Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore civil trial set to begin in September 2014
A civil trial between Steve Moore and Todd Bertuzzi is slated to begin in September 2014, more than 10 years after Bertuzzi's hit ended Moore's career.
This coming March will mark 10 years since Todd Bertuzzi, then with the Vancouver Canucks attacked Avalanche forward Steve Moore from behind in a game that ended Moore's career and finally, after years and years of waiting, a civil suit finally has a starting date.
The case, which will be held before a jury, will begin on Sept. 8, 2014, and is slated to last three months, according to the CBC.
Moore filed a lawsuit against Bertuzzi way back in 2006 and he's now seeking $38 million in damages as Moore suffered a fractured vertebrae from the hit and never played a game afterward. For one reason after another it was never able to begin and it's still almost a year away now, but it finally looks like the trial will be heard.
Moore had also filed a suit against former Canucks coach Marc Crawford but that suit was dropped in 2012.
Bertuzzi, now a member of the Detroit Red Wings, was suspended for the remainder of the 2003-04 season after the incident and that included the entire postseason.
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