We'll believe there's a settlement when Moore says so

EX-NHLer Steve Moore and his lawyer have yet to confirm or deny if there is a settlement reached...

EX-NHLer Steve Moore and his lawyer have yet to confirm or deny if there is a settlement reached with Todd Bertuzzi. (REUTERS FILES)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:42 PM ET

Five days after the settlement was apparently reached in the case against Todd Bertuzzi, there is nothing but silence from Steve Moore and Tim Danson.

They have not announced a settlement. They have not issued a statement or a release of any kind. They have not said anything, which for Danson, the lawyer, is absolutely out of character.

This has nothing to do with any confidentiality clause being agreed to. If Danson or Moore believed a deal was done, had a signed document, they would have acknowledged so. If all parties had signed off on the agreement, all would have acknowledged the case was over.

What’s interesting here is the way the story came out, first through Bertuzzi contacts, then through his lawyer Geoff Adair, and after that from the former owner of the Vancouver Canucks, who admitted an out-of-court settlement was agreed to in the $68-million lawsuit.

The two sides being sued have insisted there is a deal. The victim, though, has said nothing.


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