Dec 31, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Todd Bertuzzi during practice the day before the Winter Classic hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Bertuzzi's lawyer says Steve Moore's brother "doesn't know what he is talking about"

Another update in the ongoing saga this week in the Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi lawsuit settlement as after the Vancouver Canucks and Todd Bertuzzi’s lawyer confirmed a done deal that was reported as false by Steve Moore’s brother the Bertuzzi lawyers have replied by saying that the brother of the former Colordao Avalanche player “doesn’t know what he is talking about.”

Mark Moore came out and told the media on Thursday morning that TSN’s report and the Canucks press release were misleading because a complete settlement was not reached despite the Bertuzzi lawyers claiming that the settlement was binding. That led to the lawyer of Bertuzzi coming out this afternoon to say that nothing has changed despite the claims of Moore’s brother.

“Mark Moore is not a party to this lawsuit and does not know what he is talking about nor is he very smart to have made untrue defamatory statements such as these,” Adair told the National Post on Thursday.

It seems certain that a deal has in fact been reached despite the attempts of Moore’s brother to claim otherwise and that both parties will be finally moving on from their lengthy court battle before the trial was set to begin on September 8. That means Bertuzzi, who is a free agent will be able to try to find a team as a 39 year old veteran forward.

Meanwhile Bertuzzi has continued his stance on not speaking about the court case that surrounds his dark moment that has clouded his successful NHL career, speaking to the Detroit Press on Wednesday that reminded the same as the former Vancouver forward declined to speak on the issue.

“I have never spoken about this case,” Bertuzzi told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. “I won’t speak of it now. To all my fans, to all the teams and teammates I have played with and to all my friends, thank you. Thank you.”

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