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The former owner of the Vancouver Canucks has been ordered to testify if he approved a career-ending sucker punch on Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore by forward Todd Bertuzzi. Cheap Jordans From China . Ontario Superior Court Case Management Master Ronald Dash released the decision on Monday, saying John McCaw Jr. must testify in front of a jury by live video conference. Moores lawyer, Tim Danson, asked the court to compel McCaw - who is based in Seattle - to testify in the case back on February 27. "Holding billionaire owners of NHL teams accountable for the corporate culture they set, and for what happens under their watch is a very important issue," said Danson in a statement on Monday. Its been over 10 years since Bertuzzis infamous hit, and Moores multi-million-dollar lawsuit is set to go to trial on Sept. 8. Danson said last month that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly have already voluntarily agreed to testify. McCaws lawyer, Steven Frankel, argued last month that the court doesnt have jurisdiction to do that and suggested Danson is trying to do an "end run" around very specific court rules. Frankel said there is no evidence before the court that McCaw, who is not an individual defendant, even has relevant evidence to give. A jury should be able to hear McCaw answer whether he knew Canucks players were gunning for retaliation against Moore for a hit weeks earlier on former Canucks captain Markus Naslund that resulted in a concussion, Danson argued. Bertuzzi has alleged the Canucks then-coach Marc Crawford urged his players to make Moore "pay the price," while Crawford has claimed Bertuzzi disobeyed instructions to get off the ice before Moore was attacked. Players were issuing public threats against Moore before the hit, Danson said, and what McCaw did or didnt do about it is "highly relevant to the question of negligence." "Theres no way that you can have the intensity of the public threats over three weeks going on unless the corporate culture set by Mr. McCaw allowed it, and he has to answer to that," Danson said. Danson suggested that McCaw fostered a corporate culture that may have at least implicitly approved such an attack, including having as the president and general manager Brian Burke, who was "unapologetic about promoting violence in hockey." "Were Burke and Crawford carrying out the wishes of McCaw?" Danson suggested. "Or given the wink...when it came to getting Mr. Moore?" McCaw no longer owns the Canucks, having sold his company Orca Bay, now known as Canucks Sports and Entertainment. But he maintains a "very significant financial interest" in the outcome of the lawsuit, as he is still on the hook for half of any liability found against the team, which Danson said was a condition of the sale. "If he doesnt testify, if he doesnt come forward, our case is going to be significantly weakened," Danson said. "So he knows its not in his best interest to testify because if he testifies, it will be....to the benefit of the plaintiffs." Moore is suing Bertuzzi and the Canucks for $38 million for a 2004 on-ice hit that left Moore, then a Colorado Avalanche player, with a concussion and three fractured vertebrae. Bertuzzi pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of assault causing bodily harm and was sentenced in 2006 to a years probation and 80 hours of community service. He also served a multi-game suspension from the NHL but has gone on to play for several other NHL teams, including currently as a forward for the Detroit Red Wings. Jordans From China Real . Left back Layvin Kurzawa put Monaco ahead in the 36th minute with a low shot after being set up by midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, sweeping the ball in after running onto Kondogbias cross from the left. Buy Cheap Jordans Online Real . 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"That was huge," Chicago manager Darold Butler said. "I think it relaxes the team. It just makes things a lot easier when teams have to chase us." Houston doubled home two more runs in the fourth and held Texas at bay until the sixth, when Jackson came on in relief and struck out the side. "Im excited for the kids, for the city of Chicago, for the state of Illinois," Butler said. "Were sleeping in. Just keep everything relaxed. Them still being in a bubble, its not overwhelming for them." Chicago will play the loser of Wednesday nights game between hard-hitting Las Vegas and hard-throwing Mone Davis and her Philadelphia teammates, and the Chicago players plan to be there. Las Vegas routed Chicago 13-2 in four innings on Sunday. Pearlands season didnt end the way manager Don Smith had envisioned. He was happy for his kids, nonetheless. "I told the boys to look around and take it all in," Smith ssaid. Wholesale Jordan Shoes From China. "Theres nothing to be ashamed of. It ended a little sooner than we wanted. They have no idea what theyve done — fourth in the United States." Pearlands lone run came on Joshua Gabinos double in the third inning. Walter Maeker III, pitching for the first time in a month, was the loser despite a game effort. Chicago star Pierce Jones, who leads the Little League World Series with four home runs, injured a leg on a hard-hit ball to right field early in the game, but Butler said he was OK. MEXICO 11, VENEZUELA 1 Juan Garza pitched a four-hitter and struck out six to lead Mexico past Venezuela in five innings. Garza also hit a a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Second baseman Ruy Martinez, who stands 4-foot-8, had three hits and three RBIs for Mexico, while Daniel Quiroz also had three hits with two RBIs. "Hes not a surprise," Mexico manager Hector Arrieta said of Martinez. "Hes a great hitter who brings a lot of energy to the team." 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