Full text of the lawsuit served on us by Landlord Credit Bureau

In the interest of full transparency with readers of this website I have decided to publish the contents of the Landlord Credit Bureau lawsuit against me and my family. You can download a scan of the entire filing in PDF format above.

My name is David Pace-Bonello and I am the publisher of this website. I’ve lived as a tenant at 94 East Avenue South for nearly 20 years. My wife Joey and I raised children here. This is our home.

A few years back our building was sold to LiveWell Property Management. Our personal data was taken without our consent and given to a company LiveWell shares corporate directors with, the Landlord Credit Bureau.

When this happened, we resisted. We did the research and learned our rights. We found the mechanisms we could use to help protect ourselves from this egregious behaviour. Along the way we even found the information that made the connection between LiveWell and LCB.

Our neighbours aren’t all so fortunate. I opted to take what we had learned and create a resource for our neighbours – other people in our building and other LiveWell properties across the city. I felt they deserved to know the things we had learned before getting entangled with LCB. Why should they have to do the same searches, pay for copies of the same documents and arrive at the same conclusions when the heavy lifting had already been done and what remained was to document the experience and share it?

The Landlord Credit Bureau wants this information removed permanently from the internet and to legally bind me from speaking any further about them. They want to own the domain names and all the writing I have done so they can ensure it never sees the light of day again. They want to ensure my neighbours never have a chance to find this information collected in one place and make use of it.

In order to protect my neighbours rights to see material that may be unflattering to Landlord Credit Bureau or LiveWell I had to identify myself to the corporation I am criticizing and who own the building my family lives in. It’s a scary proposition but the alternative is to let powerful corporations decide what you get to see and whose voices you get to hear on the internet. The alternative is leaving all of my neighbours to fend for themselves.

So now my identity is out there I just wanted to get it out of the way. Who I am doesn’t matter. What Landlord Credit Bureau and LiveWell are doing does and people have a right to hear about it.

That is the final word on this lawsuit until there are developments I can share but I have made my intentions crystal clear to LCBs lawyer this afternoon.