- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - City leaders in Ketchum have agreed to pay up to $40,000 in legal fees for an organization that is being sued after a man fell off a roof and injured an off-duty Idaho sheriff’s detective.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports (https://bit.ly/1vJQtKe) that Ketchum officials say a clerical error involving the 2012 Music & Arts Showcase Sun Valley led to the city’s insurer refusing to cover the event’s legal fees.

Ketchum co-sponsored the festival and agreed to provide insurance.

At the event, a man fell on former Blaine County Sheriff’s Detective Corey Weatherly, breaking Weatherly’s neck.

Weatherly filed a lawsuit and is seeking damages in excess of $10,000.



Ketchum’s insurance provider at the time, HUB International Ltd., says it agreed to insure the city, not the festival.

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Information from: Idaho Mountain Express, https://www.mtexpress.com

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