Hockey Violence in Canada – Part Deux

June 18, 2009

accident, Negligence

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Lawsuit+names+Victoria+arena+operator+well+former+Salmon+King/1707712/story.html

Victoria, BC

In anticipation of the criminal assault case (blogged below) beginning on June 15, injured hockey player Chris Ferraro unsurprisingly filed a civil suit three days earlier against Robin Gomez and the owner of Gomez’s hockey team. 

In a potpourri of claims, Ferraro is claiming Gomez was negligent and reckless or, in the alternative, intentionally assaulted him.  In addition, Ferraro is claiming that RG Facilities Ltd., owner of the Victoria Salmon Kings hockey team, was vicariously liable for Gomez’s actions or, alternatively, that they were negligent in allowing the team’s coach to encourage Gomez to leave the bench or in failing to take adequate steps to prevent him from leaving the bench.

Ferraro is claiming general damages, punitive and exemplary damages, special damages, and medical costs.

This is going to get interesting.

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