June 6, 2018
"JOHNSBURG — The lawyer for a North Creek man who was accused of lying to police when reporting that he was stuck on a Gore Mountain Ski Center lift overnight earlier this year said his client is taking the case to trial because he didn’t make a false statement. . . ."
Not surprised. I’m curious if anyone believes he was actually on the lift overnight. I’m skeptical. I found the last couple paragraphs the most interesting
“Zuckerman said Hyde at first had no intention to sue Gore or the state-run Olympic Regional Development Authority.
But after his arrest, he retained the law firm of Brennan & White, which recently filed a notice of claim against the state. A notice of claim is the precursor to a lawsuit that is required when planning litigation against a municipal agency.
Hyde, meanwhile, is dealing with the ramifications of being branded a liar and questioning whether he can ski on the mountain he has skied for decades. He also worked there part-time years ago.
“He feels like he can’t ski at Gore anymore. This is his home mountain,” Zuckerman said.
The case is pending before acting Johnsburg Town Justice Eric Schwenker, but no trial date had been set as of Wednesday.”
How much do you award for alienation of home mountain?