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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Customer: replied 2 years 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:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
What province is this please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ontario
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.
would small claims court handle such lawsuit ?
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
No You need an injunction so that is for superior court unfortunately.

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