Svitek Versus Nidecker

On May 27, 2005, snowboard binding manufacturers around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when a Multnomah County, Oregon jury handed down its verdict releasing Nidecker from liability in the 2002 death of Kate Svitek. It was not reached by a unanimous decision.

While other lawsuits have been filed–and even settled out of court–the Svitek versus Nidecker trial delivered the nation