Summoned by NBI for a libel suit on a forum
I got the subpoena last Monday and it came from the National Bureau of Investigation which is investigating an alleged libel in a forum I used to help manage.
Actually, the summons was a little cryptic so I really didn’t know much about it until today after the meeting at the NBI Cybercrime and Fraud Division office. My initial impression was that this was part of another existing lawsuit we have right now (an almost similar one) so I had to have my lawyers present as well.
Apparently, some members of the forum were posting allegedly libelous statements in the message boards against a huge real-estate company. They claim that these statements have affected their worldwide sales which is why they’re hunting down the ones who posted those messages.
Though it turned out to be some mis-understanding and my name was just included because I was part of the forum many years back. I no longer have any involvement with that site for such a long time so we just had to send in an affidavit to formalize that and close it from my end.
My friend who still runs that site up to now was with me in the meeting and he’s willing to cooperate with NBI if the complainants want to pursue the case.
So, while this one is a relief for me, I’m still up in a legal battle on another case. Another story for another day. Ahh, and I thought it’s only in the US where people file cases to milk some money off other people.