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Canyons prevails in wrongful death lawsuit

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I was actually on my way to 9990 that day, and am now thankful my wife was running late.  While skiing to the lift we were passed by snowmobiles driven by ski patrol carrying dogs and a lot of poles.  I immediately thought, "This isn't good."  Anyhow, the jury didn't take long to deliberate finding the resort took "reasonable care" to prevent the in-bounds avalanche.  Judging by the amount of blasting there after powder day, the resort probably takes more than "reasonable care," which is no consolation to the family of the dead man.

 

http://www.parkrecord.com/news/ci_24582610/canyons-prevails-wrongful-death-lawsuit

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Did that happen in one of the chutes off 9990? That's my recollection, but not sure. 

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Red Pine Chutes near the boundary...it was nowhere near the Dutch Canyon side.

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It took until now for a lawsuit to finish up from an accident in 2007? Justice is sure swift. I see the plantiff's family lawyer was from Seigfried and Jensen (otherwise known as Hold'em and Screw'em).
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 5 years is nothing, I have had lawsuits that hung on for 10 years and one that went for 20 but  a summary judgement was overturned and it actually never went to trial.

  It was interesting to see how witness changed their responses over 20 years because of change in loyalty and employment factors.

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