The drunk driver convicted in a drunk driving crash that killed three children and their grandfather in Vaughan says the family of his victims is asking for too much in damages.
The Neville-Lake family is seeking over $25-million from Muzzo and his family’s drywall company, Marel Contractors, arguing their negligence caused the fatal crash.
Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and the children’s 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville, died in the crash.
The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also in the minivan and survived the crash, but suffered serious injuries.
Muzzo was sentenced in late 2016 to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.
In a statement of defence released Tuesday, Muzzo notes that damages being sought should be reduced because he was convicted and therefore the Neville-Lake family is not “entitled to punitive, exemplary or aggravated damages”.
Muzzo also denies many of the assertions in the Neville-Lake family’s statement of claim, which contains allegations that have not been proven in court.