Shay Sanderson accuses Gwyneth Paltrow of neglecting her father in mountain ski accident
Gwyneth Paltrow’s bombshell trial over the 2016 Sky clash is set to hear closing arguments Thursday.
The case dragged on for years after retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, 76, raised allegations against Ms Paltrow in a 2019 case. Mr Sanderson claims the Hollywood star crashed into him on the slopes at the luxury Deer Valley resort near Park City, Utah on February 26, 2016.
Mr Sanderson, who is seeking $300,000 in damages, claims the collision left him with a permanent traumatic brain injury. Ms Paltrow says it was Mr Sanderson who bumped into her – expecting a token $1 plus her legal costs.
During closing arguments on Thursday, Mr Sanderson’s lawyer, Lawrence Buhler, argued that for 16 hours every day, Mr Sanderson was forced to live with the effects of his brain injury. Mr Fuller tentatively suggested that jurors consider awarding his client $33 for every hour he has suffered cognitive decline since the accident seven years ago and is estimated to live ten years.
“I’m going to suggest a number, you put a reasonable number for Terry. The full value of the harm and losses that he deals with every day. I’m going to say $33,” said Mr. Buhler.
According to Mr Buhler’s equation, Mr Sanderson should be awarded $3.2 million – the amount he filed for before Judge Holberg reduced that amount to $300,000 in 2019.
Defense: ‘We want our dollar’
“Let me go back to Lady Justice,” said Mr Owens. “We talked about blindness, we talked about size.”
He continued: “We want you to use the sword, and now it looks harsh, because we have no beheadings anywhere. The sword is to defend an unqualified claim.
“You don’t throw $3 million bombs into a courtroom, call her King Kong and walk out. You don’t reward that.
“…we want our dollar.”
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 20:18
‘Help bring Terry home’: Jurors hear closing arguments
‘Help bring Terry home’: Jurors hear closing arguments in skier’s Gwyneth Paltrow lawsuit
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 20:03
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The Gwyneth Paltrow Trial: Animated recreation of a courtroom confrontation
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 20:01
Gwyneth Paltrow’s accuser’s lawyer uses a made-up equation to claim the actor owes the client $33 an hour, or a total of $3.2 million, for injuries sustained in a ski accident.
The lawyer for the man accused of causing Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2016 ski accident has used a made-up equation to claim the actor owes his client $33 an hour, or $3.2 million in total.
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Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 19:46
Ms Paltrow’s lawyers say Mr Sanderson’s failing health is due to his pre-existing conditions.
“He was 76 years old,” Mr Owens told jurors. “My parents, I mean, I didn’t bend, but they were dead by then.”
“They certainly didn’t make ten trips around the world.”
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 19:42
Ms. Paltrow is trying to make an impact on her children by choosing to bring the case to trial, the attorney says
“The easiest thing for my client is to write a check and be done with it,” Mr Owens said. “But what does that teach her children?”
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 19:39
Jury hears Gwyneth Paltrow ‘punch pie’
Mr Owens said his client was a “punching bag” who was a genuine victim of the incident.
“He hurt her and then he asked for $3 million for happiness,” Mr Owens said.
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 19:32
The plaintiff’s lawyers are telling jurors Mr Sanderson deserves $3.2 million
Mr Buhler argued that for 16 hours every day, Mr Sanderson was forced to live with the consequences of the accident.
Although Mr Sanderson’s quality of life had no value, he roughly argued that jurors should consider awarding him $33 for every hour he suffers from cognitive impairment since the accident seven years ago, and he is estimated to live ten years. .
“There are lawyers and experts here…some people making $300, $500 an hour,” Mr Buhler said. “I’m going to suggest a number, you put a reasonable number for Terry. The full value of the harm and losses he deals with every day. I’m going to say $33.
According to Mr Buhler’s equation, Mr Sanderson was to be awarded $3.2 million, the amount he originally filed in 2019, which Judge Holberg reduced to $300,000.
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 19:19
Lawyer Lawrence Buhler argues Mr Sanderson’s injuries are ‘life-threatening’
Mr Buhler told jurors that Mr Sanderson would have to deal with his “invisible brain injury” for the rest of his life.
“They last a lifetime. They last forever,” Mr Buhler said.
“When people find out about him, after a while they don’t want to deal with him anymore.”
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 18:57
Gwyneth Paltrow accused of covering up ski accident
Andrea Blanco30 March 2023 18:47