What's going to be really difficult for them is proving damages. They'd have to prove that a horse had an issue that would have been found if the radiographs had been taken during the correct time period. eg, we bought this horse for $100k based on clean rads taken on X date, but it turns out the date was falsified. If the rads had been taken on the actual date then the value would have been $50k due to the bone chip/OCD lesion etc that the horse developed between the true and false dates. That proves $50k in damages.Gemini wrote: ↑Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:51 pmI honestly don't know much about the whole situation but unless Tom Swearingen and others are completely insane, there had to be *some* basis for the allegations... I guess?Sparrow Castle wrote: ↑Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:33 pmHagyard Partner, Dr. Luke H. Fallon, Issues Statement on Radiograph LawsuitMore: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ha ... ph-lawsuitThe following is a statement from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute partner, Luke H. Fallon, DVM, in response to a lawsuit filed Feb. 7 in the Fayette Circuit Court alleging Hagyard has been falsifying the dates that radiographs were taken on some horses about to be sold at Keeneland since 2006.
The lawsuit filed on February 7 in Fayette Circuit Court regarding several Hagyard Equine Medical Institute veterinarians is without merit. All of us at Hagyard are disappointed by the claims made by Tom Swearingen.
I honestly don't know how they plan to do that, because you can't really take an orthopedic problem found after purchase and exactly pinpoint the date it happened on, so you can't really prove that it happened between the actual and falsified radiograph dates.
But they've filed the suit, so.... maybe?