Steve Moore’s civil suit against the Vancouver Canucks and Todd Bertuzzi, a.k.a. hockey’s pending O.J. Trial, just got about $30 million more interesting. Moore’s lawyers have filed documents that increase his financial claims in the case from $38 million to $68 million, according to the Toronto Star. Moore is seeking damages after a sucker-punch from Bertuzzi in a March 8, 2004 game between the Canucks and the Colorado Avalanche ended his hockey career; Bertuzzi pled guilty to an assault charge, and his suspension ended up lasting 17 months from the NHL. Why the increase? The entire basis of the trial is about Moore losing future earnings due to the incident. From the Toronto Star: The Canucks and Bertuzzi will argue at trial that estimates Moore would make $35 million during his NHL career are wildly off-base. Moore’s expert list will include hockey executives who will say that he would have blossomed into a top-six forward.
Steve Moore now seeking $68 million in Todd Bertuzzi suit
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 3