SNOW­BOARDER OWES $800,000 IN DAM­AGES

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Rick Car­roll

aspen» A snow­boarder who crashed into a skier last Jan­uary at Snow­mass Ski Area is on the hook to pay the vic­tim more than $800,000 in dam­ages.

Ef­forts to col­lect on the judg­ment were made last week when a lien was filed against Ran­dall Guelfo, 40, a Woody Creek res­i­dent who works ser­vice jobs in Snow­mass Vil­lage.

The lien was filed in the Pitkin County clerk’s of­fice af­ter U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jack­son awarded $796,493 to the plain­tiff, Tracey Swaine of Florida, on Nov. 13.

Jack­son based the de­fault judg­ment on $96,493 in eco­nomic losses, $300,000 for im­pair­ment and dis­fig­ure­ment and $400,000 for pain, suf­fer­ing and loss of en­joy­ment of life.

As of Jan. 5, the fig­ure had climbed to $868,510 be­cause of in­ter­est.

The case never went to trial be­cause Guelfo never filed a for­mal re­sponse to the com­plaint.

He once asked for an ex­ten­sion and was granted one. But by June, he had been un­re­spon­sive to the case, which went into de­fault. A hear­ing in Den­ver was held Oct. 30. Guelfo did not at­tend.

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