Horse Torts Galore in Purchase, Sale and Lease Transactions.

The defendants are equine professionals that provided horse training services to the plaintiffs and acted as the plaintiffs' agent and broker in purchase/lease transactions involving horses.  Over an approximately three-year period, the parties engaged in numerous transactions involving the sale/lease of various horses resulting in the plaintiffs claiming that the defendants' representations didn't match reality with respect to the various horses at issue.  The plaintiffs' claims involved 34 alleged acts of negligence and 14 acts of negligent misrepresentation.  The defendants moved for summary judgment.  On the negligent misrepresentation claims, the defendants claimed that the alleged misrepresentations were not statements of fact but merely opinion, and that some were barred by the statute of limitations.  The court agreed as to the negligent misrepresentation claims and granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment.  However, the court denied the defendants' motion as to the claims based strictly in negligence.  Olympic Dreams, LLC v. Clark, et al., No. 3:11CV01103(AWT), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120064 (D. Conn. Aug. 28, 2014).