OKOTOKS — Eddie Maurice is being sued for more than $100,000. An intruder hit by the ricocheting bullet of a warning shot is doing the suing.
But that’s only the beginning.
Eddie was also going to be sued by the Government of Alberta until Monday afternoon, when that bureaucratic stupidity got put to bed right quick.
Eddie and Jessie Maurice are still shocked. Eddie is again under fire. Eddie is again on the receiving end.
Doug Schweitzer, the province’s top lawman, says the whole thing is ridiculous.
The ridiculous part includes his own department joining the lawsuit for damages and the cost of health services for Ryan Watson, the individual now suing who was rummaging around on Eddie’s property.
When Schweitzer heard that news, he squashed the province’s end of the lawsuit like a bug in less time than you could tell some paper shuffler: What the hell do you think you’re doing?
R.J. Sigurdson, the man representing Eddie and Jessie in the legislature, is blown away with what passes for reality this day.
The straight-talking Sigurdson says he’s angry over a lawsuit he sees as absurd, completely upside down and other words you can’t print in a family newspaper.
But it is there in the black and white of a statement of claim, served to Eddie this past Thursday.