Amanda Simmons Luby, a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen, was recently quoted in an article in the Florida Record.
An administrative judge dismissed a state regulator’s complaint that alleged some of the races held at Hamilton Downs in Jasper, Fla., don’t count. He determined the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering didn’t sufficiently prove those races should be nullified, so he had to dismiss the suit.
“It’s an unfortunate ruling, but I understand why the judge made the decision that he did,” said Luby. “Ultimately, the judge was upholding precedent on an extremely narrow issue – whether the ‘racetrack’ met the skeletal requirements for conducting a certain number of horse ‘races’ in that year.”
Read the full article here.
ABOUT AMANDA SIMMONS LUBY
Amanda has worked in the horse industry for more than 20 years. She has developed a national reputation as an equine attorney, and represents nationally acclaimed and international clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Amanda is a member of the Florida Thoroughbred Owners’ and Breeders’ Association and was the Vice Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Equine Law Section in 2008-2009.