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Federal Appeals Court Enforces Vail’s Broad Liability Waiver to Completely Bar Lawsuit Arising from a Ski Lift Injury

On January, 8, 2018, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its Opinion in the case of Teresa Brigance v. Vail Summit Resorts, Inc. The Federal Appeals Court ruled that Vail’s broad liability waiver that appears on the back of a ski lift ticket completely bars the claims of Dr. Teresa Brigance. Dr. Brigance was seriously injured while attempting to unload from a beginner chair lift during a ski lesson...
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Concerns expressed over resort congestion and potential safety concerns resulting from overcrowding at Vail Mountain

A recent report published by the Vail Homeowners Association expresses concern over resort congestion and potential safety concerns resulting from overcrowding at Vail Mountain. While Vail Resorts declines to release specific information regarding its capacity and actual visitors per day, according to the report, it appears that the number of guests has been near capacity or over-capacity on some of the mountain’s busiest days during the 2015-2016 season. In fact,...
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Dog Attack Victim in Camp Hale Attack Receives $1 Million Settlement

Vail Justice recently obtained a settlement of $1,000,000 on behalf of its clients Renee and Stephen Legro in a lawsuit filed against Samuel and Cheri Robinson. On July 9, 2008, Renee Legro was participating in a mountain bike race in the Camp Hale area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District when she was viciously attacked by two large Great Pyrenees dogs owned by ranchers Samuel and Cheri Robinson. The Great...
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Avalanche Cases Interpreted Differently by Colorado Courts

Tw o recent cases regarding the deaths of young Colorado skiers as a result of inbounds avalanches last year at Vail and Winter Park have prompted two separate Colorado District Courts to issue completely conflicting opinions as to whether an inbound avalanche is an “inherent risk” of skiing pursuant to the Colorado Skier Safety Act.  On January 22, 2012, 13-year old Taft Conlin was killed by an inbounds avalanche while...
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The Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Black Hawk's Ban on Bicycles

Colorado Supreme Court struck down the city of Black Hawk’s controversial bicycle ban within the city’s limits.  The decision was rendered on February 14, 2013. Black Hawk enacted the bike ban ban in 2010 because of a rise in commercial buses and increase in gambling traffic.  Black Haw has a plethora of narrow, roads without shoulders. The ban did not apply to local bicyclists communting for work. Black Hawk’s bicycle...
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