The Salt Lake Tribune reports a judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three Utahns who claimed Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort’s failed to adequately control the sale of alcohol which led to their attack by drunken Oktoberfest patrons.
The lawsuit filed back in September 2015, alleged Brent Anderson, his wife, Laura Anderson, and her 23-year-old son, Thadius Grzeskiewicz, were beaten during the 2014 Oktoberfest by three drunk men after riding the tram to the top of Hidden Peak.
The family claimed in the suit the Snowbird over-served the men and was negligent for not maintaining a safe environment. 3rd District Judge Heather Brereton ruled all of the suit’s claims arose out of the men’s intoxication and that the plaintiffs could not sue the resort for negligence.
The attackers each were charged with three counts each of third-degree felony assault, misdemeanor counts of intoxication and disorderly conduct. They each pleaded guilty to reduced counts of either riot, attempted riot or assault. They were sentenced to probation and three days in jail.
*remember that drinking at elevation can pack a powerful punch and to always pace yourself if you aren’t acclimated to high altitude alcohol consumption.