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Canadian Spammer Who Ignored US Judgment Discovers Canadian Courts Are Willing To Uphold US Rulings

from the spam-spam-spam-spam dept

Earlier this year, we wrote about how Canadian spammer Adam Guerbuez had lost a lawsuit in the US brought by Facebook, alleging he spammed millions of accounts. He didn't just ignore the ruling; he gleefully mocked it on his own blog, playing up the huge amount ($873 million) the court awarded Facebook and referring to himself as the "$873 million man." Apparently, he didn't count on the news that a Canadian court would uphold the ruling and order him to pay. With some additional damages and the Canadian exchange rate, he apparently owes Facebook $1,068,928,721.46. I'm going to assume that this is more than he has -- though, I would imagine all of the photos on his blog highlighting himself living the good life probably won't help. In fact, now he's claiming that he's declared bankruptcy, so he's still not planning on paying. Again, all those photos on the site... might not look so good in bankruptcy court. That said, a billion dollar fine is a ridiculous amount for spam, no matter how annoying you believe spam might be.

Filed Under: adam guerbuez, canada, spam
Companies: facebook


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 6 Oct 2010 @ 10:30am

    @ "no one foresaw"...[this with NAFTA].

    Oh, you're WAY wrong on that. This is exactly the cross-border mingling of "laws" predicted by those of us with a little foresight. We only look at the stated goals and believe what's in plain black and white text. The particular vermin used to initiate this as matter-of-course doesn't matter, sheerly random, if not him, then another. Point is that the principle is being established and will eventually become a merging of "legal" systems, destroying sovereignty, making Americans "subject" to foreign "laws". I foresee LOTS more of such.

    I suppose it's good that your Supreme whatsit will look at it, but may only chisel it into granite. You already admit that a lower court should have tossed it, so I say the FIX is in on the system already.

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