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9:24 am
Mon August 6, 2012

SUPCO To Decide Fate Of Equine-related Lawsuit

A woman severely injured when she went to the aid of a horse owner in danger of being trampled is challenging the state's definition of being a spectator at an equine event as she seeks damages for her injuries. Roshel Smith says her presence at the horse barn where the accident happened is not covered by the state law meant to limit lawsuits against the horse industry. Defendant Donald Landfair argues Smith voluntarily went to the horse barn and watched activities involving horses, just the type of situation the law covers. A lower court has sided with Smith. The Ohio Supreme Court is expected to rule on the question this fall.