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Moore’s lawyer wants to know why Bertuzzi dropped case against Crawford

Jan 23, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

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Earlier this month, Todd Bertuzzi dropped a lawsuit against his former coach, Marc Crawford — a lawsuit that alleged Crawford had encouraged Bertuzzi to seek retribution against Colorado forward Steve Moore nearly eight years ago.

Now Moore’s legal team wants to know why the lawsuit was dropped.

We all remember what happened on Mar. 8, 2004, during a game between Vancouver and the Colorado Avalanche. Moore hasn’t played since and is suing Bertuzzi and the company that owns the Canucks for $38 million in a case that’s expected to start in September or October.

Today, Moore’s lawyer, Tim Danson, argued in a Toronto court that the dropping of the lawsuit may indicate a conspiracy against his client.

“This agreement . . . is the (hockey) code in action,” Danson told Superior Court Master Ronald Dash, as reported by Postmedia. “It’s making sure that those on that side are making a united front against Mr. Moore.”

I’m no law-talking guy, but I don’t blame Danson for being suspicious. I’d want to know why the lawsuit was dropped, too. Was it because Bertuzzi’s legal team concluded the suit had no merit? Or was it to curry favor with Crawford before he testified on what happened that day?

  1. drewsylvania - Jan 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Who the hell knows. Ask them.

  2. yettyskills - Jan 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Id like to know why Im still hearing a lil rat who got what was coming to him yammer about this year after year.

    • spokedjackets - Jan 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

      Wow, big talk.

    • drewsylvania - Jan 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM

      Classic ITG behavior.

  3. blkeskimo1785 - Jan 23, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    You are a tool, yetty.

  4. haterzgonahate - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    a coincidence that the Moore stories resurface as Bertuzzi seems to be getting his groove back? nawww

  5. soro17 - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    I’m surprised Moore still has Danson as counsel. He has muffed this one from the beginning, when he advised Moore to file suit in Colorado on the basis of a conspiracy being formed in Colorado to injure Moore in Vancouver. Any first year law student would have advised Moore that this was ridiculous advice; advice that cost Moore at least two years of bickering and costs and ended in entirely predictable fashion – the Colorado judge ruled that there was no basis for hearing the matter in Colorado. Danson’s public statements since that time, such as the statements above, have been equally ridiculous and have served to make his client one of the least sympathetic plaintiff’s in memory. Alleging a fresh conspiracy after 7 years of posturing and delay, largely instigated by Danson, is farcical. It is too bad, had Moore retained more pragmatic counsel he would likely be enjoying his cash and probably would have been able to devote time and energy towards attempting a comeback.

  6. theboxcar314 - Jan 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    First off Bertuzzi should be in jail.And if crawford sent him out o deliberately hurt him HE should be in jail too.Bertuzzi is a PUNK

  7. yettyskills - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Known rat had it coming

    Cry me a river that he fell awkwardly when get got his because the punk was too much of a coward to fight when Bert was repeatedly pulling on his jersey before jumping him.

  8. blacksabbathrulesall - Jan 24, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Bertuzzi is a turd.

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