Milt Toby

Articles by: Milt Toby

It’s Been Fun

Horses and the Law was launched three years ago with one main objective in mind: to make complicated legal issues that affect the horse industry

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With Apologies To Rod Serling

The natural habitat of Thoroughbred racing isn’t the Twilight ZoneÑbut sometimes it certainly seems that way. Case on point: Within the span of a few

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Defining Liability

A trip to the restroom shouldn’t turn into a contact sport, but sometimes bad things happen. In March 2010, Thomas Duban and his wife, Martha,

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The Lemming Defense

My mother always warned me about the dangers of following the crowd: “If all your friends jumped off a cliff,” she’d ask, “would you follow

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A Shot Across The Bow

The United States Department of Agriculture recently took aim at the Tennessee Walking Horse industry’s failed efforts at self-regulation with a new rule requiring mandatory

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Dogs And The Law

There are a batch of liability risks associated with operating any equestrian business, whether a boarding farm, a lesson barn, a training facility, or a

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Mandatory Minimums

You’ve probably seen the emails or social media calls to action asking you to send a letter/fax/email to someone, either supporting or opposing a proposed

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Finding Fault

If you fall off a horse and hurt yourself, is it always someone else’s fault? The answer, according to the U.S. District Court for the

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Investigative Timeline

One of the perks of writing for an audience of sharp readers is that your comments often raise questions that never had occurred to me.

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Medication Follies

The medication mess that’s been a thorn in the side of racing for what seems like forever is getting stranger by the minute. On one

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Ag-Gag Update

A clandestine video showing Tennessee Walking Horses being tortured in the guise of “training” was released to the public by the Humane Society of the

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Scuppy, Part 2

What a difference a new court can make! A little over a year ago, a trial court in Connecticut dismissed a personal injury lawsuit brought

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Abuse Of Trust

Horse rescues, in the tradition of Blanche DuBois, more often than not depend on the kindness of strangers to keep their stalls and paddocks open.

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Litigating The Derby

With the Run for the Roses just around the corner, here’s an interestingÑand potentially lucrativeÑDerby party bet: How many of the 137 Derby winners listed

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Across the Pond

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the workings of Kentucky’s equine activity law. This is how a somewhat similar equine-related personal injury claim

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Ethical Dilemma

It’s an ethical question, not a legal one, and I want your opinion. What do the Grand National Steeplechase and a weekly New York Times

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