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Last month, Eugene Melnyk had filed a lawsuit of 700 million against John Ruddy, Trinity, and other partners after both parties were unable to agree on the project of revitalization of LeBreton flats.
The tension in the dispute in law between the owner of the Ottawa Senators Eugene Melnyk and his business partner John Ruddy on a new project of amphitheatre in the centre of the city has climbed up a notch.
Ruddy and the group Trinity Development Group Inc. continue Melnyk and the group, Capital Sports Management Inc. (CSIM) to 1 billion in damages, after having filed a counterclaim on Tuesday.
Last month, Melnyk had filed a lawsuit of 700 million against Ruddy, Trinity, and other partners after both parties were unable to agree on the project of revitalization of LeBreton flats, which was to include the construction of a new arena in the NHL.
In the counterclaim, Trinity states that the pursuit of Melnyk has “no basis” and argues that ” the allegations against John Ruddy are especially scandalous “.
She adds that ” CSIM and Melnyk are motivated by the hope that the City of Ottawa, or Trinity finance and construct the amphitheatre of 500 million dollars for the hockey team, the Ottawa Senators and that the Senators get a leave of absence of rental costs for 30 years. CSIM also wants the rights identification of the amphitheatre and a level of control unreasonable draft on the flats. “
In its lawsuit, the group Melnyk states that Trinity wants to develop on a plot of land adjacent to a project that is in direct competition with the project LeBreton.
Ruddy spoke by way of a press release that they still wish to pursue its activities in the project LeBreton.
“I want to be clear : I am dedicated to the development of this project, he said. The project that we propose is the right one. I’m going to work with the national capital Commission, the City of Ottawa and the community to find solutions that will allow us to realise this project and to avoid losing these prestigious land for another generation. “
The Senators are changing currently with the Centre for Canadian Tire in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa.