Shay Sanderson accuses Gwyneth Paltrow of ‘ignoring’ her father in a skiing accident
Gwyneth Paltrow’s trial over a 2016 skiing crash prepares to hear closing arguments Thursday.
The case dragged on for years after retired ophthalmologist Terry Sanderson, 76, raised the allegations against Paltrow in a 2019 lawsuit. Sanderson claims the Hollywood star hit him on the slopes at the luxury Deer Valley resort near Park City, Utah, on February 26, 2016.
Sanderson, who is seeking $300,000 in damages, says the collision left him with a permanent traumatic brain injury that robbed him of his “fun for life.” Paltrow claims it was Sanderson who bumped into Paltrow’s pillow — she’s seeking a token $1 and covering her legal costs.
During closing arguments Thursday, Sanderson’s attorney, Lawrence Buehler, said that for 16 hours each day, Sanderson is forced to live with the consequences of his brain injury. Mr. Bhuler randomly suggested that jurors consider awarding his client $33 per hour that he has been experiencing cognitive decline since the accident seven years ago, and for the ten years he is estimated to live.
“I’m going to suggest a number. Enter the number you think is fair to Terry. The full value of the damage and losses he deals with every day. I’d say $33,” Buehler said.
According to Buehler’s formula, Sanderson must be awarded $3.2 million — the amount he initially bid to get in 2019 before Judge Holmberg lowered the amount to $300,000.
‘Help bring Terry home’: Jurors hear closing arguments for
‘Help bring Terry home’: Jurors hear closing arguments for prosecuting skater Gwyneth Paltrow
Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 20:03
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Defendant Gwyneth Paltrow’s attorney is using a concocted formula to claim that the actor owes his client $33 an hour — or $3.2 million in total — for ski accident injuries.
The attorney for the man who accused Gwyneth Paltrow of causing a 2016 skiing accident has used a make-up formula to claim the actor owes his client $33 an hour, or a total of $3.2 million, for his injuries.
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Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 19:46
Paltrow’s lawyers say Sanderson’s preexisting conditions are responsible for his poor health
“He’s 76 years old,” Owens told the jury. “My parents, I mean, I’m not upset but they were dead at the time.”
“They sure haven’t made ten round-the-world trips.”
Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 19:42
The lawyer says Ms. Paltrow is trying to influence her children by choosing to take the lawsuit to trial
“The easy thing for my client was to write a check and get it done,” Owens said. “But what does that teach her children?”
Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 19:39
Jury Heard Gwyneth Paltrow Was a ‘Punching Bag’
Owens said his client was a “punching bag” and the real victim of the accident.
“He cut it and then demanded $3 million for the fun of it,” Owens said.
Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 19:32
Plaintiff’s attorneys tell the jury that Sanderson is owed $3.2 million
Buehler argued that for 16 hours each day, Sanderson is forced to live with the consequences of the meltdown.
Pooler argued that although there was no value to Mr. Sanderson’s quality of life, he randomly suggested that jurors consider awarding him $33 per hour, as he had suffered cognitive decline since the accident seven years earlier, and over the ten years he is estimated to live . .
“There are lawyers and experts here… some of them make $300 or $500 an hour,” Buehler said. “I’ll suggest a number, put in the number you think is fair to Terry. The full value of the damage and losses he deals with every day. I’ll say $33.”
According to Buehler’s formula, Sanderson must be awarded $3.2 million, which was the amount he initially offered back in 2019 before Judge Holmberg lowered the amount to $300,000.
Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 19:19
Sanderson’s injuries are ‘for life’, attorney Lawrence Bowler says
Buehler told jurors that Sanderson would have to deal with an “invisible brain injury” for the rest of his life.
“It lasts a lifetime,” said Mr. Buehler.
“When people get to know him, after a while they don’t want to deal with him anymore.”
Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 18:57
Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused of “covering up” a skiing accident
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Sanderson’s attorneys ask jury to ‘bring Terry home with fair verdict’
“That day Terry left his house and went skiing in Deer Valley,” said Mr Sykes. “He expected like many days of his life, a fun day for skiing. And he never came home like Terry himself. He never came home, figuratively speaking.”
“Terry tried to get off that mountain, but he’s still there. A part of Terry will stay on the bandana forever.”
Mr Sykes said the amount Sanderson was seeking in the lawsuit would not compensate for the effects of his injuries and the money he had spent on legal fees.
“Give me a break,” Sykes said of allegations that Sanderson filed the lawsuit to exploit Paltrow’s fame and fortune.
“We hope you can help bring Terry home with a fair judgment today.”
Andrea BlancoMarch 30, 2023 18:41
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