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Defense Verdict Obtained Under Georgia’s Equine Activities Act

February 10, 2010

In February, 2010, Doug Smith obtained a defense verdict under Georgia’s Equine Activities Act. The plaintiff was thrown from a horse prior to her riding lesson from the defendant and sustained serious shoulder and arm injuries. The defense successfully argued that the Equine Activities Act provided immunity to the defendant and that the plaintiff assumed the risk of injury to herself.

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For informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in future cases.