Payouts in Outdoor Recreation

(Except Skiing Incidents)

The information here has been collected from various sources. The accuracy is not guaranteed.

Year

Payout

Defendant

Claim

Source

 

$750,000

Remlinger Farms

Climbing wall

http://www.schifferman.com/CM/Custom/Settlements-Verdicts.asp

2003

$250,000

Mountain Streams Outfitters

Drowned whitewater rafting

 

2004

$936,000

Greenfield Community College

Foot Entrapment at College Summer Camp

Wow, someone apologized

2008

$400,000

Sutter County California School District

Improperly tied into the course

$400,000 challenge course settlement for shattered ankle

2008

$5,000,000

Camp Ozark

Youth Camp

Large Jury Award in death of 9 year old Camper

2009

$500,000

Ohio University

Failure to supervise and protect from a fire

OU to pay $500,000 to settle lawsuit with burned student

2009

$13,000000

Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club Summer Camp

Drowning

Death we have commented on allegedly has a $14 million verdict

2009

$4,700000

Alpine Towers International

Improper equipment and failure to train

$4.7 million dollar verdict in climbing wall case against Alpine Towers in South Carolina Court

2009

$2,300000

Boomers

Fall from Climbing Wall

Another multimillion dollar jury verdict in outdoor recreation

2009

$2,360000

Work To Ride Inc.

Kicked by horse

Boy Awarded $2.36 Million for Horse Kick to the Face

2010

$4,750,000

Idlewild Baptist Church

Ski Collision

$5 Million because a church took a kid skiing and allowed him to……..ski

 

$34,946,000

 

 

 

Totals by Defendants

Summer Camps

$18.0 M

Ropes/Challenge Courses

$5.10 M

Youth Church Programs

$4.75 M

Climbing Walls

$2.95 M

Outdoor Programs

$2.61 M

College & Universities

$1.50 M

$34.91

Posted March 7, 2012

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