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Geologist Allays Concerns, Yosemite Rock Falls Don’t Mean More Danger

Rock falls that killed a British tourist and injured two other people in Yosemite National Park aren’t stopping climbers intent on scaling the sheer walls of El Capitan and a park geologist says there’s no more danger than usual. “If …

Colorado High Court Rules That Ski Resorts Aren’t Liable for Avalanches

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that avalanches are among the “inherent dangers of skiing” so ski resorts can’t be held liable for people killed by slides within their boundaries. The 5-2 ruling came in a lawsuit brought by the …

Nevada Bill Proposes Improved Protections for Horse-Related Injuries

Rural Nevada lawmakers are proposing a bill that would improve liability protections for horse-related accidents and injuries. Sen. Pete Goicoechea and Assemblyman John Ellison introduced SB 129 to the Senate Committee on Judiciary on Monday. Current state law puts an …

New Hampshire Ski Area Injury Lawsuit Dismissed

A judge has dismissed a Massachusetts couple’s lawsuit against the operators of a New Hampshire ski area, saying the companies can’t be held liable for a crash between a ski instructor and a teenage boy. Susan and Michael Hanus sued …