Pa. Ski Resort Says Patron's $2.5M Award Is Way Overboard

Law360 (July 10, 2019, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania ski resort wants a federal court to toss a $2.5 million verdict in favor of a snowboarder who fractured his leg running into a snow-making machine on a closed slope, saying Tuesday the outcome “shocks the conscience” in comparison to the degree of the injury.

Big Boulder Ski Resort, near Wilkes-Barre in northeastern Pennsylvania, asked a judge to overturn the $2.5 million June verdict in favor of James Ashmen Jr., a snowboarder who in 2015 veered onto what he says he didn’t know was a closed slope and ran into one of the resort’s snow machines. He fractured his...

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Pennsylvania Middle

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January 18, 2017

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