Do we have a lawyer in the house?
Tom Benjamin builds on a point I made when I first heard about Steve Moore suing Todd Bertuzzi.
The case was filed in Denver because in Canada it is a nickle and dime case. There is not significantly less money in Canada. There is no money in Canada. Only in the United States is this a big money case....It's a legal loophole really, and my lawyering experience is limited to the degree I bought online. But, as I said earlier, I think Moore should be compensated for how significant his injuries are (which is—surprise, surprise—something else Tom disputes in the comments section):
Moore moved the case from where he was sure to win and sure to receive an appropriate (in my opinion) award. He moved it to a place where the case is much more of a stretch but will give him an inappropriate (in my opinion) award if he wins. I don't think that reflects particularly well on Steve Moore myself.
If Naslund had been assaulted and suffered the same injury, he is playing again in a couple of months. If Naslund had been assaulted and it ended up in a career ending injury it wouldn't matter where he sued. He's getting a huge whack of money.The only problem here being: How Tom knows that Moore's injuries aren't career-ending, I haven't the foggiest. He's saying that Naslund is somehow able to overcome the same injury when Moore is 'faking it' in order to sue, something he can't possibly know.
Like a lot of Tom's posts, he follows some great information and insight with a ridiculous assertion like this.