Sens' Phillips joins Heatley, suing former agent
BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
|Chris Phillips is joining former teammate Dany Heatley in suing former agent Stacey McAlpine to recover lost money as a result of bad real estate deals, according to a report. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency/Files)
Chris Phillips has joined former teammate Dany Heatley by suing ex-agent Stacey McAlpine.
According to a report in Thursday’s Globe and Mail, Phillips has launched a $7.5-million suit to recover lost money as a result of bad real estate deals. Last month it was revealed Heatley is suing McAlpine for $11 million because of similar circumstances.
The report said Phillips launched the suit at the Ontario court in Ottawa during the summer because he felt was misled by McAlpine and hasn’t been able to recover monies.
“Chris is angry and disappointed with the conduct of Stacey McAlpine,” said Peter Mantas, Phillips’ lawyer. “He trusted Mr. McAlpine. … He will vigorously pursue this litigation against Mr. McAlpine.”
The report said Phillips hasn’t been able to access more than $5.5 million of his money being handled by McAlpine.
Phillips claim alleges the money was used to buy a condo in Ottawa where Heatley was supposed to live and a property near Kenora called Deception Bay.