California Appeals Court Affirms Judgment To Resort In Suit Over Skier’s Death

Mealey's (February 11, 2020, 10:55 AM EST) -- SANTA ANA, Calif. — The entry of a defense judgment following a jury award to the family of a skier who died after colliding with a snowboarder was “unconventional,” a California appeals court said; however, it affirmed the ruling on Feb. 5, citing the decedent’s signed liability release and the absence of a finding of gross negligence by the ski resort (Grant Tuttle, et al. v. Heavenly Valley L.P., No. G05642, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 3, 2020 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 814)....

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