Gov't Asks To Dismiss Grizzly Mauling Lawsuit

Bear Hunting Magazine
01/04/2012

The United States Federal government filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit last week claiming immunity under a state law, the Wyoming Recreation Use Act. It states that property owners do not have to warn others about possible dangers on the land.

They are asking the judge to throw out the lawsuit made over a fatal grizzly bear mauling near Yellowstone National Park. The 430-pound male grizzly mauled a 70 year-old man from Illinois in June 2010 and his widow filed a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the government. The suit alleges that researchers were negligent in trapping a bear along a trail and close to cabins, and by prematurely taking down signs that warned people passing by of their work in the area.

You can view BHM's original News Flash regarding this incident here



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