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Old 12-30-2007   #11
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my favorite part about this whole thing is the kids mom's words, which pretty much sum up the whole mess: "my son weighs 48 lbs, he couldnt have been going more than 10 mph".

as a grown man, even if I was some namby pamby old fart from back east, its gonna take a lot more than 48 lbs to take me down.

bottom line: skiing is an inherently risky sport, the minute you click in to those bindings, you're accepting that risk, and that includes things such as watching for little kids. if you are too dumb to realize that, or too thick headed to do something like this, then you should be "electronically tarred and feathered", and beaten for good measure, and then never be allowed to ski again. who sues an 8 year old? lets hope this guy doesnt come back to CO; he has no friends here

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Old 01-03-2008   #12
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Although it does sound like this guy is one of the get-something-for-nothing crowd, I don't see why everyone is making a big deal about the kid being 8. If you're at fault, it shouldn't matter what age you are (except that then it becomes you parent's responsibility).

If the kid had been barreling down the hill and totally took out some old guy, I absolutely would hold the kid at fault.

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Old 01-04-2008   #13
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Don't sue me bro

Why should the age of the kid be a factor? Because he is in the single digits and hasn't had enough development time to know that of the 60 year trying to sue him for his zero dollar bank account. How can you ask such an asinine question? Why can't 8 year olds drink? Why are they forced by the government to go to school? Why do they live by a different set of rules than those 18 and over? Seriously dude when you were 8 did you ever make a mistake and an adult taught you the right way to do things?

Skiing is dangerours. Ski at your own risk. Ski within your ability.
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Hence it being the parent's responsibility. Duh. Or are you one of those shitty parent's that wants everyone else to take responsibility for your kid?
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Old 01-04-2008   #15
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Originally Posted by jbarnow View Post
Skiing is dangerours. Ski at your own risk. Ski within your ability.
hmmm, i'm not defending the money-grubbing lawyer but sounds like the old man wasn't doing anything dangerous and was skiing within his ability, and as for the "at your own risk" part...are you telling me that if you had $35k worth of doctor's bills due to someone running into you that you wouldn't sue? Even if that was some cute lil' 8 year old? It's not like the old geezer skied off a cliff and then sued the ski resort for the cliff appearing.

I got slammed into a couple years back from behind (I was skiing about 4 miles/hour approaching a lift) by a beginning skiier and rec'd a concussion... no, I didn't call a lawyer but if I had been seriously F'd up, I don't think I would just grin and bear it.

What i wonder is...wasn't the geezer insured? Seems like a 60 year old is lacking common sense skiing w/out insurance. Strong wind blows and there's another broken hip.
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Old 01-05-2008   #16
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sounds like they were skiing at Beaver Creek....I think the old fart has some money to burn! But I guess that is why he is rich, becuase he is a cheap bastard who will even go as far to sue a little boy to get dough.
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Old 01-05-2008   #17
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He wasn't skiing within his ability level if a 7 year old could F him up $75k worth of damage on a flat cat track.
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Old 01-07-2008   #18
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1st and foremost I don't have children so it would be tough for me to be a shitty parent. Secondly I don't think that this has anything to do with parenting. This seems to me an accident. Did the 8 year old have mallicious intentions to "take out the 60 year old"?

I guess what it boils down to in my opinion is that we protect children because they are incapable of protecting themselves i.e. the term parenting and the nature of animals raising their young until they are ready to go out on their own. Is it your opinion that an 8 year old is ready to leave the nest and provide for themself? Should an 8 year old be concerned as to the safety and well being of a mature 60 year old?

With that said the 60 year old should have taken action to prevent the event. Most likely being twice the size and having 6-7 times the life experience to avoid the situation he should have been able to protect himself.
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Old 01-08-2008   #19
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money money money. some greedy fuckers out there for sure.

he needs 75,000 to get up off the ground wow i though it use to be easy guess not for this guy since he needs to be paid to wipe his own ass. what a piece of shit. if i was the 8 year old i would push him right back down for another 75,000 fatass rich skier sounds like a texan lard ass if he was stopped on the cat walk or moving really slow he could've moved out of the way of the others giving the right away. selfish bastard this is the shit that pisses me off to when newbies are stopped right in the middle it like move to the fucking side and get out of the way.
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what a piece of shit. if i was the 8 year old i would push him right back down for another 75,000 fatass rich skier sounds like a texan lard ass
You certainly write like an 8 year old.

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