Sierra Club

Sierra Club mountaineers should direct their frustration not at the club leadership, but at lawyers who, whenever there is insurance or an organization with “deep pockets,” generate multimillion-dollar lawsuits, and against juries which award “free money” in ever-increasing amounts (“Ban on Mountaineering Causes Rift in Sierra Club,” Part I, Feb. 17). The mountaineers should work for a waiver law that would protect nonprofit organizations from liability, and if this fails, which is likely given the lawyers’ stranglehold on Sacramento, for a separate club with fees high enough to pay for lawyers’ Rolls Royces and $500 lunch bills.


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