KALISPELL, Mont. - In a story Sept. 26 about a lawsuit over the death of a skier The Associated Press reported erroneously the reason Whitefish Mountain Resort settled the suit. The company said it agreed to the settlement for reasons other than a belief that the family could prove its claims in court, not because it believed the family could prove its claims.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Whitefish Mountain Resort has settled a federal lawsuit over the 2010 death of a skier who fell into a tree well.
The Daily Inter Lake reports that terms of the settlement are confidential, but a U.S. District Court judge in June granted a motion to dismiss the case against the resort.
The family of Niclas Waschle filed the lawsuit in 2013 over the 16-year-old boy's death, arguing the resort provided no warnings about the dangers of tree wells.
A statement from the resort released Tuesday says the resort takes no responsibility in the boy's death despite the settlement. The resort said it agreed to the settlement for reasons other than a belief that the family could prove its claims in court.
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