civil lawsuit against T Bertuzzi filed...

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civil lawsuit against T Bertuzzi filed...

Postby penny lane on Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:53 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/sports/iceho ... 60215.html

Suit filed in Ontario; Steve Moore's family citing damages.

:oops: all regrets if posted somewhere
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Postby Jamie on Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:33 pm

I know I will probably get flamed for this, but I think that Moore should be entitled to damages. Bertuzzi attacked him from behind w/o Moore having the opportunity to defend himself. IMO it was not "mutual combat", where both people agreed to go at it. Bertuzzi sucker punched Moore from behind, and then "bulldogged" him to the ice face first.

I really feel sorry for Moore. He will probably never play hockey at a professional level again, if at all.
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Postby netwolf on Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:54 pm

I don't think you'll get flamed for it at all. When that happened, the pro-Bertuzzi posts were few and far between. As far as the hockey punishment went, I thought Bertuzzi got off easy. He shouldn't be playing unthil the start of next season at the earliest.

I am not a fan of the sue-happy society America has turned into, but I hope Steve Moore gets the full amount named in the lawsuit from Bertuzzi.
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Postby the wicked child on Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:37 pm

This is one case where I fully agree with the right to sue. Unfortuantely, that right gets abused by people looking for a cheap buck, but no need to go there. :)
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Postby Orpik Fan on Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:05 pm

Good luck Steve, I hope you get all you can from him plus more!!!
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Postby BritishPenguin on Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:15 pm

I'd like to see Moore win his case. Such a shame what happened to him.
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Postby DelPen on Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:15 pm

I am completely against frivolous lawsuits. But in this case we all saw a deliberate act by Bertuzzi probably end Moore's career and greatly diminished his future earnings.

I see damages being awarded here. Moore should get whatever they figure out he would have earned in his NHL career and use stats and salaries of similar players plus cost of inflation increases to come to that figure.
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:39 pm

Let me add my name to the list that agrees that Moore should be awarded reasonable damages consistant with the loss of his livelyhood.

No one hates frivolous lawsuits more than I, but Steve deserves just compensation.

I find it interesting that not a single poster has taken Betuzzi's side on this matter.
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Postby the wicked child on Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:43 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:Let me add my name to the list that agrees that Moore should be awarded reasonable damages consistant with the loss of his livelyhood.

No one hates frivolous lawsuits more than I, but Steve deserves just compensation.

I find it interesting that not a single poster has taken Betuzzi's side on this matter.


Probably because if this guy wasn't a pro athlete his ass would be in JAIL right now instead of playing in the olympics.
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Postby netwolf on Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:51 pm

the wicked child wrote:Probably because if this guy wasn't a pro athlete his ass would be in JAIL right now instead of playing in the olympics.


Yeah, if the same incident occurred at a men's league game somewhere on a Friday night, he'd be looking at serious jail time for sure.
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