County Settles Tree House Lawsuit

Washington Couple to get $1.2 million for 2008 accident at Takilma tree house resort.

A Washington couple has settled a lawsuit against Josephine County for $1.2 million after they were injured in a fall from a suspension bridge at a bed and breakfast made up of tree houses.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the federal court suit was filed after a 2008 fall at the Out ’n’ About Treesort in Takilma.

Court records indicate Michelle Buswinka and Maurice Breslin of Kirkland, Wash., their two children and another family member were guests at the resort in July 2008 and were having their picture taken on the bridge.

“While holding onto the railing, it suddenly and unexpectedly broke, causing the plaintiffs to pitch forward to the ground, head-first,” the complaint said.