For the fourth time in the past year, Bill Keville has successfully obtained a defense verdict. A Middlesex jury recently rejected a $300,000 claim against a local ski resort brought on behalf of a six-year-old child who fractured his leg while using a lift during a group ski lesson. Two surgeries and over $51,000 in medical bills resulted. Claims against the resort included negligence, gross negligence, willful, wanton recklessness conduct, and loss of consortium. The plaintiffs alleged that the resort failed to provide a reasonably safe lesson, failed to properly assess the child’s abilities, and failed to give proper instructions. Bill successfully argued that a release barred the negligence claims and received a directed verdict on the recklessness claims. The jury retired to consider the gross negligence claim and promptly rejected it.