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Report: Moore, Bertuzzi still negotiating confidentiality pact

Aug 26, 2014, 12:10 PM EST

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There was some confusion last week as to the status of Steve Moore’s civil suit against Todd Bertuzzi — and now a bit of light has been shed on why.

Per TSN, it sounds as though the two sides have agreed on a settlement but remain in negotiations over the confidentiality agreement. More:

[Bertuzzi's lawyer, Geoff] Adair told TSN that terms of a settlement have been reached and that [Moore's lawyer, Tim] Danson is negotiating over terms of a confidentiality pact. But even if there are any objections, those would be settled by an arbitrator, Adair said.

Moore is free to discuss Bertuzzi’s assault, and its impact on him over the past decade, Adair said.

“The only thing he cannot disclose are terms of the settlement, “Adair said. “And he cannot disparage Todd.”

Last week, both Adair and the Canucks organization released statements claiming a settlement had been reached, ending a lengthy situation that’s been ongoing since Bertuzzi attacked Moore during a game in 2004. The reported settlement came into question, however, when Moore’s brother, Mark, told TSN there wasn’t a finalized deal in place.

Adair also told TSN that, technically, the civil trial is still on the docket for Ontario Superior Court for Sept. 8 — but once the confidentiality pact has been agreed upon, it will be cleared.

  1. pjblake2redwings - Aug 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Thank God for Big Bert that he can finally put all this behind him and maybe get signed for a 1 year contract this year for a 4th line grinder… just not on Detroit lol

  2. skr213 - Aug 26, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    “He cannot disparage Todd.” Well, then by all means allow me! I hope that POS never plays another game of NHL hockey in his life!! He’s already played for 9 seasons more than he should have been allowed.

    • adamal17 - Aug 26, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      Apparently you’ve never made a mistake in your life. Congrats for being the only one in the world.

      • fightingwild - Aug 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM

        Well lets put it this way, you are working as an accountant at a company. Your boss pisses you off & you decide to sucker punch him from behind & drive him face first into the floor. What happens to you? Do you get kicked out of the office for the day? Do you get a five minute rest in the break room? No, you would be fired, arrested & he would sue you for damages & physical & emotional trauma. At which point you would be a felon & would have a hard time finding work. Doesn’t matter that it was one mistake or the first time it happened.

      • Hard to BeLeaf - Aug 26, 2014 at 4:23 PM

        If your job allows fighting, you’d get a slap on the wrist like Bertuzzi got… even though he was suspended for a long time and lost more money than most of us make in the process. But you know… details aren’t as important as throwing that guy you hate under the bus for a mistake he made.

      • bsaures - Aug 26, 2014 at 4:46 PM

        What if they have an accountant fight club?

      • fightingwild - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:07 PM

        It would surprise me, us accountants are a repressed angry group of people. We seem nice on the surface but deep down we really want you dead.

      • bsaures - Aug 27, 2014 at 8:26 AM

        First rule of accounting fight club……all fight club activities are expensed as team building exercises

    • yetidad - Aug 26, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      Agreed.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 26, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      SKR, I agree with you on the ban, but you lost me when you sank to name-calling. Bertuzzi is not a “POS”, he is a person who did something dreadful and whose punishment seems relatively mild to many of us.

      • skr213 - Aug 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM

        Fair enough. I can appreciate that.

  3. bsaures - Aug 26, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Can his brother still talk smack though?

  4. charastein - Aug 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Eye for an eye until the world is blind.

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