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HENRY J. METZ AND CHRISTIE M. METZ, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent.

Henry and Christie Metz owned an Arabian farm known as Silver Maple Farm. Between 2004 and 2009 - the years at issue - it lost millions of dollars. Now the IRS looks at if the Metzes tried to turn a profit as a busine...
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BULLDOG FARMS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; and ROBERT GOLDWASSER, individually, Plaintiffs, vs. HOLGER HETZEL, individually, Defendant.

A lawsuit seeking over $1 million alleges a lack of transparency from Holger Hetzel, who sells the dream of buying horses as "investments." He is accused of fraud and professional negligence....
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JILL BURNELL and ALEX BURNELL, Plaintiffs, v. MARIN HUMANE SOCIETY, et al.

Convicted horse abuser Jill Burnell is suing a humane society for $15 million alleging her rights were violated. Read the full complaint filed on behalf of the Gray Fox Farm owner and Warmblood breeder who stands Redwin...
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SARAH P. THAYER v. COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE

Dr. Sarah Thayer posted losses of over $450,000 over three years. Her plan to lease Charleston 26 to Cesar Parra for the Pan Am games also failed. Will the tax board find Dr. Thayer on the hook because it is deemed a h...
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Patty Parker, an individual, Plaintiff vs. Zooey Deschanel, an individual, Victoria LaCagnina, an individual, and DOES 1 through 20 inclusive, Defendants.

California horse trainer Victoria LaCagnina of Storia Stables in Lake View Terrace, California and her celebrity client Zooey Deschanel are being sued after a horse lease went bad. The plaintiff alleges her horse sust...
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MARTHA TORKINGTON and RIVER VALLEY RANCH, LLC; Plaintiffs, vs. MARK ARBALLO, et al; Defendants.

The death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted after a trainer allegedly left the mare unsupervised and “bitted up” in a shank bit has prompted a civil suit by the derby reining horse’s owner....
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CHRISTINA WELTZ, Plaintiff, v. STONY HILL STABLES, INC., ELIZABETH HOTCHKISS, AISHA ALI-DUYCK, Defendants.

Horse trainer Aisha Ali-Duyck, now of Oregon, is accused of selling a former client in New York a jumper with shivers for $130,000. She allegedly told the plaintiff the horse was suitable to compete at the Winter Equest...
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ANN S. REILLY Plaintiff v. Jennifer Brinkley and Jules Nyssen, Defendants.

North Carolina dressage trainer Jules Nyssen is being sued in federal court for more than $250,000 after he allegedly misrepresented a Dutch Warmblood when acting as his client's buyer's agent....
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Tiana Hornickel, Plaintiff, v. Mario A. Contreras, Tom Reed, and Eva Haron, Defendants.

Mario Contreras is accused of the fraudulent misrepresentation and sale of a client's Andalusian stallion for $150,000. He was allegedly assisted by horse trainers Tom Reed of Florida and Eva Haron of Michigan to create...
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MARIA CHUNGUNCO, Plaintiff, v. KIMBERLY STEWART and HOPE BATCHELOR, DVM., Defendants.

The owner of the coveted show pony, Spellbound, has filed suit against her child's former hunter/jumper trainer, Kim Stewart and veterinarian Hope Batchelor, DVM in Florida. The allegations include fraud and profession...
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GLENWILLOW, INC. v. MARIA CHUNGUNCO

A billing dispute with her child’s trainer, Kimberly Stewart of Glenwillow Farm, Inc. in Maryland has turned into a horse owner’s nightmare. Maria Chungunco’s highly sought after pony, Spellbound, is scheduled to ...
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NANCY L. BARRETT, as Successor in Interest, etc., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JAMES E. LEECH, Defendant and Respondent.

A farrier hired to trim horses' hooves died when a horse bumped him and he fell backward and hit his head on sharp rocks lining the ground. A lawsuit followed....
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JAMES LEE PARLIER JR, (d/b/a Jimmy Parlier Horse Transport, Parlier Farms and Parlier Equine Transport & Carriages), vs. TIFFANY LEWIS, et al.

James Parlier, a horse transporter, who runs Parlier Equine Transport is suing past clients alleging they are conspiring to damage his business and reputation by publishing false, unfair, and what he alleges are deceptive...
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JMJ Racing Stables, LLC v WICKLIFFE PHARMACEUTICAL, INC., a Kentucky Corporation, d/b/a Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy, et al.

A Kentucky compounding pharmacy is facing three lawsuits brought by thoroughbred owners alleging a faulty drug concoction, toxic to their horses, was due to the company's negligence. Wycliffe Pharmaceutical, Inc., also kn...
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SHAN deWEY, an individual, Plaintiff, vs. MATHEW GILLISPIE, an individual; TRIPLE AC RANCH, LLC; and DOES 1 through 20, inclusive, Defendants.

Arizona horse transporter Triple-AC-Ranch, LLC, and Mathew Gillispie are accused of gross negligence after two horses were killed and five others injured after its trailer overturned in a single-vehicle accident, accord...
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SUSAN RACHAEL STEIN, Plaintiff, vs. LEFT BANK EQUINE, INC., JAMES BELDEN, DVM, DARREN GRAZIANO dba DG VENTURE, Defendants.

Susan Stein sued Dr. James Belden and show jumper trainer Darren Graziano after the $200K jumper she bought wasn't as described or vetted....
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TIFFANY LEWIS v. JAMES LEE PARLIER, JR., a/k/a JIMMY PARLIER HORSE TRANSPORT d/b/a PARLIER EQUINE TRANSPORT & CARRIAGES et al.

North Carolina horse transporter Jimmy Parlier of Parlier Equine Transport & Carriages is accused of fraud and negligence after a horse he was hired to haul was severely injured after he hired another horse hauler to tak...
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DAVID GEE, as Sheriff of Hillsborough County, Florida, Petitioner, v. SHAWN JAYROE d/b/a RVR HORSE RESCUE, INC., Respondent.

As deputies continue their investigation, the agency filed a petition asking for permanent ownership rights of two horses, Flower and Valentine. The civil filing also seeks to keep RVR Rescue and its founder, Shawn Jayr...
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DR. CESAR PARRA, Plaintiff, HUNTERDON COUNTY SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, (HUNTERDON SPCA), ASHLEY MEYER, et al, Defendants.

Dressage's Cesar Parra is suing the now defunct Hunterdon County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a worker, claiming he suffered after being charged with animal cruelty in 2012. The criminal charges...
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