Sam Ives was killed by a bear June 17, 2007 while on a camping trip at American Fork Canyon. Sam’s attack was the second of that day. The boy’s family filed a $2 million lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service following his fatal mauling in 2007. The trial has begun.
Attorneys for Sam’s family argue that the U.S. Forest Service and the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources had a duty to warn the family there was a dangerous bear in the area and that it had attacked a site close to where they camped. They also believe the campground should have been closed until the bear was killed, which didn’t happen until after Sam died.
You can read more at the Salt Lake Tribune.