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PostTue Oct 13, 2020 6:08 pm 
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Randito wrote:
Given that the disgruntled client isn't willing to accept credit toward a future trip -- this seems more like someone pursuing their giant ego rather than someone that was deeply motivated to stand on the summit of Everest.

His suit claimed the guide cancelled the expedition for reasons that seem like they would feel unfair.  The Sherpas were "lazy and inefficient," a different client backed out, etc.  The tech bro didn't buy the serac thing and saw all this other stuff go down, so he probably thought he was being treated unfairly.  Hell hath no fury like a rich person scorned.
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PostTue Oct 13, 2020 6:28 pm 
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The first suit filed by the client in California has been dismissed. But the guide filed a second suit in King County in August. That case is still pending. But the guide is not the plaintiff in that case even though he was the one who filed it. The guide filed the King County case for "declaratory judgment." This means if the guide gets what he wants, the King County judge will sign an order saying he is right and the tech bro client will not be able to sue him anymore (it's a pre-emptory strike by the guide). Kind of confusing.

The tech bro Client has not answered the complaint yet. I am wondering if he will just give up and let the guide have the declaratory judgment, which would be the end of the dispute (and a lot of egg on tech bro client face).
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PostTue Oct 13, 2020 9:47 pm 
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PostWed Oct 14, 2020 2:19 pm 
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Cyclopath wrote:
"lazy and inefficient"

Ask or pay other people to do the busy work that you don't want to do.

Call them lazy and inefficient.

Hmm.

Just to be clear the hmm is directed at the idiot who thought they were entitled to buy a ticket on a mountain ride, not Cyclopath biggrin.gif
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PostFri Oct 16, 2020 9:07 am 
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The guy says it was his attorney who added "lazy and inefficient" and not him, and that he regrets it being said ... I don't know where else the lawyer would have got that impression but from his client thought.
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PostSat Oct 17, 2020 8:29 am 
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There is a reason this dude Bookman was on a guided expedition; he, in and of himself, was incompetent in mountain climbing. There is a difference between a college education and judgement. Many presumably "smart" individuals lack judgement (not only in the mountains). In light of the guide's previous terrible experience in the same icefall, there is every reason to learn from that  tragedy and take a lower risk profile. Experience comes from learning from previous experiences and therein making good choices. This is all well beyond the capacity of understanding of the naive Bookman (in terms of mountain experience).
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PostSun Oct 18, 2020 8:23 pm 
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33teeth wrote:
altasnob wrote:
I don't understand his motivations.

I would estimate that he's a dick.  Plain and simple.  That seems plenty of motivation for a lot of people.

An entitled dick
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