Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support NHPR's local journalism that brings clarity, context, and community!

N.H. Supreme Court Finds In Couple's Favor Over Attempt To Sue Ski Resort

NHPR Staff

 

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a couple who attempted to sue Pat's Peak Ski Resort over a chairlift fall, but whose complaint was dismissed for failing to give proper notice.

The court reversed a judge's decision Tuesday and sent the case back for further action.

Deborah and Matthew Hogan reported injuries Feb. 4, 2012. They sent notice to the resort by certified return receipt mail on May 3, 2012, that they retained a lawyer. The resort got it May 10.

The Hogans filed a complaint on Dec. 3, 2013. Pat's Peak got a dismissal, saying the Hogans didn't provide original notice by May 4 — 90 days from the date of the injury — as required by law.

The court, which examined whether "shall be notified" meant upon mailing or receipt, found in the Hogans' favor.

Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.