Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Who Paid Private Investigators To Follow Steve Moore?

"Former NHL player Steve Moore last summer was under surveillance by several private investigators who followed him and sometimes parked their cars for prolonged periods outside Moore's parents' home in Thornhill, the Star has learned.

In late July, Moore filed a complaint with the York Regional Police Department, said a person familiar with the matter.

It's unclear who hired the investigators who shadowed Moore, a former Colorado Avalanche forward whose hockey career was cut short when he was attacked by Vancouver Canucks star Todd Bertuzzi."

Talk about strange. The defence team for Todd Bertuzzi flat out denied hiring investigators to spy on Moore, who is suing both Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks organization.

On the other hand, the Vancouver Canucks refused to answer the question. In other words, the Canucks did not deny or confirm it.

"Moore's lawyer, Tim Danson, in a Nov.22 deposition with Canucks general manager David Nonis asked whether he knew if Moore had been followed. Canucks lawyer Alan D'Silva interrupted and ordered Nonis not to respond.

"So you're refusing to tell me whether or not surveillance even exists on my client?" Danson asked.

"Correct," D'Silva answered.

"So I understand your position, if there is surveillance you're only going to advise me if you intend to use it at trial?"

"Correct," D'Silva replied."

Once again, the Canucks did not deny hiring the investigators.

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