APPELLATE COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF SUNDOWN

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06/18/2012

SAM Magazine—Hartford, Conn., June 19, 2012—The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a jury verdict in a case brought against Ski Sundown, Conn., by James Malaguit, who was rendered quadriplegic in a 2006 accident at the ski area. In October 2010, a jury found that the plaintiff was responsible for his own injuries and that the ski area was not negligent.

Malaguit took the case to the Appellate Court where he argued that the jury was given flawed instructions. The Court, however, upheld the original verdict.

"We were confident that the Appellate Court would affirm the jury's unanimous verdict in this case, which it has now done," defense attorney Charles Gfeller told SAM. "We are hopeful that the case will finally end here so that James and his family, as well as Ski Sundown, Inc., may move on from this tragedy."