the process server off the property,” says the court document.
The suit was filed in B.C. because Burke has had work done by a local law firm now handling the defamation suit.
The default judgment was granted Sept. 11 by a deputy registrar of the B.C. Supreme Court.
What a turd of a human being.