Nine Stanley Cup rioters have been found liable for damages done to vehicles the night of June 15th, 2011, two days after the city marked the fifth anniversary of the ill-fated evening.
ICBC took ten rioters to court in a civil case although the amount that each will have to pay is yet to be decided on.
A report released by the B.C. government said 122 vehicles were damaged or destroyed in the five-hour riot, moments before the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins.
The Crown corporation sued 82 people for damages, and 27 settled out of court, while 35 were given default judgments and ten young men took their cases to trial.
Some of the evidence presented included depictions of rioters flipping cars onto its roofs, vehicles being set on fire with some burning vehicles being whacked with rocks, wood and hockey sticks.
One car had a manikin hurled through its window, however since the car was already burning, the judge said that vehicle was already destroyed by that time.
The judge however disagreed that the rioter should be found liable, instead agreeing with the defendant’s lawyer that “was the equivalent to kicking a dead horse, and caused no damage.”