Jury Awards $17.5 Million in Vail Resorts Suit
Large as the settlement is, it could have been worse for VR. The resort was found 47.5 percent liable and shared responsibility for the award with two contractors. In addition, Vail's insurance covers the actual damages but would not have covered punitive damages.
The incident was caused by a leaky boiler, which allowed carbon monoxide to escape and seep into the guest room above.