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Old 05-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All I can say is that this lawsuit wouldn't stand a chance in Colorado. Reads to me like a hurt animal lashing out at anything it can.

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Lawsuits filed in slide death at The Canyons

<!--subtitle-->Widow claims resort officials failed to properly train personnel
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<script language="JavaScript"> if(requestedWidth > 0){ document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').styl e.width = requestedWidth + "px"; document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').styl e.margin = "0px 0px 10px 10px"; } </script>The Canyons, American Skiing Co. and Wolf Mountain Resorts were sued last week by the widow and the mother of a man killed in an avalanche at the resort in December.The slide that killed 30-year-old Jesse Williams, of Grand Junction, Colo., happened within the boundaries of The Canyons Dec. 23 and was about 175 feet wide. The avalanche also trapped 11-year-old Max Zilvitis near the Ninety-Nine 90 Express lift. The Snyderville Basin boy survived after he was buried for about 40 minutes.
A negligence lawsuit filed last week by Salt Lake resident Kyle Williams, the slide victim's mother, and the victim's wife, Colorado resident Gina Williams, claims resort officials are responsible for the death because they failed to hire ski patrollers capable of keeping the mountain safe.
"Defendants failed to properly and adequately train personnel responsible for avalanche forecasting and avalanche control," states the six-page complaint filed against The Canyons and Wolf Mountain.
But ski patrollers claimed they detonated around 170 pounds of explosives in the area Williams died the day before the deadly slide.
The lawsuit seeks monetary damages.
"Defendants owed the duty to deny public access to the ski run if the run was unsafe for skiing," the lawsuit filed against The Canyons and Wolf Mountain states...
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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^^^^^^^ Do you what ever happened with the old guy that sued the 7 yr old boy for impaction him in a catwalk at Beaver Creek? I hope he didn't get anything, what a load of crap that was.
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It's still winding it's way through the legal system as far as I know. I am sure it'll probably die a quick death once it gets to the point that someone actually hears the evidence.
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He should paying the boys family for the burden that they have been through. To me he should not be skiing in the first place if he's that fragile. A little tab and the guy breaks to pieces, how fast can a 7yr old boy be going in a damn cat walk??

People like him should not be allowed to enjoy the snow at all, fucking asshole.

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Yeah, it definitely seems a joke of a lawsuit. If you are going to be out skiing or snowboarding you got to expect to take a much harder shot than what a 7 year old kid can do. Geeze, I was just thinking how that guy would have done if he had of tomahawked down the North Russel chutes like I did a few weeks ago. He'd be dead according to what he is complaining about...
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if you knew the facts - you may not take that position of stupid lawsuit

Stein Ericksen spent a week in ICU from a 10 yr old that ran into him -
If you get taken out by someone skiing recklessly -- and that is the issue --
then you deserve to get paid --

If you end up hurt from a ski incident -- really hurt -- you can look into the facts
of what happened and consider an action --- This poor family from CO has the right to
look into what the resort did or didnot do

Maybe there is nothing?? One family in MT - several years ago found out the resort owners
had taken the avy budget from $80000/ yr to under $5000 / yr --- just to save money
that year --only 3 people died from that decision---

It is called check and balance -- if they did not have lawsuits ---
Ford Motor would still be building Pinto's with cheap gas tanks
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Sorry, but ski patrol dropped 170lbs of explosives on the very slope that gave away the day before. That is a very reasonable amount of care to mitigate a slope from sliding. I've never heard of the Montana incident, care to name a resort?

I also haven't heard that Stein was in the ICU. In fact I don't remember that being reported at all. What I've heard is laymen's terms is that he is a big pussy.

In fact WTF are you talking about? You sound an awful lot like a shyster lawyer imo. http://http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2007/Dec/20/8-year-old-boy-sued-over-vail-ski-collision/
The article mentions nothing about Stein being in the ICU. A shoulder injury is what the suit is over. I think you need to investigate your facts, and this brings into question any validity of your post.
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No I am not an attorney -- --

but Stein E is 80 yrs old -- and had his boots taken out by a flying kid --
If you understood the law then you would know that a verdict is along way off in the PA guy.

But I do know some facts -- the 8 yr old was trying to catch up with his dad -- who was skiing faster than the 8 yr old -- oh gee!!ya think -- and cleaned out this skier minding his own biz --

next time you are sitting at a red light - and some 16 yr old rearends you -- I would just expect you to
take it like a man.

And the ski resort in MT ??-- several years later they blew up a ski patroller due to their great avy training program.

Just let the facts come out and then say something -- intelligent
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A ski resort in Montana, yeah that's real descriptive. Let me type this in English so hopefully you understand WHAT SKI AREA? A name of a ski area is usually what is required to answer a question like that. Not Montana. It helps that your facts can be verified.

As far as the kid goes, I've read several accounts that dude did not get violently taken out. Regardless he was not in ICU, in fact no where states his life was in danger. I am pretty sure that would have been mentioned.

So name a ski resort. I presented what is out there, and all I am hearing is hocus pocus from your end. Just 'cause you say so doesn't make it true. We live in the really real world you know...
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I am sorry -- I do not mean to be a jerk -- I was out of line -- but the ski area is Big Sky

All I want to point out is wait for info -- do not just read newspapers --
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