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Part I: Suzanne Jones and Yvonne Ocrant Author Article on Minnesota's Equine Liability Statute

January 24, 2018

Hinshaw partners Suzanne Jones and Yvonne Ocrant authored an article titled "Understanding Minnesota's Equine Liability Statute," which was originally published in the University of Minnesota Equine Extension Newsletter and republished by Farm Forum. The article reviews Minnesota's Equine Liability Statute and is the first installment of a series of articles that will discuss legal issues confronting the Minnesota horse industry.

Jones and Ocrant caution those active in the equine world of Minnesota to remember that the Equine Liability Statute, Minn. Stat. § 604A.12, is "not a 'zero liability' law." They go on to discuss who is protected under the statute, what the immunity protects against, the activities that fall within the immunity, the exceptions to immunity, and the notice requirements that apply to activity sponsors.

Download a PDF of the first installment of the series as published in the University of Minnesota Equine Extension Newsletter: "Understanding Minnesota's Equine Liability Statute." You can also read the first installment of the series on the Farm Forum website.

Download a PDF of the second installment of the series as published in the University of Minnesota Equine Extension Newsletter: "Limiting Your Equine Liability Under Minnesota Law." You can also read the second installment of the series on the Farm Forum website.

If you have questions or need to better understand your liability exposure as an equine industry participant, please contact Suzanne Jones at sjones@hinshawlaw.com or Yvonne Ocrant at yocrant@hinshawlaw.com.

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