Go-ahead for lawsuit against B.C. outfitter

Go-ahead for lawsuit against B.C. outfitter

Postby maryjane48 » Nov 10th, 2017, 8:48 am

The widow of an American man shot dead by a guide during a grizzly hunt in central B.C. has won the right to sue the outfitter that organized the expedition.

Fifty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Cooper was killed on May 26, 2014 near Burns Lake, while taking part in a hunting trip with Wistaria Guiding. The dead man's widow, Shirley Cooper, filed a lawsuit against the outfitter in 2015, asking for damages under the Family Compensation Act.

But Wistaria has argued the company was protected by a liability waiver that Cooper signed before a previous hunting trip in 2013 and asked for the claim to be dismissed.

B.C. Supreme Court Nigel Kent rejected that line of thinking in a judgment Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4394010
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