Big bad Eddie Livingstone - Pt 3
- Affidavit of EDWARD J. LIVINGSTONE - Dated: April 26, 1917
(Secretary of The Toronto Hockey Club Limited and Plaintiff)
In the Affidavit, Livingstone said that the Arena Gardens Limited was claiming the sum of $300.00
against The Toronto Hockey Club for 3 defaulted games that were to have been played on February
21, 24 and March 3, 1917.
The Arena Gardens Limited was claiming a further sum of $180.00 against the Plaintiff for
practice hours arranged for, but not used, at a rate of $15.00 per hour.
RESULTS OF THE FIRST ACTION
The first action was tried on the 27th and 28th of February 1918 and was dismissed . Livingstone's
appeal was heard on November 20, 1919. It too was dismissed.
Some interesting information came out of Livingstone's answers to questions posed to him in the
second Examination held March 7, 1919, prior to the appeal being heard:
Q. And the Toronto Hockey Club Limited played in the National Hockey League of Canada, or the
players that you held under contract, played in that league during the season of 1917 and 1918 at
the Arena Gardens and elsewhere, is that true?
A. That is being disputed by the Arena Gardens of Toronto Limited.
Q. Did the players that you had under contract at the end of the season of 1916 and 1917 play in
the National Hockey League of Canada during the season of 1917 and 1918?
Q. Under your direction?
Q. Who directed them?
A. The Arena Gardens of Toronto Limited.
Q. Under an agreement with you?
This brings us to the second action commenced by Livingstone -
As you shall see in Pt 4...