Item: Avalanche litigation: technology and liability
Title: Avalanche litigation: technology and liability
Proceedings: 1984 International Snow Science Workshop, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Authors: James L. Kennedy, Jr.
Abstract: Anticipating hazards and allocating costs, avalanche litigation plays a positive role in avalanche protection. By deciding cases, courts provide an assessment of avalanche technology. By offering evidence, attorneys present both the avalanche accident event and the avalanche control problem. The interplay between technology and liability, as demonstrated by litigated cases, improves avalanche technology and enhances avalanche protection.
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Keywords: liability, hazards, technology, costs, protection
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