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    03-11-2013, 01:03 PM
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Foal
Can I be sued for this?

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?
     
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    03-11-2013, 01:05 PM
  #2
Started
What was your contract like? I highly doubt they can sue.
     
    03-11-2013, 01:10 PM
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Showing
If you offer to settle, you're admitting guilt.

I don't see where she has a case, but anyone can sue for anything in the US. Doesn't mean they'll win.
     
    03-11-2013, 01:16 PM
  #4
Foal
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what was your contract like? I highly doubt they can sue.

I don't think it specifies
     
    03-11-2013, 01:24 PM
  #5
Yearling
It doesn't sound like she has a case. If your contract doesn't specify, then unfortunately for this woman she'll just have to live with a broken arm.
     
    03-11-2013, 01:30 PM
  #6
Trained
If she is threatening to sue, contact your insurance company and have no further conversation with her...and do not discuss any details on a public forum like this.
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    03-11-2013, 01:30 PM
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Green Broke
Horses are unpredictable animals. She would have to find proof that you knew the horse bucked.
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    03-11-2013, 01:35 PM
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Green Broke
I doubt it horses have their own minds and it is her horse.
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    03-11-2013, 01:37 PM
  #9
Started
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. : )
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    03-11-2013, 01:38 PM
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Started
If she could sue you for that than you could sue her if you were hurt while training her horse.. I really think she has no case But hey you can Sue over anything!
     

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