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Bear Valley Found Not Negligent

San Andreas, CA — The verdict is for the defendant in the case against Bear Valley Ski Company filed by former employee Charlene Vine.

The jury trial came to a close Wednesday.

Vine, of Murphys, sued the former owners of the resort when she became paralyzed after attempting a snowboard jump made at an employee party in 2000.

Vine´s attorney said the jump was dangerously built but the jury disagreed. Jurors decided Bear Valley was not negligent and the sport itself was dangerous. No damages were awarded.

Written by Vanessa Turner.