The Chicago Blackhawks and attorneys representing Kyle Seaside and John Doe 2 have agreed to interact in non-binding mediation subsequent month in an try to settle the 2 lawsuits filed in opposition to the crew. Legal professionals for the Blackhawks and for Seaside and John Doe 2 launched a joint assertion Tuesday outlining the method.
“We’re working collectively to realize a good decision of each instances outdoors of the litigation course of,” they stated in a press release to [Update News]. “To that finish, now we have agreed to enter mediation with a mutually agreed-upon third-party mediator, commencing on December fifteenth, and can interact in good religion efforts to resolve these issues.”
The perimeters will meet in entrance of a impartial mediator, and “after this mediation a second mediation with John Doe 2 case is feasible” stated Susan E. Loggans, who’s representing Seaside and John Doe 2 within the case.
The 2 lawsuits have been filed in opposition to the crew in Could for its alleged dealing with of sexual assault allegations in opposition to former video coach Brad Aldrich. Seaside, a former Blackhawks participant, stated he was sexually assaulted by Aldrich weeks after being known as as much as the crew in 2010.
Aldrich was a volunteer coach at Houghton (Mich.) Excessive when John Doe 2 was assaulted in 2013. Aldrich was charged with prison sexual assault for the incident with John Doe 2. He pled responsible to fourth-degree prison sexual assault and was sentenced to 9 months in jail and given 5 years probation.
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