Injured Skier Sues Oregon Resort Over ‘Drunken’ Snowboarder

April 7, 2014

  • April 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm
    Huh! says:
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    If a restaurant can be held liable for a drunk driver causing bodily injury to others, then a resort owner can be held liable for a drunk snowboarder causing bodily injury to others. Ditto for intoxicated individuals operating a jet ski. We need to be consistent!

    • April 8, 2014 at 8:03 am
      Destro says:
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      Let’s nerf the world. Better yet, lets implant BAC level testing RFID tags in everyone. Or we could just illegalize alcohol again, that worked out great last time.

    • April 8, 2014 at 8:10 am
      Don Quixote says:
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      Restaurants should not be liable for any individual’s behavior. The individual should be responsible for his/her own behavior. The only reason this ridiculous practice of holding a business liable for an individual’s behavior exists is that the business has “deep pockets” that can be picked clean by the trial bar. The money is all it’s about.

      Maybe if we started actually holding people accountable for THEIR OWN behavior instead of letting them blame others (oh, they shouldn’t have served me. boo hoo.) we wouldn’t have so many bogus lawsuits and the scumbag lawyers could go flip burgers or do whatever else they’re qualified to do.

  • April 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    Need to be more specific says:
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    Exactly where did this person become so intoxicated? At the resort’s bar or ….?

    • April 8, 2014 at 8:04 am
      Destro says:
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      They most likely drank beforehand and brought booze in with them in a backpack.

  • April 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm
    Me Thinks says:
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    The drunk snowboarder should be liable, not the ski resort. Unfounded liability claims like this drive lift tickets out of the range of affordability.

  • April 8, 2014 at 8:06 am
    Don Quixote says:
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    Typical trial bar mentality. Blame the host, not the actual person who caused the injury. Just follow the deep pockets ’cause it’s all about the $$$$$$.

  • April 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    bob says:
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    if the resort didn’t provide the alcohol, then this is comparable to suing the highway dept for allowing drunk drivers on the road.

  • April 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    Gregcw says:
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    That’s worse than holding the police responsible for not catching a drunk driver. At least the p0lice have training in recognizing the signs of a drunk driver but they still can’t be held responsble for not seeing him.



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