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7-year-old skier sued after skiing over a man's skis

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7-year-old skier sued after skiing over a man's skis

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It's not entirely clear what happened here. According to this reconstruction and story (video + text) a little boy skied over another skier's skis ...

http://www.facesoflawsuitabuse.org/stories/story.asp?s=49876

... and the man whose skis were crossed fell over (as did Scott, the boy involved).

According to the boy's parents' story, the man got up and remonstrated with the boy and threatened to sue.

As I say, the picture doesn't seem to be complete. The parents wanted to settle but no details of the lawsuit are stated. There's a claim in the video, though, that the boy had to attend a meeting with three of the claimant's lawyers ... which must have been pretty scary for a 7-year-old. Maybe he'll evolve into the new Charles Dickens.

Any comments on this, so far? Maybe we can get more info on this one.
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Only in America. rolling eyes
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I often consider taking legal action against my kids. My 5-year-old was being a bit tricksy going to bed tonight so I slapped a High Court injunction on her. That certainly got her attention.

Over here, someone "remonstrating with a 7-year-old" would probably get the close attention of social services.
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Flipping heck, only in America for sure!

Unbe ... f'ing ... lievable!


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Sounds like rubbish to me.
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My 9yr old was most upset when a ski instructor skied over his skis (very precious, first ever pair opened two days earlier at Christmas) while crossing a poma lift, perhaps we should have taken it further!
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I'd like to know what the injuries were to the claimant. I suspected he took a dive and claimed to have a bad back and whiplash.
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I've been telling my 5 year old she needs to keep clear of trees, poles and other skiers...maybe I should have her watch the video.
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PJSki, yes, no mention of what injuries were being claimed for.
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we all like new stuff, especially our precious 2 day old stuff.. but lets face it they are skis, you drag them over the floor, some colateral damage is to be expected, especially in the lift Q's .. a few scuffs wont make any difference in the way they perform..
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I'm not saying the suit is justified, and it sure is fun to get outraged about this sort of thing, but I would just like to point out that this is coming from a campaigning website.

Here is a response to that group's campaign (different case, though):
http://whatlawyersdo.com/2008/12/22/faces-of-lawsuit-abuse-a-response/

I'm not saying one side or the other is right, but you should at least not take all your information from a single source that has a very clear agenda.
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David Goldsmith wrote:

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Any comments on this, so far? Maybe we can get more info on this one.

Commnet? Base on what? An internet page put out by a specially interest group?

Oh well, I guess this is officially the "off-season".
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I am not saying that I got all the facts, but it sounds like the guy suing had a dislocated shoulder that required surgery...
http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/83842/7-year-old-skier-sued-after-skiing-over-a-man-s-skis
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How ridiculous to sue a seven year old.............

Spare the rod, spoil the child. Couple of flicks from a Birch twig'd do the trick.

John.
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MEfree30, looks fair enough, if that info is correct. Funny how they left out any mention of the injuries in that video.
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PJSki wrote:
MEfree30, looks fair enough, if that info is correct. Funny how they left out any mention of the injuries in that video.


Chances are, it wasn't handled perfectly from anyone's point of view...as Ami in Berlin said, it was pretty obvious that the OP's link had one side of the story and their own agenda...hard to know what the real facts are without seeing video from several angles.

Thankfully, my 5 year old hasn't run into anyone yet, but it has been a struggle to get her to give the proper amount of space to other skiers, trees and lift poles...
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Bode Swiller wrote:
I often consider taking legal action against my kids. My 5-year-old was being a bit tricksy going to bed tonight so I slapped a High Court injunction on her. That certainly got her attention.



Laughing Laughing
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BCjohnny, I'm with you on that one.
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It seems to me that perhaps Mr David Pfahler did have legal justification for this law suit, but surely it was his moral and human duty NOT to pursue it.

The land of the free indeed...
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You do not know if it was the other guy that indeed pursued the case. If he claimed for his shoulder injury and surgery off his insurance company, then the insurers can bring a case against the guilty party without his knowledge or support.
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