When I got Jim’s initial threat, I naturally treated it with the seriousness it deserved. After careful consultation with my army of high priced lawyers, I replied:
Thanks for your interest in my blog.
Unfortunately, I get so much fan mail that I cannot respond to all of it personally, but rest assured that I do read and appreciate all of it.
I am kind of flattered that he thinks this blog is important enough to waste $75 filing a Small Claims Court Complaint in Ontario.
I am pretty sure emailing me a blurry PDF does not count as serving me with the document, but what I know about Canadian law would fill a very short book. I guess I will need to read up on it one evening. I am still not sure any amount of reading will find a Canadian law matching the complaint “Un-authorized[sic] publication of my personal name (un-konwingly[sic] at first knowingley[sic] and willingly after) cuasing[sic] seriouse[sic] damage to my reputation”.
I do hope he is also suing the schizophrenic, voice hearing brother for the initial unauthorized use of his name. If me using it once is worth $10000 worth of reputation, then the brother plastering it all over the internet must be getting a huge bill.
When I am served properly, I guess I will have to reply. Until then, here is the blurry PDF of the complaint. It looks real enough to me, but I suspect the court might have more luck communicating with me if he included a country in my address.