Moore & Bertuzzi officially reach an agreement: NHL violence avoids spotlight for now

Steve Moore and Todd Bertuzzi
Thursday, 11 September 2014 By Joseph M. Hanna

The decade long legal battle between Todd Bertuzzi and former Colorado Avalanche player Steve Moore is officially at rest.

After confusing reportsof a potential settlement between Moore and Bertuzzi surfaced about two weeks ago, they were quickly underminedby Steve Moore’s brother,3 Mark, claiming the deal was a farce to pressure Steve into settling.

The allegations were finally ended on Thursday, however, when Steve Moore released an official statement leaving no suspicion or doubt: “the legal case for the loss of my NHL career is over. I have accepted a settlement4 agreement which has now been finalized and signed by all the parties.” As was anticipated, the amount was not disclosed, nor will it likely ever be.

Moore’s lawsuit arose from a career-ending sucker punch he received on ice from Todd Bertuzzi, a member of the Canucks, back in March of 2004. A few weeks prior, Moore landed a questionable body-check on Vancouver’s Captain, Markus Naslund, giving him a concussion. Vancouver players publicly spoke out about Moore, calling him a marked man.

To continue reading or watching login or register here

Already a member? Sign in

Get access to all of the expert analysis and commentary at LawInSport including articles, webinars, conference videos and podcast transcripts.  Find out more here.

Related Articles

Written by

Joseph M. Hanna

Joseph M. Hanna

Joseph Hanna is a partner of Goldberg Segalla and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with a focus on sports and entertainment law and retail, hospitality, and development litigation. Joe represents sports franchises, professional athletes, and movie studios with various issues related to licensing, contracts, and day-to-day management. He serves as Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Law Practice Group and editor of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog. In addition, Joe is the Chair of Goldberg Segalla's Diversity Task Force. He possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.


Legal Advisors

Upcoming Events

There are no up-coming events

Copyright © LawInSport Limited 2010 - 2022. These pages contain general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter. The information provided here was accurate as of the day it was posted; however, the law may have changed since that date. This information is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. LawInSport is not responsible for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this information. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.