Former Del. Politician Sues Maine Ski Resort

A former Delaware state senator has sued a Maine ski resort nearly three years after he and his daughters were injured in a 35-foot fall from a broken chairlift.

Michael Katz, who suffered a broken back and traumatic brain injury, was the most seriously injured of the eight people hurt in the December 2010 accident at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley. His daughters, 13 and 11 at the time, suffered back and head injuries.

The negligence suit filed Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Katz's attorney Benjamin Gideon tells the Portland Press Herald the lawsuit was filed after efforts to reach an out-of-court settlement failed.

A Sugarloaf spokesman says the suit was not a surprise and the resort has reached settlements with all the other injured skiers.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that in this case,” spokesman Ethan Austin told the paper.

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