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Following a two-week trial, a Sedgwick County, Kansas jury returned a defense verdict in less than 40 minutes in favor of a rodeo arena and horse stable owner on premises liability and negligence claims arising from an altercation between two horses. During the altercation, one of the horses, a stallion, bit the plaintiff’s hand and severed two fingers. A third finger was badly injured, and later amputated at the hospital. The plaintiff also claimed a traumatic brain injury resulting from the incident. The plaintiff alleged that the attack was the result of the defendant negligently boarding a mare horse in close proximity to the stallion during breeding season. She claimed that the presence of the mare teased the stallion into a rage, resulting in him attacking another male horse the plaintiff was leading past the stallion and in the direction of the mare at the time of the attack. The plaintiff was in the middle of the fight when the stallion bit her hand. The plaintiff sought damages in excess of $1,000,000. The jury found the plaintiff was 100% at fault for the accident.  Judge Bruce Brown presided over the trial. The case was tried by Morris Laing attorneys John Johnson and Ryan Peck.