Ok so I was training a horse for hunter over fences and after I finished training the horse and the owner started riding again the horse bucked her off breaking her owners arm. I never had any issues regarding the horses behavior. He was an angel for me. Now the lady is threating to sue me for neglegence saying I knew there was an issue and I didn't inform her that he bucked. Can she sue me? Would it be better just to try to settle if she does sue me?
I guess she could.
I hate this sort of crap! How can someone be responsible for another's actions or lack of talent when you have no control over the situation?
If you are really worried I'd have as brief a conversation as possible with an attorney (billable minutes, you know). And do not offer anything to her...no settlement. Hopefully this will just go away although she will probably be shooting off her mouth about you for years...at which point you may be able to sue her for damaging your business. : )