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Burg Simpson Attorney James Heckbert Speaks in The Denver Post on Colorado Ski Safety Act and Ski Resort Liability

By Burg Simpson

March 6, 2013  

“Resorts don’t have complete immunity,” said James Heckbert, the attorney representing the family of Conlin in the lawsuit against Vail Resorts. “If people or companies are not responsible for their own conduct, then they just keep on being careless. Immunity breeds irresponsibility, and I think the ski areas have been lax with their safety programs. They try to put everything on the skier and have no responsibility of their own. When they are held responsible, hopefully they will tighten up their conduct.”

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