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hocper
10-13-2015, 05:00 PM
Here is the article

http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20151013/former-quinnipiac-womens-hockey-coach-rick-seeley-files-suit-against-university

brookyone
10-13-2015, 05:59 PM
http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20151013/former-quinnipiac-womens-hockey-coach-rick-seeley-files-suit-against-university

Blackbeard
10-13-2015, 06:44 PM
http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20151013/former-quinnipiac-womens-hockey-coach-rick-seeley-files-suit-against-university


$15K! Doesn't value his time, reputation and opportunity costs much, does he?

Hux
10-13-2015, 08:45 PM
$15K! Doesn't value his time, reputation and opportunity costs much, does he?

Probably a typo...1.5 million?

shelfit
10-13-2015, 09:03 PM
Never really liked this guy. In life you get what you give and I always figured he'd get what he deserved. I can't see him winning any lawsuit.

joecct
10-13-2015, 09:38 PM
http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20151013/former-quinnipiac-womens-hockey-coach-rick-seeley-files-suit-against-university

From the article

Seeley, the longest-tenured and most successful coach in Quinnipiac women’s hockey history, is seeking in excess of $15,000 in damages.$15,000?

bc6696
10-13-2015, 09:50 PM
Never really liked this guy. In life you get what you give and I always figured he'd get what he deserved. I can't see him winning any lawsuit.

Didn't like him much either, nevertheless, seems to have as strong a case for suing, as QU did for firing him. $15,000 is probably just the minimum to kick it to a higher court.

PuckRush
10-14-2015, 08:08 AM
Never really liked this guy. In life you get what you give and I always figured he'd get what he deserved. I can't see him winning any lawsuit.

They are going to have to take numbers for all the players who will want to testify against him.

pokechecker
10-14-2015, 09:53 AM
"is seeking in excess of $15,000 in damages"

*sigh*some of the reading comprehension of the people here

my advice for him is to claim he is gay, or a transvestite, that's where the big bucks are

joecct
10-14-2015, 11:05 AM
"is seeking in excess of $15,000 in damages"

*sigh*some of the reading comprehension of the people here

my advice for him is to claim he is gay, or a transvestite, that's where the big bucks areI saw the in excess of and I am wondering why so small an amount?

It's only 3 more strokes of the secretary's pinkie to make it $1,500,000.

shelfit
10-14-2015, 12:37 PM
They are going to have to take numbers for all the players who will want to testify against him.

Agreed and not only because players today are much more selfish, vindictive, and full of entitlement issues than ever before, but because he has genuinely left behind a slew of dissatisfied players and their parents during his coaching career from Quinnipiac, Clarkson, and Manhattanville. He's been a "successful" coach but his success has come at a cost too.

Eeyore
10-14-2015, 01:00 PM
Didn't like him much either, nevertheless, seems to have as strong a case for suing, as QU did for firing him. $15,000 is probably just the minimum to kick it to a higher court.

This is close. From the Connecticut rules on pleadings (http://law.justia.com/codes/connecticut/2005/title52/sec52-91.html):


When money damages are sought in the demand for relief, the demand for relief shall set forth: (1) That the amount, legal interest or property in demand is fifteen thousand dollars or more, exclusive of interest and costs; or (2) that the amount, legal interest or property in demand is two thousand five hundred dollars or more but is less than fifteen thousand dollars, exclusive of interest and costs; or (3) that the amount, legal interest or property in demand is less than two thousand five hundred dollars, exclusive of interest and costs. In addition, in a contract action in which only money damages are sought and in which the amount, legal interest or property in demand is less than fifteen thousand dollars, exclusive of interest and costs, the demand for relief shall also set forth whether or not the remedy sought is based upon an express or implied promise to pay a definite sum.

All this figure says is that Seeley is suing for at least $15,000; it gives no indication of how much he is seeking beyond that.

SJHovey
10-14-2015, 04:47 PM
This is close. From the Connecticut rules on pleadings (http://law.justia.com/codes/connecticut/2005/title52/sec52-91.html):



All this figure says is that Seeley is suing for at least $15,000; it gives no indication of how much he is seeking beyond that.You're not allowed to. That's why the rules say what they do. Many states have rules that simply say you are suing for "an amount in excess of ____", and then set a small amount, like $15,000. The reason for this is lawyers would just put an absurd number in the Complaint, like $50,000,000,000.00, and the headline of next day's paper would read, "Coach sues school for Fifty Billion dollars!" It's a rule designed to put an end to that nonsense, and has nothing to do with the actual damages claimed by the plaintiff, or what they might recover.

brookyone
10-14-2015, 04:59 PM
In my process service days the documentation always read "not less than" $XXXXX.

joecct
10-15-2015, 05:06 AM
Now that the law has been clarified, does anyone think Coach Seeley has a shot?

pokechecker
10-15-2015, 08:18 AM
Now that the law has been clarified, does anyone think Coach Seeley has a shot?

the Miller drama isn't enough for you?

OK, this is women's hockey, maybe that's an angle to increase attendance and interest, between periods of every game a panel discussion of the Miller & Seely lawsuits, review of what the Kardashien's are up to, Michele Obama's tips for eating right, perhaps even highlights of the Ellen show.

joecct
10-15-2015, 09:38 AM
the Miller drama isn't enough for you?

OK, this is women's hockey, maybe that's an angle to increase attendance and interest, between periods of every game a panel discussion of the Miller & Seely lawsuits, review of what the Kardashien's are up to, Michele Obama's tips for eating right, perhaps even highlights of the Ellen show.

This thread will not get to 900 posts.

Skate79
10-15-2015, 08:17 PM
http://www.nhregister.com/sports/20151013/former-quinnipiac-womens-hockey-coach-rick-seeley-files-suit-against-university

First thought; why does a coach need a $900 a month car allowance? Was the University going to pay his auto lease or new car payment? Plus fuel and maintenance?

Second thought; this suit is partially predicated on statements made by a parent of a Clarkson player who was allegedly abused by Seeley in 2003-'04. Clarkson didn't find any wrongdoing yet apparently Q30, the student TV station ignored that piece of information and published the statements made by the father of the player. Seeley may or may not win against the University for his alleged abuse of players but he sure seems to have a case against the TV station if in fact they did not present the information regarding Clarkson's dismissal of the charges in 2004.

redrocker
10-19-2015, 10:51 AM
First thought; why does a coach need a $900 a month car allowance? Was the University going to pay his auto lease or new car payment? Plus fuel and maintenance?



Pretty standard for coaches. They do a lot of driving. $900 is kind of high, though its possibly 450 for himself and 450 for a "staff" vehicle used by assistants.

Still piddly compared to college football coaches, who also get perks like membership to the country club of their choice paid for in addition to their seven-figure salaries.

giwan
10-19-2015, 09:00 PM
the Miller drama isn't enough for you?

OK, this is women's hockey, maybe that's an angle to increase attendance and interest, between periods of every game a panel discussion of the Miller & Seely lawsuits, review of what the Kardashien's are up to, Michele Obama's tips for eating right, perhaps even highlights of the Ellen show.

Can we get opinions from Cait as well? Maybe ah her fashion tips? :)