A 12-year-old skier, who was previously awarded $3.75 million after falling 30 feet from a moving chairlift, will be heading to trial in separate litigation to consider if the ski resort’s insurer is required to make a reasonable offer when the extent of damages is disputed but fault is reasonably clear.

In 2019, a jury returned a verdict in favor of Alexander Hache, who was 12 at the time he fell from a ski lift at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area and was seriously injured. In a separate and present action, Hache filed a lawsuit against Wachusett’s insurance companies, alleging that they failed to provide prompt and reasonable settlement offers as required by state consumer protection laws, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A.