Via Slashdot, I read about this charming turn of events in Ontario. A Waterloo mother of three become concerned about apparent construction deficiencies in her subdivision, and started a website to document them. Now she’s being sued for libel by the developer, Activa Holdings Inc (couldn’t find a website):
On Sept. 16, Lanteigne received news that she was being sued for libel by developer Activa Holdings Inc., one of the largest developers in the region.
The statement of claim said “the malicious, high-handed and arrogant conduct of the Defendant warrants an award of punitive or exemplary damages to ensure that the Defendant is appropriately punished for her conduct and deterred from such conduct in the future.”
Here’s a Google cache of her website (without photos, unfortunately). Her (heh) Geocities site exceeded capacity–somebody ought to host it for her. It looks like Canada could also use some anti-SLAPP legislation.