Judge Rules In Favor of U.S. Over Mauling Death

Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Bear Hunting Magazine

A judge has dismissed a wrongful death suit that claimed negligence by federal researchers is what led to the fatal mauling of a suburban Chicago man in Wyoming's Shoshone National Forest back in June of 2010.

The Chief U.S. District Court ruled this week that researchers had no duty under Wyoming law to warn that a bear had been trapped and released in the area. The judge found it was not obvious to the researchers that the man would enter the area. A 430-pound grizzly killed the man from Illinois after waking from being trapped, tranquilized and studied by members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team.

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