A federal court jury in Burlington needed about a half hour before rejecting injury claims made by a New York City area skier against Jay Peak Inc. Dr. Michael Rosen of Woodmere, N.Y., maintained the destination resort was at fault when he fell on his first ski run of the day on Jan. 18, 2020. He said he was seriously injured during the fall on the Deer Run Trail due to an unmarked hole, the lawsuit claimed. The jurors said on their verdict form that they found any injuries maintained by Rosen resulted from an “obvious and necessary risk” in the sport of skiing as outlined by Vermont sports injury law. The verdict was returned Friday afternoon. A dentist, Rosen said in court papers that he had not worked since the accident. Rosen, 63, represented himself during the two-day trial. He initially retained a top Vermont personal injury lawyer to file the civil lawsuit in January 2021, but by August 2022, they parted ways, court records show. In the end, the jury sided with Jay Peak.
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