John Ruddy, Trinity Development file counterclaim in LeBreton Flats lawsuit

John Ruddy and Trinity Development Group Inc. filed a statement of defence and counterclaim on Tuesday in response to a lawsuit filed by Eugene Melnyk and Capital Sports Management Inc. in late November.

According to the counterclaim, Trinity is counter-suing for $1 billion. The claim also says that Trinity has already lost almost $3.8 million on the project.

“The conduct of CSMI and Melnyk has been highhanded, malicious, arbitrary or highly reprehensible misconduct that departs to a marked degree from ordinary standards of decent behaviour that ought to attract retribution,” wrote Trinity in the statement of defence.

The breakdown of the counterclaim is as follows: