2020 August 27
A.B. v. Google, 2020 QCCS 2663
The Quebec Superior Court ruled that a plaintiff was entitled to amend his claim to seek a permanent injunction against Google. The plaintiff initially sought only an award of compensatory and punitive damages based on Google’s failure to remove defamatory material on the “Rip-Off Report” website from its search results within a reasonable time. The Court considered that the issue of the removal of allegedly defamatory material from Google’s search results was already central to the lawsuit and that adding a claim for a permanent injunction would not introduce a new claim unconnected with the original demand.