A federal judge has made a ruling in a lawsuit between a
Cincinnati couple and Perfect North Slopes.
Three years ago, a Cincinnati father took his three children
to Perfect North for a snow tubing event. The kids linked together to slide
down the hill, and inadvertently veered into another lane.
The children were
struck by another group, leaving a 10-year-old girl with brain damage.
Those are the facts in a lawsuit the parents filed against
Perfect North and the other group of tubers.
Perfect North says that they should not be held responsible.
Perfect North believes that they were not negligent and state that the parents
signed a release of liability.
Now, a Federal Judge has made a ruling in the case. She
dismissed the other snow tubers, stating that the could not be held culpable
for what happened.
However, the judge refused to dismiss charges against
"This particular case is one of those
situations that your heart goes out to this young girl. It's one of those
situations that happens. They were together and people bumped heads," says Chip
Perfect. "That's one of the challenges we face, the excitement of this activity
is taking risks. There's always that challenge between trying to keep it
exciting and have that element of risk which people are coming here for."
FOX19 talked to the parents' attorney on
Wednesday. However, they said they did not want to talk in the middle of
The case now moves forward with a trial
likely not before late this year.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:38:30 GMT
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