Facebook fails to get accused fraudster's lawsuit tossed from B.C. court

Facebook has lost its bid to toss out a $50-million B.C. lawsuit from an alleged scam artist over an “imposter page” that used his name and likeness.

Vancouver Island resident Timothy Craig Durkin filed suit against the social media giant in the summer of 2020, claiming that he had been trying for months to get administrators to take down the phoney account without any success.

In response, Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms Inc., filed an application in B.C. Supreme Court to have the claim struck as an abuse of process.

Last week, Justice John Steeves declined to strike the file, finding that despite Durkin’s checkered legal past, there is no evidence

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