Gemmink v. Jay Peak Inc., No. 14-2725 (2d Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed suit against Jay Peak to recover for injuries he claims were sustained as a result of Jay Peak's negligence. Plaintiff asserted that Jay Peak negligently permitted dangerous jumps on its ski trails and that, in consequence of such a constructed jump at the Kokomo-Northwest Passage intersection, plaintiff suffered a collision with another skier resulting in harm to his left side. The court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Jay Peak because plaintiff failed to establish that Jay Peak's negligence was the cause of plaintiff's injury. The court could not infer a causal link between Jay Peak’s assumed negligence in its maintenance of ski jumps and the injury incurred on the facts presented, and plaintiff does not provide sufficient evidence to support a link between his injuries and alleged theory of causation.