Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dany Heatley Sues Former Agent and Others For $11-Million
Our favorite Wild Player, Dany Heatley has filed an $11 million dollar lawsuit in an Alberta court.
According to the Globe and Mail:
Heatley, a left winger with the Minnesota Wild, alleges that his former agent and business adviser, Stacey McAlpine, as well as McAlpine’s parents, Gerald and Eugenia, lured him into several real-estate ventures across Canada and the United States with promises of huge returns that never materialized. The lawsuit, filed last week in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary, also alleges that Heatley’s former agent dipped into his bank accounts and made unauthorized withdrawals of more than $4-million.
The 20-page statement of claim alleges conspiracy, oppression, breach of fiduciary obligation and unjust enrichment by the McAlpine family, which Heatley accuses of using multiple corporate entities “as a sham, cloak or alter ego, in order to shield themselves from personal liability.”
The defendant companies named in court documents are Presidential Suites Inc., Waterfront Development Inc., McAlpine Sports Management Inc. and NSEM Management Inc. They are no longer operating in Calgary. Attempts to reach the principals – the McAlpine family, who now reside in Winnipeg and Kenora, Ont. – were unsuccessful. Stacey McAlpine is no longer on the list of certified agents with the National Hockey League Players’ Association.
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Posted by MN Wild Freak