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Can a company website be shut down if it fraudulently misrepresented

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can a company website be shut down if it fraudulently misrepresented company's employee names and how?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A logistic company has listed i as its director on "About Us" page one of the employees who no longer works at the company.
The company has stopped paying owed bills, and collectors are contacting the employee who is listed as a director of sales on company's website. Employee has not worked at the company in over 6 months. Company keeps giving out the xemployee's name as the acting director to the collectors.
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
What province is this please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ontario
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
It may be possible to get an order requiring the company to take down the person's name though it is not likely that the Court would order the closure of the website.But this will be a very expensive lawsuit. A better first step then starting to sue would be to retain a lawyer to send them a letter threatening a lawsuit for both taking the employee's name off the site but also for damages for inconvenience and also for an order for the employee's legal costs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would small claims court handle such lawsuit ?
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
No You need an injunction so that is for superior court unfortunately.

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