HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Sean Avery prevails in libel suit against Howard Berger

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
09-20-2009, 01:29 AM
  #1
RangerBoy
#freejtmiller
 
RangerBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 32,966
vCash: 500
Sean Avery prevails in libel suit against Howard Berger

Quote:
The Rangers' Sean Avery won a settlement in his libel case against Toronto radio reporter Howard Berger following mediation earlier this month, Slap Shots has learned. The suit was brought in the aftermath of the pregame incident in Toronto on Nov. 10, 2007, after which Berger alleged that Avery had made comments to Jason Blake relating to the Leaf winger's previously diagnosed cancer. Terms of the settlement are confidential. Avery has at least one more pending suit relating to the incident.
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_...G3jm4hlsp0EbOM

So much has happened since then. Brooks did report Sean was going to sue but you did not hear much about the case.

Berger said a Ranger player told him about Avery's alleged comments about Blake. Avery had an incident with Darcy Tucker in pre-game warmups.

RangerBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 03:32 AM
  #2
Chimp
Registered User
 
Chimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: In my food garden.
Country: Sweden
Posts: 10,709
vCash: 500
Good for Avery. Berger certainly deserves it, I remember that crap he wrote in the paper, which was based on nothing.

I throw it up on the Toronto board as well and give you credit for it RangerBoy.

Chimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 04:14 AM
  #3
hlundqvist30*
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,520
vCash: 500
God the 2 weeks following that incident were an epic mess on HF, and literally hundreds of posters looked like absolute idiots after bashing Avery for something that a reporter made up.

Although, once the news came out that it was a ******** article, that didn't stop people from referencing the imaginary incident.

hlundqvist30* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 06:21 AM
  #4
Blueblood 2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 874
vCash: 500
I hope the settlement was not from a finding of diminished value or earning capability. He is being paid handsomely by Dallas!

Blueblood 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 08:53 AM
  #5
DutchShamrock
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 5,170
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by hlundqvist30 View Post
God the 2 weeks following that incident were an epic mess on HF, and literally hundreds of posters looked like absolute idiots after bashing Avery for something that a reporter made up.

Although, once the news came out that it was a ******** article, that didn't stop people from referencing the imaginary incident.
and this won't stop people either. It did it's damage and it won't be undone.

DutchShamrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 09:02 AM
  #6
SkerZ
LGR
 
SkerZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NEW YORK
Posts: 583
vCash: 500
I love how many people hate Avery....The guy is awesome he gets his job done and he makes the games that much more exciting to watch good for him and his court case win

SkerZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 10:14 AM
  #7
we want cup
Ants in the Pants
 
we want cup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minneapolis
Country: United States
Posts: 11,238
vCash: 500
I don't see why Avery wouldn't sue. The damage done to his reputation is huge. Without that incident, "sloppy seconds" probably isn't as big of a deal, either.

we want cup is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 10:22 AM
  #8
SomebodySaveKreider
Registered User
 
SomebodySaveKreider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 2,556
vCash: 500
Good for Sean.

So often we see people say "oh those allegations of me doing/saying that are false!!!" Then they just let it die.

Sean made sure to hit this jerk where it hurts the most.

SomebodySaveKreider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 11:03 AM
  #9
LeafsGuru93
me & Dave Ellett
 
LeafsGuru93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: TORONTO
Country: Greece
Posts: 5,226
vCash: 500
I dislike Avery more then anyone but what Berger did, I hope he gets fired for that. Lying like that, that Avery said something about Blake's (or anyone's) cancer is the lowest thing anyone can do in journalism.

FYI Ranger fans, Leafs fans never liked Berger.

Good job on Sean for exposing Berger for the lair he is. well Leafs fans already knew that but now everyone knows that.

__________________
It's not how they died that made them heroes, it's how they lived, putting others safety 1st, each & every day. Thanks Toronto police for keeping us safe. -RIP Sgt. Ryan Russell, Const. Garrett Styles.
LeafsGuru93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 11:12 AM
  #10
OverTheCap
Registered User
 
OverTheCap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10,041
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Berger said a Ranger player told him about Avery's alleged comments about Blake. Avery had an incident with Darcy Tucker in pre-game warmups.
I wonder if Berger is making that up, trying to place blame on someone else, or if one of the Rangers really did tell Berger about those supposed comments.

Pretty messed up of that Ranger player if true. I know some teammates don't like Avery but that's not right. Wonder who it was...

OverTheCap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 12:40 PM
  #11
CaptainObvi0us
HFB Partner
 
CaptainObvi0us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 968
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by hlundqvist30 View Post
God the 2 weeks following that incident were an epic mess on HF, and literally hundreds of posters looked like absolute idiots after bashing Avery for something that a reporter made up.

Although, once the news came out that it was a ******** article, that didn't stop people from referencing the imaginary incident.
Rumor has it that Avery printed out that thread & used this as evidence that his reputation had been tarnished by the comments that Berger made

CaptainObvi0us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 06:51 PM
  #12
Chief
Registered User
 
Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: NY, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 1,845
vCash: 500
The headline for this thread and Brooks himself are misleading.

Sean Avery didn't "win" anything in a courtroom. The other side simply decided it made more sense to settle than to continue to fight this battle. Those decisions are often based on the high costs to defend a lawsuit. In fact, people often settle even when they're "right" because the lawsuit gets too costly for them. In this case, you'd think a reporter and his newspaper would want to protect his integrity - even at a high financial cost - but these are hard financial times so who knows.

And for what it's worth, Drury was supposedly Berger's source.

Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 07:05 PM
  #13
nyr2k2
Can't Beat Him
 
nyr2k2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Country: United States
Posts: 24,811
vCash: 50
Awards:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief View Post
The headline for this thread and Brooks himself are misleading.

Sean Avery didn't "win" anything in a courtroom. The other side simply decided it made more sense to settle than to continue to fight this battle. Those decisions are often based on the high costs to defend a lawsuit. In fact, people often settle even when they're "right" because the lawsuit gets too costly for them. In this case, you'd think a reporter and his newspaper would want to protect his integrity - even at a high financial cost - but these are hard financial times so who knows.

And for what it's worth, Drury was supposedly Berger's source.
The title says nothing about winning in a courtroom.

nyr2k2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 07:19 PM
  #14
NY Ranger86
Registered User
 
NY Ranger86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ryan = Cup
Posts: 921
vCash: 500
Quote:
And for what it's worth, Drury was supposedly Berger's source.
please.

NY Ranger86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 10:51 PM
  #15
The Thomas J.*
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 18,847
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief View Post
The headline for this thread and Brooks himself are misleading.


And for what it's worth, Drury was supposedly Berger's source.
What? First I ever heard about this.

Berger abused his position as a reporter he should be Fired never to work reporting the news AGAIN!

The Thomas J.* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 11:19 PM
  #16
clmetsfan
Registered User
 
clmetsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 3,916
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief View Post
And for what it's worth, Drury was supposedly Berger's source.
I'm dying to see you provide a source for that. That seems like something you read on the Leafs board with no basis in reality whatsoever.

clmetsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 11:37 PM
  #17
The Lunatic Fridge
Registered User
 
The Lunatic Fridge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 28,289
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to The Lunatic Fridge Send a message via MSN to The Lunatic Fridge
Intresting...drury , the guy who smiles whenever him and avery are seen together ( and you dont see drury do much of that to begin with)

Yeah i'm going to belive that

The Lunatic Fridge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
09-20-2009, 11:57 PM
  #18
Brooklyn Ranger
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn, of course
Posts: 8,582
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief View Post
The headline for this thread and Brooks himself are misleading.

Sean Avery didn't "win" anything in a courtroom. The other side simply decided it made more sense to settle than to continue to fight this battle. Those decisions are often based on the high costs to defend a lawsuit. In fact, people often settle even when they're "right" because the lawsuit gets too costly for them. In this case, you'd think a reporter and his newspaper would want to protect his integrity - even at a high financial cost - but these are hard financial times so who knows.

And for what it's worth, Drury was supposedly Berger's source.
"For what it's worth," you have now done to Drury what was done to Avery. Lucky you're not a journalist.

Brooklyn Ranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-21-2009, 12:47 AM
  #19
bcrt2000
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,496
vCash: 500
The fan590 stood behind Berger so they likely are paying the settlement.

bcrt2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-21-2009, 01:12 AM
  #20
danno2530
 
danno2530's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 6,453
vCash: 500
Send a message via Yahoo to danno2530
Good for Avery. Berger deserves it after putting that out in the media. Then again, what do you expect with someone affiliated with Eklund.

danno2530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-21-2009, 02:03 AM
  #21
MasterofGrond
No, I'm not serious.
 
MasterofGrond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Richmond, VA
Country: United States
Posts: 11,635
vCash: 500
I dislike Avery and all, but good for him. Seriously, libel is bad news. Tarnishing a man's reputation unfairly, for any reason, is reprehensible.

MasterofGrond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-21-2009, 02:22 AM
  #22
bobbop
Henrik & Pop
 
bobbop's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Suburban Phoenix
Country: United States
Posts: 5,247
vCash: 500
Some insurance company somewhere is paying the settlement.

Since most of you here are fairly young here's some advice to you -- when you start accumulating any wealth, own a house etc. you need to get a personal liability policy to protect your assets. It sits over your homeowners and auto liability policies. In this litigous society we live in, normal people get sued every day. (Not that Howard Berger is normal) You need to be protected.

bobbop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-21-2009, 03:24 AM
  #23
Ola
Registered User
 
Ola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sweden
Country: Sweden
Posts: 18,935
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chief View Post
And for what it's worth, Drury was supposedly Berger's source.
No, thats not correct.

1. Someone on the Rangers were supposedly Bergers source.

2. Someone respected on the Rangers were supposedly disturbed by Avery's antics.

These two things also wasn't even repoted at the same time. There is no connection between the two at all.

I don't think much at all points to wards the fact that it was Drury. Drury could very well have said to a repoter "he is gooing over the line at times" off the record. But couldn't it just as well have been Redden? Or any of the other vets?

Then on the Bergers source. We don't know if he had a source or not. He did not report a source the first time. It could just as well have been himself trying to put 1+1 together. And if he had a source, it could have been anyone.

Also, didn't Jason Blake himself after a while confirm that Avery didn't comment on his cancer?

Ola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
09-21-2009, 04:20 AM
  #24
The Lunatic Fridge
Registered User
 
The Lunatic Fridge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 28,289
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to The Lunatic Fridge Send a message via MSN to The Lunatic Fridge
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ola View Post
No, thats not correct.

1. Someone on the Rangers were supposedly Bergers source.

2. Someone respected on the Rangers were supposedly disturbed by Avery's antics.

These two things also wasn't even repoted at the same time. There is no connection between the two at all.

I don't think much at all points to wards the fact that it was Drury. Drury could very well have said to a repoter "he is gooing over the line at times" off the record. But couldn't it just as well have been Redden? Or any of the other vets?

Then on the Bergers source. We don't know if he had a source or not. He did not report a source the first time. It could just as well have been himself trying to put 1+1 together. And if he had a source, it could have been anyone.

Also, didn't Jason Blake himself after a while confirm that Avery didn't comment on his cancer?
The dbag lies about avery mocking cancer but he can't lie about teamates stabbing avery in the back? c'mon now.(not that im point this to you its just to show some people they need their eyes checked if they belive that drury line for even a second)

The Lunatic Fridge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
09-21-2009, 05:30 AM
  #25
JLHockeyKnight
IMA Real American
 
JLHockeyKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Central Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 19,438
vCash: 500
While we're at it can we get Avery to take out Eklund too?

JLHockeyKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.