No Fault For Wyoming Resort in 2009 Chair Lift Spill

May 13, 2014

A jury has ruled that Snow King Resort in Wyoming was not at fault for a 7-year-old’s 2009 tumble from a ski lift.

The final judgment stated that Glenn and Leya Oswald would recover nothing from the case, and the couple must also pay Snow King’s costs of defending the lawsuit.

According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, the Oswalds filed the case in 2011 claiming the resort was negligent and responsible for their son’s 50-foot fall from the Cougar chairlift during a Jackson Hole Ski Club program in 2009.

ski_liftAttorneys for Snow King argued successfully at trial that the boy’s fall was the result of the natural risks of skiing and that their claims were barred from court by the waivers the Oswalds signed before the program began.

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  • May 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm
    Pat says:
    Make the plaintiff attorney pay these costs and maybe we will not see so many ridiculous cases being brought to trial.
  • May 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm
    Karen says:
    The plaintiff's attorney should have to pay a percentage of the defendants costs, too!
  • May 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm
    bob says:
    good results. I particularly like that the plaintiff has to pay the defendants costs.
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