Dorinda Medley’s Boyfriend John Mahdessian Loses Suit Against Ski Resort; Pays for Trial Fees
May 11, 2016 09:03 AM EDT
The businessman boyfriend of "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Dorinda Medley, John Mahdessian, filed a lawsuit against a ski resort following an accident that resulted to injuries. The legal complaint seeks more than $70,000 in damages.
The Radar Online reported that Mahdessian sustained multiple injuries on while skiing at the ski resort owned by the "The Stratton" Corporation on January 18, 1997, court filings stated. According to the lawsuit, he was skiing down the Suntanner Trail going to the mountain lodge "when he suddenly and without warning encountered an unmarked, manmade, hazard."
Mahdessian claimed he hit on the said "unmarked manmade, hazard" and fell. Due to the impact, he sustained internal injuries. The TV personality also said he was skiing in control, blaming the ski resort for not placing "advance warning" of the said "manmade hazard."
The accident at the ski resort resulted to a "massive and permanent physical and emotional injuries" from the incident such as a broken back, Mahdessian said. However, when his case was heard, the jury sided with The Stratton Corporation. The resort in defense said that Mahdessian was responsible to the accident himself, as they claimed it is the result of negligence on his part, Wetpaint cited.
Suffered defeat to the trial, the 50-year old businessman was ordered by the court to pay for the trial fees of the ski resort worth $2,708.11, which includes court reporting, expert witnesses, and videographer fees.
John Mahdessian was famous in Manhattan for his couture dry cleaning business, Madame Paulette. The business specializes in cleaning services for high quality, delicate items. It has been named the dry cleaner of choice by Vogue. It has cleaned the clothes of Vogue fashionista Lauren Santo Domingo, the MoMA, and even the gowns of Princess Diana. In 2014, Mahdessian's business is also in legal dispute involving discrimination against a female employee.