Western District of Louisiana

HISA Rules Back in Force Nationwide After Appeals Court Ruling

A temporary "administrative stay" ruling issued Wednesday night by a panel of three judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit means that "pending further consideration," Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act Authority (HISA) rules are back in effect nationwide. The Aug. 3 court order trumps a preliminary injunction issued July 26 by a lower U.S. District Court (Western District of Louisiana) judge that had halted the HISA rules in Louisiana and West Virginia pending the outcome of an underlying lawsuit in that court. In that June...

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