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Mandatory Ski Helmets

Boyne Resorts has adopted a new policy requiring all workers to wear safety helmets when working on the mountains. The new policy follows the death in March of Alexander Witt, an employee at Sugarloaf USA in Maine. Witt was not wearing a helmet while working on a steep trail at Sugarloaf, when he fell. The […]

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Help with Legal Fact Checking

In this age of fake news and loose ideas offered as facts, the American Bar Association has taken on the task of offering reliable answers to current legal issues. The new website, ABA Legal Fact Check, is described by the ABA as the first focusing exclusively on legal matters. ABA Legal Fact Check will explore […]

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Botched Gallbladder Surgery Jury Verdict

Theresa Seto, a 47 year old mother of five, underwent gallbladder removal surgery by Dr. Michael Fraterelli, M.D. at the Medical Center of Aurora.

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Negligence at Whole Foods Results in Horrible Slip & Fall Accident

At 2:30 on Monday July 6, 2014, M.R. and her husband went to a Whole Foods in Denver. While in the vegetable section, M.R. slipped on a puddle of liquid–about 3 feet wide–and fell. There were no signs or cones in the area to warn her of potential danger. M.R.’s right hip and shoulder made […]

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Jury Awards $240,000 in Slip and Fall

A Denver jury awarded $240,418.23 to Ms. Carol Wilson, who slipped and fell in her hotel bathtub at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver, formerly the Adams Mark, resulting in a thoracic vertebrae fracture. Ms. Wilson’s bathroom shower was not equipped with a slip-resistant bathmat, a slip-resistant surface or a safety bar. The hotel had […]

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$8.3 Million Verdict for Minor Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury

A 17 year-old skier was night skiing down Eagle’s Swoop, an open intermediate slope at Wintergreen ski resort in Nelson County, Virginia. On the night of the accident, a snow groomer emerged from the tree line on skier’s left of Eagle’s Swoop, pivoted uphill, and then began driving about 300′ straight uphill close to the […]

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Mother Brings Wrongful Death Claim for Electrocution of Son

Tina Mays brought a lawsuit against Knight Light, Inc. (“Knight Light”) for the wrongful death of her twenty eight year old son, Gerard “Jerry” Mitchell, who was electrocuted when he came into contact with a 277 volt energized circuit. Jerry was unmarried and had no children. He is survived by his mother Tina, and two […]

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$6.1 Million for Fireman After Plunge Over Open Edge of Ski Run

Client suffered disabling brain damage in a skiing accident on a ski trail maintained at a ski area near Harrisonburg, Virginia by Massanutten Ski Resort.

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