Gwyneth Paltrow wins Utah ski collision trial, Jury verdict awards her $1

Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, brought the case about a 2016 ski accident. He claimed that the collision left him with shattered ribs and resulted in lifelong brain damage when he filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Paltrow.

Award-winning Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow was involved in a civil lawsuit related to a skiing accident that occurred in 2016 at a resort in Utah. Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, brought the case about a 2016 ski accident. He claimed that the collision left him with shattered ribs and resulted in lifelong brain damage when he filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Paltrow. The civil trial has now been won by Gwyneth Paltrow. The jury declared the Goop CEO not guilty and decided in her favour after deliberating for more than two hours.

With a flurry of medical specialists, ski resort workers, witnesses, and Paltrow herself taking the stand, the ensuing judicial fight turned what is often a very regular and minor ski run incidence into an extensive — and occasionally pretty ridiculous — live-streamed spectacle. After the verdict was announced, Paltrow responded somberly by just nodding. Sanderson slumped his head.

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At the Deer Valley Resort in Utah in 2016, Gwyneth Paltrow said that Terry Sanderson struck her. She asked for only $1 in legal costs and damages. While the lawsuit claimed Sanderson suffered damages of more than $30,000, Sanderson’s lawyer requested the jury to take his brain impairment into account and give him $3.2 million.

During a two-week trial during which several witnesses testified, a verdict was reached in the case. The jury determined that Terry Sanderson was to blame for the collision and Paltrow’s injuries. Comparative carelessness was used to determine his guilt. As asked, the actress received compensation in the amount of $1. The timing of her legal fees is still to be determined.

Gwyneth Paltrow whispered in Sanderson’s ear as she was leaving the court. After the verdict, Paltrow put her hand on his shoulder and said, “I wish you well,” according to Sanderson, who spoke to the reporters outside of the court.