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Man suing Sunshine Village after injury on the slopes | Alberta | News | Edmonton Sun

Wonder if the 'partially disabled' guy will win
I thought all resort require u to accept their disclaimer When purchase ticket
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A disclaimer doesn't prevent someone from filing suit. It just helps provide a defense, the strength of which varies according to the jurisdiction in which the suit is brought.

I don't know what the law is in Alberta. If this suit had been brought in a typical ski state in the U.S., the plaintiff would almost certainly lose against the resort, IMO, and probably would lose against the snowboarder as well. I'd call this a run-of-the-mill ski resort injury case.
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i bet that story is blown way up. original story is probly something like,

"guy was skiing down the beginer trail, came to intersection and stoped, girl on snowboard cant stop so she hops out of way slightly clipping mans thigh leaving paper cut and bruise. man pulls the dramatic fall and pain roll method and begins blowing everything out of context.".

i doubt he will win either suit. and he goes back onto his ski's the next day.

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These are the kind of douche bags in society that have made all of our lives a pain in the ass and why have so many laws and restrictions placed on us. Too bad the guy didn't fucking die on the scene and save everyone a whole lot of trouble.

I am so sick of people who want to engage in activities that have potential risk of injury or death and then cry like little bitches and want other people to pay.
and its only going to keep getting worse and worse in this sue happy world we live in.


do you think the girl would go to jail if he died for involuntary manslaughter?

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Sounds like a typical "I know a badass lawyer" kind of guy. His dumbass gonna lose against the resort, no doubt about it.

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These are the kind of douche bags in society that have made all of our lives a pain in the ass and why have so many laws and restrictions placed on us. Too bad the guy didn't fucking die on the scene and save everyone a whole lot of trouble.

I am so sick of people who want to engage in activities that have potential risk of injury or death and then cry like little bitches and want other people to pay.

no doubt! i have a slight fear in this society where people can win law suites for "coffee being too hot" and other crap like that, that this douche will win his case, and as a result, I will be paying more for my lift ticket next season! gawd i hate people!
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On a side note with the lady who won the McDonald's coffee lawsuit the machines they were using were defective and ended up making the coffee much hotter than anyone should handle let along drink.

That being said who puts nuclear hot coffee between their thighs?
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On a side note with the lady who won the McDonald's coffee lawsuit the machines they were using were defective and ended up making the coffee much hotter than anyone should handle let along drink.

That being said who puts nuclear hot coffee between their thighs?
someone who wants to make money via a lawsuit? we live in a world of class A retards, no telling what were capable of doing.(im not talking about medically diagnosed retards)

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Yeah they do, and I think the days of "I didn't know the ladder should be used that way" claims are probably over. About the only statement that the guy might get any traction from is that the boarder was riding outside marked trails. Throwing around the word 'negligent' like it's penny candy doesn't make it so. Skiing and snowboarding are risky activities. Period.

Of course, having said all that, common sense doesn't always matter in court.


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Although I think Sunshine deserves misery, this is not their fault. That portion of the case should be thrown out immediately. The girl that hit him is responsible for his injuries, if it is proven she did not yield to the skiers responsibility code. Sounds like his injury is no joke. This also sounds like he's listening a bit too much to a lawyer's advice.
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