Bloch & Chapleau News

Colorado Supreme Court Rules on Ski Avalanche Death

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 3rd, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

The Colorado Supreme Court recently rejected Taft Conlin’s family’s appeal of its lawsuit against Vail Resorts. Taft Conlin was killed while skiing by an inbounds avalanche at Vail ski area in 2012 when he was just 13 years old. Passionate about protecting others from Taft’s fate, his mother Louise Ingalls remains a firm advocate for […]

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New Ski Area Safety Legislation Proposed in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau May 24th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Bloch & Chapleau has been at the forefront of the effort to enact laws in Colorado to require ski areas to increase safety and transparency on the slopes. As previously indicated on this blog, Bloch & Chapleau proposed legislation to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) for the adoption of common-sense safety measures that would […]

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Proposed Ski Legislation: The End of the Fox Guarding the Hen House – Part 2

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 18th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Proposed Legislative Changes and Preventative Measures to Improve Skier Safety and Lift Operation Awareness Effective preventative measures could be implemented immediately and with very little cost. It is clear that Vail Resorts has failed to ensure its employees’ compliance with its policies and procedures to protect the safety of its guests. The Resort has also […]

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Proposed Ski Legislation: The End of the Fox Guarding the Hen House – Part 1

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 15th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Introduction Skiing in Colorado is becoming more dangerous than ever with less and less oversight by ski resorts as a result of a number of factors, including overcrowding of the ski slopes due to Epic and Ikon passes. Technological advancements to ski equipment have also made skiers ski faster than ever. As a result, the […]

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Joe Bloch Interviewed by Inside Edition about Ski Lift Accident in Vail Colorado Causing Death

Bloch & Chapleau Mar 4th, 2020 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Ski Areas can be held liable for lift accidents causing injury or death Ski areas can be liable for accidents that happen due to poor lift safety and ski area negligence or recklessness. In the video below, Joseph D. Bloch is interviewed by Inside Edition to discuss liability for ski lift accidents.  The interview references […]

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