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ERIC Number: EJ1173433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2160-1682
No Snow? No Problem! Ski Statutes Still Provide Legal Protection
Buckmaster, Melanie E.; Young, Sarah J.
Physical Educator, v75 n2 p321-325 2018
In August 2012, Barbara Fakhouri visited Ober Gatlinburg, a ski resort located in eastern Tennessee to vacation with her family. Ms. Fakhouri used a wheelchair to ambulate. Despite the absence of snow on the ground, the resort operated year-round with many amenities such as an amusement park, restaurant, lounge, and shopping center to captivate tourists and for visitors to enjoy. Ober Gatlinburg operates a tramway that carries visitors and skiers up and down the mountain. Fakhouri rode the tramway up the mountain without incident. On the way back down, her wheelchair got caught on the tram causing one of the wheels to break. Fakhouri sought medical treatment for injuries to her leg and neck she sustained from the accident. Subsequently, she continued to suffer as a result of the injuries to her leg. This article describes the court case that ensued (Fakhouri v. Ober Gatlinburg, Inc. 821 F.3d 719 (6th Cir. 2016)) including the complaint, findings, verdict, and implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
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