Terry Sanderson Vs Gwyneth Paltrow

Terry Sanderson, 76, alleges he sustained a brain injury and four broken ribs on February 26, 2016, when Gwyneth Paltrow knocked him over while skiing down a beginner-level hill at the Deer Valley Resort on Flagstaff Mountain in Utah. Sanderson’s complaint states that he suffered 'a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries' after Paltrow struck him from behind, 'knocking him down hard, knocking him out.' Additionally, Sanderson maintains he suffered 'pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress and disfigurement.' Paltrow has filed a counterclaim seeking symbolic damages of $1 in compensatory damages plus her attorneys’ fees and costs. Paltrow has vowed to donate any additional funds potentially awarded by the jury to a charitable organization. According to Paltrow’s countersuit, Sanderson admitted he didn’t remember what happened, but Paltrow says she remembers the incident clearly. According to her recollection, Sanderson was uphill from her and plowed into her from behind. Sanderson initially sued Paltrow for damages exceeding $3.1 million, alleging that the incident constituted a hit-and-run, but a judge dismissed those claims. Sanderson’s amended complaint seeks in excess of $300,000 from the lawsuit, maintaining Paltrow negligently caused his injuries. The rules of the slope maintain that whoever is further down the mountain has the right of way. In this case, both Paltrow and Sanderson claim to have been further down.