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  1. AJ1982

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    Can't say positively that this refers to Matt Nickerson, it would be libel to do so and then be wrong. But I think he is the only one who left the team for an NHL contract this spring. So it COULD be Nickerson. Anyone no for sure?

    Former Clarkson hockey player subject of battery suit
    by James R. Donnelly, Times Staff Writer
    First published: Saturday, June 12, 2004

    CANTON - A former Clarkson University hockey player who left the team after signing a contract with a National Hockey League team this spring is the subject of a $3 million battery lawsuit.
     
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    Yep it's Matt Nickerson.

    http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/editorial/20040612/14731.asp

    Here's a bit of it.
    My question. Why is this a civil suit and not a criminal case?
     
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    Probably because he just signed his first NHL contract.
     
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    it's probably a money issue... he isn't worth squat if he doesn't make NHL dollars, so you make a civil case and keep him out of jail. Any lawyers out there might also note the ceilings on moneys one can take out of a civil settlement versus a criminal settlement.

    Big dumb arse... can't control the temper on the ice or off it. :shakehead
     
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    Typically, a case goes to criminal court first...the State foots the tab on that lawsuit and if the State wins, then a civil suit follows and the case has been made for them because of the criminal prosecution...I don't know anything about this case - and maybe there's a criminal attorney out there who can confirm or deny what I'm saying - but the fact that they would go with a civil case sounds like the woman wants to force a settlement quick so she can get paid pronto.
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Bad boy, bad boy, bad boy, what ya gonna dooooo.. what ya gonna do when they come for you..

    I thought Matt learnt to keep his temper in check, guess not..
     
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    As a non practicing attorney, I agree or simply she can't meet the higher burden of proof. I imagine it is about getting some cash quick to go away
     
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    A criminal action and civil action are totally different proceedings. A criminal action is brought by the state for violation of a criminal law. Fines are not usually paid to the victim (depends on the statute). Restitution is, but that probably wouldn't be applicable here. The state investigates the alleged crime independently and decides whether to bring charges based on its investigation. The victim's request for prosecution or for no prosecution are just one factor in deciding to prosecute. Obviously, the state has to have some certainty they can prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or they won't prosecute. My guess is the state investigated the incident and decided not to prosecute.
     
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    So will he be allowed to enter into Canada to play in the CHL or will this cause a problem for him with customs?
     
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