CDI Releases Statement Regarding Baffert Lawsuit

Following a summary judgment issued by a federal judge Wednesday that dismissed Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's lone remaining claim in his lawsuit against Churchill Downs, Inc. (CDI), Churchill Downs issued a statement on Thursday. The statement appears in its entirety below. "Churchill Downs is pleased that the Court granted our Motion for Summary Judgement in the Civil Action brought against our company, CEO and Board Chairman by Bob Baffert, resolving in our favor the last remaining claim, just as the Court had ruled in our favor on all...

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Judge Dismisses Baffert's Lone Remaining Claim Against CDI

A federal judge on Wednesday issued a summary judgment that dismissed trainer Bob Baffert's lone remaining claim in his 15-month-old lawsuit against Churchill Downs, Inc. (CDI). The order was handed down three months after the same judge tossed out five other counts in the case that alleged civil rights violations related to the gaming corporation's two-year banishment of the Hall-of-Fame trainer. "The Court denied Plaintiffs motion for a preliminary injunction and dismissed Plaintiffs' claims for unlawful exclusion, unlawful conspiracy in restraint of trade, unlawful use of monopoly power, tortious interference...

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