Thirteen-year-old Taft M. Conlin from Eagle County, Colorado died as a result of being caught in an avalanche while skiing Vail Mountain on January 22, 2012. Attorney James G. Heckbert and Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh and Jardine, P.C. filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the operators of Colorado’s Vail Ski Resort on behalf of Taft’s parents.
The Denver Post published an update on the current litigation on 10/10/13. According to recent depositions, Vail Ski Resort employees were misleading in statements they made about Vail’s avalanche mitigation work.