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The NHL Asked Steve Moore To Drop His Civil Suit

from Michael Drapack of CBC,

The National Hockey League refused to give Steve Moore $220,000 in a disability payment unless he dropped his civil suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks, new court documents allege.

As well, a new motion was filed to compel former Canucks owner John McCaw Jr. to testify at the trial scheduled to start in September in Ontario Superior Court in Toronto.

Moore is seeking $38 million dollars in damages resulting from the March 8, 2004 on-ice incident. Bertuzzi, the Canucks and Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, owner of the NHL team, are named.

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alwaysaurie's avatar

Moore will win his suit just like Boucha won his before him.

The NHL has made large strides in changing the environment which led to Bertuzzi/Moore(it was bound to happen eventually, somewhere, to someone, until the culture was changed).

Pay the man, settle the suit.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 02/25/14 at 12:03 PM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

March 8, 2004

WOW, that was 10 years ago..

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 02/25/14 at 01:07 PM ET

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$38 million in damages? I hope that’s not what Steve Moore is alleging he would have made over the rest of his NHL career, because if it is, I’d laugh him out of the court. Moore would have been lucky to bank $3 million more before he got sent to the Swiss leagues or AHL for good.

Posted by larry on 02/25/14 at 04:11 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

$38 million in damages? I hope that’s not what Steve Moore is alleging he would have made over the rest of his NHL career, because if it is, I’d laugh him out of the court. Moore would have been lucky to bank $3 million more before he got sent to the Swiss leagues or AHL for good.

Posted by larry on 02/25/14 at 04:11 PM ET

No, but why would damages solely be compensatory? This isn’t a breach of contract suit, where damages are based (more or less) on where you’d be if things had gone according to plan. If anyone ever has a right to argue punitive damages, it’d be someone in his position.

He’s not going to get $38Mill, he knows that, the NHL knows that, all named defendants know that, but he’s most certainly not going to get laughed out of court.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 02/25/14 at 05:03 PM ET

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